Ford Park is a popular facility operated by the City of Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana. The 85-acre (340,000 m square) park is located in north Shreveport at 5784 South Lakeshore Drive near the municipal pier and boat launch. Ford Park offers two recreational ballfields, two playgrounds, two tennis courts, A disk golf course, a picnic area, a walking trail, and a fishing pier on Cross Lake. There is space for large family events. The park is named for John McWilliams Ford, mayor of Shreveport from 1918-1922 and its finance commissioner from 1930 until his death in 1965.