Cynthia Keith, Director of Shreveport's Dog Park Alliance, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about Saturday's clean up at the city's riverfront dog park.

Keith tells KEEL listeners that the park has been closed since late February because of flooding: "(The flooding) left a layer of muddy silt. Nothing's damaged, but that mud just stayed wet and the equipment could not get in, people could not get in and it's taken this long for everything to get dried up."

Keith also says, that when it came to clean up by the city, "it was like we had to wait our turn...it's just one of those things."

Those wanting to help the Dog Park Alliance in their park improvement efforts "should arrive at 7am, that'll be the cool part of the day, bring shovels and brooms maybe some old towels and maybe planting tools." Keith adds that the city will supply power washers for the volunteers to assist in the clean up. So, Keith says, "Bring water, comfortable clothes and a smile."