The state of the Earl K. Long Memorial Park

The state of the Earl K. Long Memorial Park

The statue of the iconic Earl K. Long at his memorial park has been over run by weeds and other growth, which has been “embarassing” to some Winnfield residents.

The state of the Earl K. Long Memorial Park

A plaque at the Earl K. Long Memorial Park that has been overgrown with grass and weeds.

The state of the Earl K. Long Memorial Park

Bricks that have been hit by the lawnmower and thrown out and forgotten next to the trees in the park. Many of the bricks have gathered next to trees or broken

The state of the Earl K. Long Memorial Park

Many bricks, like the one to the left, pose as safety concerns for anyone visiting the park. This brick sticks out right before a stair case, inviting anyone to fall.

The Long’s have become synonymous with not only Winnfield, but Louisiana as a whole.

The Louisiana Political Museum was created in 1987 because of the affect the Long’s had on Louisiana politics, and after the death of Earl K. Long in 1960, his body was buried in the Earl K. Long Memorial Park, and since then a statue was put into the park as an attraction and memorial for the iconic figure.

Lately, however, residents of Winnfield have voiced their displeasure with how the park has been treated.

 

 

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