Latest rendering of new Tinsley Park to be constructed

BOSSIER CITY, La. ­– The city of Bossier is one step closer to completing several projects that include upgrades to parks and the animal shelter.         

All projects are now three to four months away from opening up bidding for a contractor to start construction.

The largest project includes upgrades at Tinsley Park totaling $14 million. Those upgrades include five new state-of-the-art baseball diamonds, new play lots, parking lots, hot concessions and new bathrooms.

The parks will also become completely ADA accessible. All current baseball diamonds will also be upgraded.

"They are probably 50 percent through with plans,” said Pam Glorioso, Bossier City’s chief administrative officer. “There are wetland areas involved, so we have to mitigate those wetlands and get the Army Corps of Engineers approval," Glorioso said. "That tends to slow down the bidding, so we are 90 days from getting that resolved which means we won't be able to bid this until that is put in place.”

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