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NPD Officer Shoots hoops with neighborhood kids

One of the Natchitoches Police Department Officers attending The Natchitoches Portable Park and Mobile Market decided to do more than just watch the basketball game. Officer Matthew Ward surprised the kids when he joined them on the court for a few hoops June 29 at Ben Johnson Park.

The Natchitoches Mobile Market and Portable Park, is open every Tuesday at Pierson and Mallett Park (701 East Fifth St.) and every Thursday at Ben Johnson Park (616 MLK Dr.) through Aug. 24. The Portable Park offers a variety of games and activities designed to get children up and moving.

If interested in the Portable Park and Mobile Market contact Dallas Russell by phone at 238-7508 or by email at