Thanks to Toyota, Hosston and Plain Dealing Parks are Getting Mini-Makeovers!


Louisiana’s National Scenic Boom or Bust Byway earned a Toyota grant to install new picnic tables at Robert L. Nance Park in Hosston and Lake Plain Dealing Park in Plain Dealing. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau submitted the grant on behalf of the Boom or Bust Byway and won the “Love Our Byways – Conservation and Beautification Grant” from the Toyota Motor North America and National Scenic Byway Foundation. The grant will fund eight new picnic table installations at two local parks.

On Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Tourist Bureau will host byway clean-ups at both parks to celebrate. They’re seeking volunteers to clean up the areas near the parks then enjoy a complimentary lunch at noon at each of the parks. Free t-shirts will be given to volunteers, as well as trash collection tools. If you are interested in volunteering, click here to fill out a volunteer form or email Charlie Rice at All participation is extremely valuable.


The Boom or Bust Byway is a 136-mile road trip through Caddo, Bossier, Webster and Claiborne parishes. The goal is to spur economic development in the rural communities of North Louisiana. Local sponsors of this project include the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, Caddo Parish Commission, Bossier Parish Police Jury, Keep Bossier Beautiful, Shreveport Green and Plain Dealing Proud.


After the clean-up volunteers might enjoy embarking on the Heritage and Harvest Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located along LA Hwy 3049 and US Hwy 71. For more details, click here.


For updates on the byway clean up event, like our events on Facebook. For more information about the Boom or Bust Byway, visit, or download the free app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.


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