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Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

Features Animals
8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd, Shreveport, LA 71107
+1 318-929-2806
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Great little park to visit with your pet.

Very well kept park. Well marked trails. Friendly staff and interesting exhibits. They take care... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diedre C
Good luck catching it open

One of the many places that is a waste of taxpayer's money due to almost always being closed. Would... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Dannie W
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A nature park featuring over 5 miles of forested hiking trails. A visitor center with exhibits and live animals and an outdoor aviary featuring live birds of prey, including a bald eagle and several species of owls. Public programs, events, and festivals are held regularly and are always free of charge. Tours and classes are offered for groups by reservation.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“wildlife” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd, Shreveport, LA 71107
+1 318-929-2806
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well kept park. Well marked trails. Friendly staff and interesting exhibits. They take care of wounded wildlife until they can be returned to their natural habitat.

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

One of the many places that is a waste of taxpayer's money due to almost always being closed. Would be a great place to visit if it were open on a regular basis!!!More

Thank Dannie W
Stacy G, Education Coordinator at Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Dannie, We're sorry you're having trouble visiting the park and we appreciate the feedback. Regular park hours are Wednesday through Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm. We close on major holidays to allow staff time with their families. It is disheartening to read that Walter...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We attended owl night 2/11/17. There were 4 owls presented. The handlers were very knowledgeable. Hundreds of visitors attended and a good time was had by all.

2  Thank David T
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk on a cold, frozen morning. I walked the perimeter Caddo trail. Signs were easy to follow. The Nature Center was interesting. Viewed an owl, falcon and eagle in outside enclosures. I had never been so close to an eagle.

Thank RuthMckown
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The park has numerous nature trails of varying lengths up to 2 miles for walking. On the half mile trail we took, there were just a few signs indicating points of interest. The nature center is small and has a few Live reptiles and some...More

Thank TB_Rays_fan_NJ
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This park offers hiking trails, one of which is paved and handicap accessible, live exhibits of birds and snakes, a pavilion, and various scheduled activities. On this visit we enjoyed one of the trails, and exhibits in the main building. We had no contact with...More

2  Thank JasShreveport_LA
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The park is a reat place for all ages. The paths are interesting and the place is authentically nature and reminds us of what is all around us.

3  Thank Rita H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This park is a great place to get in touch with nature. I have attended a butterfly nature walk that was so fun and interesting. Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer....More

4  Thank Social_robin
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Nice little park with learning center. See some snakes, birds and animals. Some trails a bit wet from rains so wear your boots. Not a huge park but nice for short walks. Cool to see eagle, deer, owls etc. a good spot for the kids...More

2  Thank chucksierke
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Really nice forest with plenty of vines and the occasional critter or two. DO NOT come to this place if it has been raining unless you want to get very wet and muddy. But when dry, it is well worth your time and effort.

3  Thank John W
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Emily V
22 August 2016|
Response from Stacy G | Property representative |
Hi Emily, The main parking area is just outside the Visitor Center. Inside the center you will find exhibits and restrooms. A friendly naturalist can give you a park map and help you choose a trail, lengths ranging from a... More
6 July 2016|
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Response from Stacy G | Property representative |
Yes, very pet friendly! Pets are allowed in the park, on the trails, and even in the visitor center.