Kiwanis Greater Ouachita
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita will partner with the City of West Monroe in the hopes of securing playground equipment to be installed at Highland Park, a new green space and park area designated by the City of West Monroe and located in the heart of the West Monroe community. Highland Park sits on the site of a former public golf course that has been closed for a number of years. The property sits in the middle of both a large residential neighborhood and business area. The City of West Monroe recently completed a large-scale drainage project at Highland Park that will bring needed drainage to the adjacent neighborhood, leaving a large, open green space available for development and use by local residents. Municipal leaders were also able to secure funding for bicycle/pedestrian paths that are currently under construction around the perimeter of wetlands that lie in the middle of the property. If additional funds can be secured for playground equipment, this will be a tremendous asset to the entire community and will result in significant usage of Highland Park by all ages. Highland Park is located within close proximity to two large residential neighborhoods and an elementary school, so we anticipate this park will be frequently used by the public.