Kees Park will look a lot different after renovations are completed, funded in part by a $25,000 Healthy Behaviors Program Mini Grant from the Rapides Foundation. The total amount for the project is $300,000, with the City of Pineville covering the remaining balance. Work will include an upgraded playground area with new equipment (some designed for children with special needs) and other amenities for families to enjoy.
The City of Pineville announced the closure of the playground on social media on Dec. 15, 2022. Installation of new playground equipment began on March 16, 2023. The park is expected to reopen in time for the community to enjoy the warmer Spring weather.