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AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) has been providing service at Bryan Park for the past two weeks and will continue until April 25.  The team  consists of 12 members from across the United States between the ages of 18 and 24.  They serve in 5 regions of the United States in communities, meeting needs in the areas of: disaster services; environmental stewardship; energy conservation; urban and rural development; and, infrastructure improvement.

AmeriCorps members have been cleaning old trails and clearing new trails the past two weeks.  Non-native species are being removed and native tree species are being planted.

Members also created a canal to help release excess rain fall to prevent flooding near the pyramid.

Team members will continue trail work and will be building a Japanese plank walk, a wetlands plank walk, and an observation bridge.

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It is quiet in Bryan Park. Our AmeriCorps VISTA summer associates have left Downsville and the Louisiana Tech architecture students have returned to school. The park is closed until next spring when it will officially be open to the public.

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Here are a few picturesque images of Bryan Park. To view a slideshow of how the park came to develop trails please visit the

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There are lots of activities to partake in Bryan Park. Here are a few images of enjoyable times in the park so far. We are looking forward to when the park opens to the public and many can enjoy these fun activities.

Jaymes and Leigh Anne picnicking on the new picnic tables.

Bill canoes through a duck habitat in the pond.

Daniel and Cooper paddle out in the canoe around the pond.

Jeff Bryan grills cheeseburgers by the pond.

Cooper and Daniel and enjoy the swing they built together.

Shelby and Jen walk the newly cut trails around Bryan Park.

From left to right: Cooper, Kyle, Parrish and Leigh Anne relax on the floating dock which was built by Jeff Bryan.

Ali Schmierer, AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer

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Fabrice Tchouba is pictured holding the official Land and Water Conservation sign for Bryan Park. This sign was presented to Bill Bryan and Fabrice after administrative meetings concerning Bryan Park in Baton Rouge. This story was run in the Ruston Daily Reader in August.

The sign looks perfect in the entrance.

Bryan Park receives an brand new entrance gate that adds to the newly graveled road! It’s all coming together, easy accessible road, an entrance as well as new signage!

Ali Schmierer, AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer

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