UPDATE: Shreveport’s Common Park set to open Oct. 28

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the ribbon cutting has been moved to Monday, Oct. 28. The original info follows below:

Shreveport’s first urban greenspace, the Common Park, is set to officially open this week.

Mayor Adrian Perkins and members of the City Council, Caddo Parish Commission, Shreveport Common, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, along with major public and private donors are cutting the ribbon Friday, Oct. 25 at 9 a.m.

The Common Park is opening in the western edge of downtown Shreveport, 869 Texas Ave., at the center of a nine-block transformation and revitalization project.

It is destined to transform a long-blighted area into a place of fun, featuring tree-lined walking paths, gardens, and a water feature that serves as an irrigation system. It will also have a food truck court, park benches, bicycle racks, and the infrastructure to support later additions.