In West Monroe, approaching from Arkansas Road, go straight at the first roundabout, then from the second roundabout please take the right “3 O’clock” exit for Kiroli Park and stay with Kiroli Road to its terminus in the Park.

Kiroli Park is ecologically and topologically rich. There are streams, small valleys and ridges as well as a lake that draws waterbirds. The lake is outfitted with a covered pavilion that is perfect for viewing wading birds and waterfowl in the shade. 

Red-shouldered, Cooper's, and Red-tailed Hawks hunt this area, as does Great-horned Owl. Northern Flicker, Red-bellied, Downy, and Pileated Woodpeckers live here, joined by Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers during the winter months. White-breasted and Brown-headed Nuthatches nest here, whereas Red-breasted Nuthatch is a winter visitor.

Hooded, Northern Parula, and Pine Warblers nest here, and Nashville and Black-throated Green Warblers have been recorded in migration. Both Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped Warblers are common winter birds here.

The park's extensive trail system traverses ridge-and-valley topography from mature mixed pine hardwoods, to hardwood slopes, to bottomland hardwoods and cypress swamp habitats. Some trails have footbridges over streams. The park has a wide variety of amenities and recreational spaces. There’s paved parking, restrooms, water fountains, a playground, picnic pavilions, a dog park, tennis courts, an amphitheater, and 6.5 miles of nature trails weaving through old-growth forests, ideal for birding. Nature photography, walking, jogging, and biking are popular outdoor recreation activities here. The trail system includes a 1.9-mile hard-surfaced loop that is handicapped-accessible. 

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