top of page

From Shreveport With Love

Welcome to "From Shreveport With Love," where we imagine and explore the possibilities for Shreveport's future. This page is a platform for sharing bold ideas and creative visions that could transform our city into a more vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable community. Here, we dream big and outline what Shreveport could become with the passion and dedication of its residents.

Before and After.png

Vision for 220 Texas Street: Shreveport's Community Oasis

Welcome to our vision for the corner lot at 220 Texas Street, formerly the site of Dripp Donuts. This open space, located at the bustling intersection of Texas and Market Streets, holds immense potential to be transformed into Shreveport's own urban downtown greenspace. We envision a vibrant, multi-functional community hub that revitalizes downtown and fosters a sense of unity and engagement among residents and visitors alike.

The Vision

Imagine 220 Texas Street as a dynamic public park where green spaces, cultural activities, and community events come together to create a lively urban environment. This new community place could feature:

  • Lush Green Areas: Beautifully landscaped gardens and shaded areas for relaxation, providing a serene escape from the urban hustle and bustle.

  • Performance Spaces: Outdoor stages and amphitheaters for live music, theater performances, and public art displays, showcasing local talent and enriching the cultural scene.

  • Interactive Playgrounds: Safe and creative play areas for children, encouraging outdoor activity and family-friendly fun.

  • Food and Beverage Kiosks: A selection of local food trucks and vendors offering diverse culinary delights, making it a culinary hotspot.

  • Community Gardens: Space for urban agriculture, where residents can grow their own produce, promoting sustainability and healthy living.

  • Fitness and Recreation: Open spaces and facilities for yoga, tai chi, and other fitness activities, promoting wellness and active lifestyles.

  • Event Hosting: Flexible spaces for farmers markets, festivals, community gatherings, and public celebrations, making it a central point for city events.

Why It’s a Good Idea

Transforming 220 Texas Street into a community place offers numerous benefits:

  • Economic Boost: By attracting visitors and encouraging foot traffic, the park could stimulate local businesses, drive economic growth, and create job opportunities.

  • Cultural Enrichment: A central space for arts and culture would enhance Shreveport’s cultural landscape, making it a more attractive destination for tourists and artists.

  • Community Engagement: Providing a common area for gatherings and events fosters stronger social connections and a sense of community pride.

  • Environmental Impact: Introducing green spaces and community gardens contributes to urban sustainability, improves air quality, and promotes biodiversity.

  • Health and Well-being: Access to recreational facilities and green areas encourages physical activity, reduces stress, and improves overall public health.

bottom of page