Douglas A. (Doug) Seegers is a 14 year veteran of managing and operating City of West Monroe facilities. Before accepting the Director of Parks and Recreation position in 2009 he served the citizens of West Monroe at the West Monroe Convention Center.
During his tenure with West Monroe Parks and Recreation he has led his team in revitalizing the department. Major projects include redeveloping the grounds and facilities of the city's flagship park, 150 acre Kiroli Park, a former boy scout camp; a complete remodel of the city's aging recreation center in 2013, embracing community health standards, he was instrumental in designating all city recreation facilities "smoke free" in 2014; being the first community to do so in Northeast Louisiana and most recently in June of 2017 opened an all-inclusive playground, where all children can "play as one" designed by world renowned playground designers Shane's Inspiration, The Civitan Smiles Park at Kiroli, was a cooperative endeavor with the West Monroe Civitan Club. Opening this spring is another joint playground project targeting children 6 months – 4 years.
The City of West Monroe, a rural community of approximately 14,000 citizens operates over 300 acres of public parks and recreation facilities all created with public health and wellness in mind. Facilities include, Kiroli Park, Restoration Park, Lazarre Park, AC Facen Memorial Park, Brian Smith Memorial Park, Gator Park, Brady Memorial Ballfields and Park, The GYM at Riverbend, in addition to The Pavilion and Gardens, The Farmer's Market and The REC, all at Seventh Square in the heart of the city.