Ford Park (Shreveport, Louisiana)

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Entrance to Ford Park in Shreveport, Louisiana
A glimpse of Ford Park
Swimming area on Cross Lake at Ford Park

Ford Park is a popular facility operated by the City of Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana. The 85-acre (340,000 m2) park is located in north Shreveport at 5784 South Lakeshore Drive near the municipal pier and boat launch.

Ford Park offers two recreational ballfields, two playgrounds, two tennis courts, A disk golf course, a picnic area, a walking trail, and a fishing pier on Cross Lake. There is space for large family events.

The park is named for John McWilliams Ford, mayor of Shreveport from 1918-1922 and its finance commissioner from 1930 until his death in 1965.

Lo Walker, the mayor of Bossier City, married his wife, Adele, at Ford Park in 1962.[1]


  1. ^ Margaret Martin (February 13, 2015). "Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker has fallen in love". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved February 28, 2015.