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.
It was completed in 2006 and has been enjoyed by many community residents and visitors to the park on a regular basis. The trail is over 1700 feet of improved hard surface. It begins at the River Bridge, on the bank of the Sabine River, and leads you through and around the park as it encircles a large area of the park. Along the walking trail there are several stretching stations which are used by the regular walkers, these stations were placed there as an Eagle Scout project. The park has benefited from many other Eagle Scout projects which include the wooden benches placed along the riverbank bulkhead for your use and wood duck houses for the nature lover.
The walking trail will lead you past the newest addition to the Dennis Freeman Memorial River Park, the River Stage. As the trail winds around you will pass the Gordon Chandler Pavilion and Gordon Chandler Children’s Playground, further down the trail is the Historic Logansport City Cemetery, which is not within the park, but forms its eastern boundary. Located on the southeast corner of the walking trail you will find The Compassionate Friends of Toledo Bend Memorial and many flowering beds, shrubs, azaleas and rose beds. As you start down the trail at 2nd Street and Veterans Memorial Blvd there is a memorial monument to the late Mayor Dennis Freeman with its inscribed bronze plaque for you to view. A rock fountain and bog garden was built among the many triangular beds of azaleas and knock out roses, along with beds of colorful flowers lining the park in all directions. Many remember seeing the late Mayor Dennis Freeman, there on his hands and knees pulling weeds from the flower beds. This was truly a vision that he was proud of and is a great source of enjoyment to all that view it.