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Phase 1 of the Master Landscape Plan is Complete!

June 06, 2017

The past year was another very productive one for the (OCPS). Thanks to a grant from the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners Association (NWLAMGA) and a Neighborhood Improvement (NIP) grant from the Community Development Dept. of the City of Shreveport, as well as the Friends and Families of Oakland, OCPS was able to implement Phase 1 of the cemetery’s overall landscape plan. This portion of the plan included plantings in the front gate area of the cemetery, as well as down Washington Street and to the eastern boundary.

In addition to planting trees, a bench was added to the Yellow Fever Mound along with beautiful plantings behind the bench.

Finally, an irrigation system was added to each plant to keep them in good condition throughout the year.

This effort allowed us to tie the cemetery into the recently renovated Grand Ave./Elvis Presley Blvd. and enhance the beauty of both. We are very appreciative to all our donors for their support.