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Join us for the Great Highland Cleanup

We’ve got another neighborhood cleanup planned this month, and we’d love for you to join us!

As part of Shreveport Green’s Great American Cleanup, Highland Restoration Association will be meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Columbia Park for a neighborhood cleanup. We’ll divide up to pick up trash along the streets surrounding the park.

We provide the trash bags, grabbers, gloves and water. We just need you!

In addition to picking up trash, we’re focusing this cleanup on removing tires from around the neighborhood. If you know of a location or have some of your own, email us at [email protected] with the location, and we’ll pick them up that morning.

Check out the Facebook event here.

Join us for The Big Event this Saturday at Columbia Park

Centenary College’s student -led, large scale day of service uniting college students with Highland neighbors returns Saturday, March 23.

Highland Restoration Association is happy to once again support this neighborhood event that builds relationships and enhances the community.

HRA members are encouraged to join students and Shreveport Green at a cleanup at Columbia Park beginning at 9 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

Come help us with neighborhood projects!

Photo by Henrietta Wildsmith

Looking to get involved in neighborhood projects?

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 23, for a fun work day to paint the Highland Arch and install historic district signs across the neighborhood.

The city recently painted new bike lanes along Marshall Street south of downtown that lead into Highland, and we want to ensure our neighborhood gateway looks its best.


We’ll be spending the morning of Saturday, Feb. 23 painting the Highland Arch at Marshall and Gilbert Streets and installing historic district signs. We welcome your help.


We’ll meet at 10 a.m. at the Highland Arch and divide into groups to tackle sign installation and arch painting. We’ll bring the tools, ladders and supplies. We just need you 😊  


The day is a great way to also meet our board of directors and find out what else is planned for this year.


Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Share your Highland knowledge with us

Calling all Highland history buffs!

Highland Restoration Association needs your help.  One of our projects in 2019 is to design and construct mile markers along the walking path at Highland Park. These won’t just be any mile markers! Each will showcase fun facts about our historic neighborhood.

SPAR (Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation) will install the markers this spring alongside a host of other park improvements, including new playground equipment, benches and updated signage at the Olive Street entrance.

Got ideas for factoids?

Email them to [email protected]

Highland Park to get a new look in 2019

Highland Park is getting a makeover in 2019.

ReForm Shreveport, City of Shreveport, SWEPCO and Highland Restoration Association each have planned renovation projects within the neighborhood park this year. Each project has a different timeline but all improvements should be completed by this spring. 

Here is an overview of what you can expect this year:

  • Updated playground equipment as well as the rubber mulch surface material.  
  • Removing the current structure at the Olive Street park entrance and replacing it with a new entry way.  
  • The pavilion will be painted and picnic tables will be replaced once pavilion painting is complete.  
  • Installation of a bike repair station.
  • Installation of path distance markers provided by Highland Restoration Association
  • Updated signage
  • SWEPCO is replacing the existing nine street lights within the park with 15 flood lights. “It’s really going to light up the park,” said Keith MacFarland, principal customer service account representative at SWEPCO. The updated lighting is expected to be completed in January, he said.


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