Dennis Freeman Memorial River Park
Harold Dennis Freeman, known as Dennis Freeman (April 23, 1940-November 23, 2007) was elected mayor of historic Logansport in 1984. He remained mayor until his death in 2007. His contribution to the little town on the Sabine River, on the western most river border of DeSoto Parish, is significant. For over sixteen years, he worked patiently with highway officials in Louisiana and Texas to construct a new border bridge over the Sabine River, now during the term of his wife, Mayor Katherine Freeman, that project, he worked so hard on, is a reality. He helped to establish the first fire and ambulance districts in DeSoto Parish. And his long term vision was the development of a Logansport River Front Park. During his term many aspects of the River Park were began and completed, it was a work in progress. Now with his passing, the Town of Logansport, continues to embrace his vision, and is continually developing a vision of its own.
N.J. Caraway Memorial Bell
Just south of the main parking lot, near the Pavilion, on the hill overlooking the Sabine River, you will find a monument inscribed with the names of the original owners of the N.J. Caraway Store.
Gordon Chandler Children's Park
Next to the Pavilion is the children’s playground. This playground is named for and dedicated to Gordon Chandler. The late Mr. Chandler was a much loved resident of Logansport.
Carolyn Vidler Memorial
As you venture through the park, you will notice a very prominent monument of the State of Louisiana. This area is dedicated to the late Carolyn Plott Vidler.
The River Stage gives the Town of Logansport’s residents and visitors a place to experience performances by bands, movie viewings, pageants, gospel singings and many other events.
Within the park is a covered Gazebo. Located on the hill near the Veterans Memorial Wall.
The Pavilion is built on a terraced hill overlooking the River Stage with magnificent views of the Sabine River and the entire park area.
Veterans Memorial Wall
The Veterans Memorial Wall is located on the South end of the park, on a hill, very near the River Bridge.
Compassionate Friends of Toledo Bend
"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope...."
The walking trail laid out within the borders of the Dennis Freeman Memorial River Park was a vision of the late Mayor Dennis Freeman and became a reality thanks to grants from the State of Louisiana.
Visit the Dennis Freeman Memorial Riverfront Park and see our latest addition, "The Boardwalk".