More improvement scheduled for Tall Timbers park

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A Bossier Parish park that has already seen projects completed that added a new bathroom facility and another shade structure to protect youngsters who use the existing playground equipment will be receiving another major facelift.
Officially, it’s the War and Space Veterans Memorial Park. Residents along U.S. Hwy. 80 east in Haughton know it better as the Tall Timbers park, located near the subdivision of the same name.
Warren Saucier, director of the Bossier Parish Police Jury Parks and Recreation Department, said equipment will be moved in Monday morning, Aug. 1 to begin work on the park’s playing field. The project is expected to continue through Aug. 8.
“We’re going to have to close the playing field while we do the work,” Saucier said. “We’re sorry for the temporary inconvenience but I’m sure the people who utilize that field will be pleased with what we’re planning.”
Saucier said the field will be stripped and leveled and new grass seed will be spread. Although the work is expected to be completed in seven or eight days, a new coat of grass may take a little longer to cover the field.
“It will probably take a couple of weeks for the grass to take hold,” Saucier said. “We are aware that youth football teams use that field to practice, but the new grass will be worth the wait.”