At long last, after political jockeying, legal action, meetings, shady deals, moving locations, and being the butt of about 30,000 mostly stale jokes, Shreveport’s dog park is about to open.

There are numerous articles about the history of this project, so we will spare you the long, sad history of its road to reality (for now) and get on with the details of its debut, which has been waiting on the grass to take hold before turning it over to canines and their humans.

City officials will descend on the park, located at the Stoner Boat Launch at Stoner Avenue and Clyde Fant Parkway, and break out the big scissors and ribbon on Friday, July 14th at 5:00 p.m..

The park features water fountains at both entrances of the park and multiple seating areas scattered throughout the facility.

The Red River Waterway Commission granted the City $280,000 for construction which allowed them to dictate the location along the river (despite two major floods in the last two years). In addition, more than $40,000 in private donations from various supporters and an additional $28,000 from the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance.

So bring your doggo or pupper and do them an excite at the Shreveport Dog Park one week from now.

Images from the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance Page on Facebook.