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.
Your membership with Highland Restoration Association is vital. Please join us today!
Membership is our #1 way to fund the majority of our neighborhood activities. Pay online through secure PayPal account or mail check to:
HRA – 520 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104
$10 – Seniors (60+)
$25 – Singles & Household
The Highland Restoration Association is pleased to announce the 2018 board members for the organization. Welcome to our newest board members.
James Carstensen moved into the Highland neighborhood in 1988 with his family and grew up on Prospect Street. He is a master craftsman with a passion for restoring older homes. “I love the culture and diversity of my Highland neighbors and the charm and character of the homes. I look forward to working with the other members of the HRA board to help any way I can.”
Jada Durden is a journalist and blogger and busy woman about town whose brand is lovingthislifejada. Jada said she found her home in Highland soon after she moved here and has been thriving and loving it ever since.
Madison Poche brought her enthusiasm and energy to Shreveport when she moved from New Orleans. She loves Highland’s proximity to downtown, the bike lanes, the historic architecture, and the general vibe in Highland. Madison works for SRAC, and recently purchased a home in Highland.
Holly Roca is a Los Angeles transplant and a realtor with Keller Williams Realty who is active in the Highland market. Her interests include historic guidelines and increasing property values in our historic neighborhood. Her strengths that she brings to the board include building community relations and promoting partnerships.
Highland Restoration Association welcomes all the new board members, and we look forward to working with them to preserve and enhance our historic neighborhood under the direction of our new board president, Michele Marcotte. Michele agreed to serve as president for 2018 after doing a great job as Chair of the 2017 Highland Holiday Tour of Homes.
Returning board members include Janelle Willis, Vice President; Iris Harper, Secretary; and Barbara Ramsey, Treasurer; and Marsha Millican Gill; Kevin May; Melinda Purcell; Andy Shehee; and Sydni Smith.
We thank board members rotating off the board this year for their service: Darel LaBeau; Tyler Spears; and Tom Arceneaux who will continue to serve HRA as an adviser on zoning issues. Teresa Edgerton-Scott is also a former board president who serves as a general adviser to the board.
Saturday April 8, 2017
8AM – 11AM
Great American Cleanup Day! Join us at Highland Park. Parking available on Olive Street. Groups will receive directions and instructions on which blocks to clean that day. Trash bags and grabbers will be provided. Bottled water will also be provided. Bring your gloves!
Call for Volunteers! Join Highland Restoration Association, Fairfield Historic District, Highland Jazz & Blues Festival, and the City of Shreveport: Community Development as we work together to beautify our lovely neighborhood of Highland.
Every 2nd Saturday we will meet at 8am to work for a couple of hours. Each month we will focus on a different “zone” of Highland.
Take PRIDE in your neighborhood, LOVE your city, and BLOOM where you’re planted.
We appreciate the efforts of all the organizations including Shreveport Green. They helped spearhead Shreveport’s anti-litter campaign, Don’t Be Trashy, Keep It Classy! This multi-faceted approach to litter awareness focuses on the individual’s responsibility. This is our way of supporting their year-long efforts to beautify our city!