Enjoy Endless Scenery Along The Easy Breezy 1.5 Mile Restoration Park Trail In Louisiana
By Jackie Ann|Published October 06, 2021
Louisiana native and LSU Alum (Geaux Tigers!), Jackie has lived in Louisiana for over three decades and currently lives in New Orleans. She's been writing for OnlyInYourState since 2016 and can often be found with a coffee at her side, dreaming of her next adventure.
Restoration Park is a beautiful, 70-acre recreational park in West Monroe that’s home to a quick and easy nature trail that you’re going to love. Once the center for a sand and gravel mining operation, the park has quite an interesting history. The area was mined for about 50 years before becoming abandoned in the 1970s when it then fell victim to illegal dumping. In 1989, the city of West Monroe purchased the land and began the long process of turning rags to riches, developing the area to become a detention basin for floodwaters.