Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is dedicated to helping citizens of Northwest Louisiana connect with nature by conserving a pine-oak-hickory forest for interpretation and recreation.
The park has an interpretive building with 3 rooms of live animals and exhibits about the natural world, 2 classrooms, an amphitheater, 2 group picnic areas, an herb garden, an outdoor aviary with captive raptors, and 5 miles of hiking trails with wayside exhibits.
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is funded by taxpayers, provided by the Caddo Parish Commission, and maintained by the Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department. The park is open to the public. Admission is FREE.
The park is named in honor of Walter Byron Jacobs (9/7/1855 - 3/3/1904) who was the president of First National Bank in Shreveport. He was a prominent citizen of Caddo Parish, a major property owner, and a wilderness enthusiast.