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  • A.B. Palmer Community Center

    A.B. Palmer Community Center is an 11-acres park that provides a safe family environment for all ages. The facility consists of a full basketball court, swimming pool, meeting rooms, kitchen, and a variety of indoor games such as ping pong, air hockey, pool tables, and much, much, more. Having the distinct privilege as being one of East Shreveport’s primary gathering points for the community, it is an excellent place to enjoy the many diverse programs that are offered. A. B. Palmer also provides a comfortable, care free center of social interaction for young and old alike.

    Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-8pm
    Sat 9am-3pm
    Sun Closed

    Amenities:
    Recreation Center
    Gymnasium
    Swimming Pool
    Outdoor Basketball Court
    One Lighted Ballfield
    Five Tennis Courts
    1/3 Mile Trail After School Program, Teen Program & Senior Program
    Playground
    Picnic Area

    547 E 79th St
    Shreveport, LA 71106
    (318) 673-5336
  • Ark-La-Tex Flyboard

    Ark-La-Tex Flyboard is the only place within 200 miles that you can experience the thrill of "flying" above the water. This is a recreational activity that rivals all others. *Flyboard customers must be 12 years of age or older and weigh a minimum of 90 lbs. Anyone under 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
    1550 Cross Lake Blvd
    Shreveport, LA 71109
    1-844-879-2359
  • Ark-La-Tex Landing

    Party barges, and ski boat rentals.
    7574 S Lakeshore Dr
    Shreveport, LA 71119
    (318) 631-3783
    (318) 631-3783
  • Arthur Ray Teague Parkway

    Along the Red River biking and jogging trails, picnic pagodas, boat launch.

    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 221-5233
    (318) 425-0516
    (318) 221-5234
  • Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

    Outdoor gear, camping, hunting, fishing and clothing.
    100 Bass Pro Dr
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 549-8800
    (318) 747-9022
    (800) BAS-SPRO
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  • Bayou Bodcau Dam & Reservoir, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Forestry, wildlife area, hunting, fishing, camping.
    171 Ben Durden Rd
    Haughton, LA 71037
    (318) 949-1804
    (318) 949-1804
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  • Betty Virginia Park

    The beauty and central location of Betty Virginia Park makes it one of the top visited parks in Shreveport. Open dawn to dusk, the 23-acre park has a 1/2-mile trail, picnic area, multi-purpose building, playground and ballfield.
    3901 Fairfield Ave.
    Shreveport, LA
    (318) 673-7727
  • Bossier Parks & Recreation

    For a list of Bossier City Parks visit the website.
    3223 Old Shed Rd
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 741-8450
    (318) 741-8455
  • Bruce Brown, Fishing Guide

    Guide and B.A.S.S. touring professional fisherman. Bass Fishing Guide - Red River only. Specializing in bass fishing instructional bass fishing (adult and children)
    190 1/2 W. McKinley Ave.
    Haughton, LA 71037
    (318) 218-7870
    (318) 949-9708
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  • By The Lake Park

    This small park, which sits on a bluff overlooking scenic Caddo Lake, provides picnic tables, swings, portable toilet, pier and boat launching facilities. It is used primarily by fishermen and for family picnics. Located near the Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge.
    100 N Croom St
    Mooringsport, LA 71060
    (318) 996-7661
    (318) 996-7661
  • C. Bickham Dickson Park

    Biking, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding at 585-acre park. Boat ramp, only electric power motors allowed.
    2253 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Expy.
    Shreveport, LA 71104
    (318) 673-5100
  • Caddo Lake

    Caddo Lake is a 25,400-acre lake and wetland located on the border between Texas and Louisiana. It is an internationally protected wetland under the RAMSAR treaty and is the largest natural fresh water lake in the South.
    11425 Hwy. 1 North
    Oil City, LA 71061
    (318) 995-7139
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  • Caddo Lake Adventures

    Discover Caddo Lake's beauty on a 35-foot houseboat. Special occasions only.
    7810 Sundown Dr
    Mooringsport, LA 71060
    (318) 996-5260
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  • Caddo Lake Guide Service

    Year round bass fishing trips on Caddo Lake.
    4114 Glenn Rd.
    Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 455-3437
  • Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation

    For a list of Shreveport parks visit the website.
    8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd
    Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 929-2806
    (318) 929-3718
  • Cash Point RV Park

    102 RV sites, full hookups, laundry, bath house and restaurant.
    250 Cash Point Landing
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 742-4999
    (318) 746-8083
  • Chimp Haven

    Retirement sanctuary for chimpanzees. Call or visit our website for a list of Chimpanzee Discovery Days, including hours. A fun learning experience for the entire family. Admission is free.
    13600 Chimpanzee Pl
    Keithville, LA 71047
    (318) 925-9575
  • City of Shreveport Pavillion Parks

    Betty Virginia Park, 3900 Line Ave., Shreveport East Kings Highway Park, 1200 E Kings Hwy, Shreveport Ford Park, South Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport Southern Hills Metro Park, 1002 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport

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  • City of Shreveport Recreation Centers

    A B Palmer Park, 547 E. 79th St., Shreveport, 318-673-5336; A C Steere Park, 4009 Grover Pl., Shreveport, 318-673-7727; Andrew Currie Park, 1600 Norman St., Shreveport, 318-673-7805; Hattie Perry Park, 4300 Ledbetter St., Shreveport, 318-673-7810; Hollywood Heights Park, 4815 McDaniel Dr., Shreveport, 318-673-7811; Lakeside Park, 2200 Milam St., Shreveport, 318-673-7812; Querbes Park, 3500 Beverly Pl., Shreveport, 318-673-7816; Valencia Park, 1800 Viking Dr., Shreveport, 318-673-6453.

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  • Clyde Fant Parkway

    Runs alongside the Red River. Features a lighted frisbee golf course, bike trails, jogging path with obstacle course, picnic areas, boat launch
    along the riverfront
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 673-5100
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  • Columbia Park

    Columbia Park is a hilly, shady park that lies between Creswell and Line Ave in historic Highland neighborhood. Amenities include a gazebo, playground and picnic area.
    2900 Creswell Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71104
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  • Crappie Buster Guide Service

    Crappie buster guide service. Quality guide for quality fish.
    150 Yellow Pine Ridge
    Sibley, LA 71073
    (318) 294-4168
    (318) 377-0370
  • Cross Lake Patrol

    Law enforcement on Cross Lake.
    2900 Municipal Pier Rd
    Shreveport, LA 71119
    (318) 673-7245
    (318) 673-7249
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  • Cypress-Black Bayou Park & Recreation Area

    Cypress Black Bayou has a meeting room that holds up to 50 people if a small group is looking for a retreat.
    135 Cypress Park Dr.
    Benton, LA 71006
    (318) 965-0007
    (318) 965-2099
    (318) 965-2289
  • David Raines Community Center

    David Raines Community Center and Park is located in northwest Shreveport and one mile southeast of Southern University-Shreveport.

    The community center is the "heart and soul" of the Martin Luther King community providing recreational, athletic, educational and cultural enrichment programming to all ages.

    The park covers over 17 beautiful acres of recreational amenities including: walking trails, swimming pool/spray pad, outdoor basketball courts, lighted softball field, tennis courts, playground equipment and picnic shelters.

    Quick Facts

    Acreage: 17

    Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-8pm
    Sat 9am-3pm
    Sun Closed

    Phone:
    Main 318-673-5342
    Fax 318-673-5242

    Amenities:
    Recreation Center
    Gymnasium
    Swimming Pool with Waterslide
    Sprayground
    Covered Basketball
    Two Outdoor Basketball Courts
    One Lighted Ballfield
    2 Tennis Courts
    .7 Mile Trail
    Playground
    Picnic Area
    After School Program & Senior Program

    2920 Roundgrove Ln
    Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 673-5342
    (318) 673-5242
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  • Homer Humphreys, Fishing Guide

    Second place winner of the Louisiana 2008 Bassmaster Open on the Red River. First place winner August 2002 of the Bassmaster Classic.
    122 Monarch Ln.
    Minden, LA 71055
    (318) 371-2020
    (318) 371-9598
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  • Horace M. Downs Park

    This 8.5-acre park provides picnic tables, grills, and a portable toilet. Its is used primarily by fishermen and for family picnics. Located near the Caddo Lake Dam with a view of Caddo Lake.
    8571 Crouch Dam Rd
    Mooringsport, LA
    (318) 929-2806
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  • Lake Bistineau State Park

    Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress and tupelo trees, the park offers two boat launches, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, two swimming pools, camping, cabins and excellent fishing!

    103 State Park Rd.
    Doyline, LA 71023
    (318) 745-3503
    (318) 745-3806
    (888) 677-2478
  • Mike Echols, Fishing Guide

    Fishing/hunting guide. Deer, hogs, ducks. Group trips with food and lodging.
    9735 Jade Cir.
    Shreveport, LA 71106
    (318) 687-9037
    (318) 687-6538
    (318) 465-6453
  • Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park

    Whether you are looking for the full outdoor experience of pitching tents, building campfires and riding through the mud, or you want to enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer and then wash off and relax in a bed, Muddy Bottoms has it all. We have designed the park to fit the needs of all of our guests. The park includes many facilities that you can’t find at any other park in the south. Complete with a welcome center, bathhouse, pro shop, eating pavilion, amphitheater, cabins, and RV hookups, sprinkler park, we are sure you will feel right at home. All of the luxuries are convenient and comforting, but the main focus is the mud, and we have plenty of it! With 5,000 acres, we have plenty of trails, bogs, and tracks to keep you occupied all weekend long. With riders of all ages in mind we have built this park to meet the needs of all who enter the gates.
    100 Muddy Bottoms Dr
    Sarepta, LA 71071
  • Norris Canoe Outfitters Dorcheat Bayou Outdoor Center

    Canoeing expeditions. Two-hour to two-day trips with or without meals. Let us plan an outing for your group.
    731 Main St.
    Minden, LA 71058
    (318) 588-0116
    (318) 588-2308
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  • Red River

    The Red River joins the cities of Shreveport and Bossier City. The river offers an abundance of recreation including fishing, tubing, skiing, boating and more.

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  • Red River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

    The 9,000 square feet facility features exhibits that bring fragile features of the National Wildlife Refuge into spaces that allow people to touch, hear, see and understand the natural beauty.
    150 Eagle Bend Point
    Bossier City, LA 71112
    (318) 742-1219
    (318) 742-1259
  • Red River South Marina and Resort

    Cabins, RV space, boat ramps, convenience store, live bait, tackle, pavillion.
    250 Red River South Marina Rd
    Bossier City, LA 71112
    (318) 747-9545
    (318) 747-9592
  • Red River Waterway Commission

    Hundreds of pleasure boaters enjoy the waters of the Red River made accessible by the navigation project. Pleasure craft can be locked through to the different pools, free of charge.
    5941 Highway 1 Bypass
    Natchitoches, LA 71458
    1-800-874-9431
    (318) 352-8156
  • Red River/Caddo Lake Fishing Guide

    Strangers in the morning. Friends by afternoon. Will meet at your convenience. Call we're here to serve you.

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    (318) 455-8210
  • RiverView Park

    Features an interactive water fountain with light and music, a 300-foot-long floating boat dock, a magnificent waterfall that incorporates natural stone and plantings, an arbor and viewing area at the summit of a waterfall.
    601 Clyde Fant Pkwy
    Shreveport, LA 71101
  • Russ McVey, Fishing Guide

    Caught the largest large-mouth bass on the Red River at 13.63 pounds. Guide has over 20 years experience fishing Northwest Louisiana. Offers tips from pro anglers to the beginner anglers.
    298 Harvell Day Rd.
    Doyline, LA 71023-3159
    (318) 464-2277
  • Slim's Guide Service

    Professional guide on Caddo lake for bass and crappie.

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    (318) 402-9493
  • Softball/Baseball/Soccer Facilities

    Cargill Park, 7700 Lotus Lane, Shreveport, 318-673-7749; Tinsley Park, Tinsley Drive, Bossier City, 318-741-8450; Southern Hills Park, 1002 Bert Kouns, Shreveport, 318-673-7749; Walbrook Neighborhood Park, 100 Mary Ann St., Bossier City, 318-741-8450; Meadowview Park, 1108 Mead St., Bossier City, 318-741-8450; Swan Lake Park or Clifford Almond Park, 4801 Shed Rd., Bossier City, 318-741-8450.
    7401 Jewella Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71108
    (318) 673-7749
    (318) 673-7720
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  • SPAR - Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation

    See listings under Recreation Centers, Pavillion Parks, Softball/Baseball Facilities, and Festival Plaza.
    101 Crockett St Ste A
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 673-7892
    (318) 673-5105
  • Spirit of the Red River Cruise

    This hour-long tour on the Red River showcases Shreveport-Bossier’s waterways and community from a different vantage point. The tour showcases the Outlets at the Louisiana Boardwalk, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center (located just across the street), and six casinos. It also showcases the beautiful birds and fauna of the popular river. It operates Thursday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm and Sunday, 12 noon-5 pm. The last cruise on any day is 4 pm.
    820 Clyde Fant Pkwy
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 564-3560
  • Steve McKinzie, Fishing Guide

    Experienced and licensed guide who fishes mostly for black bass, crappie and bream on local lakes and rivers.
    9513 Oleander Dr.
    Shreveport, LA 71118
    (318) 687-0915
    (318) 687-0915
  • The Duck Pond

    The official name is East Kings Highway Park, but this wonderful play area along Old River is known to locals as "the duck pond". Lots of play structures, swings, slides, picnic tables, a waterfront location and, of course, the ducks, make this soft-surfaced playground a great place to spend an afternoon! Open dawn to dusk. Restroom facility available.
    1200 East Kings Hwy
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    (318) 673-7727
  • Valencia Park Community Center

    Located in the heart of the "Stoner Hill" community, Valencia Park Community Center has become one of SPAR's busiest recreation facilities. From senior programs to daily youth and adult activities, this community center offers quality leisure programs and services that meet the needs of the entire Stoner Hill community.

    Features include a gymnasium, lighted ballfield, lighted basketball court, picnic area, playground, swimming pool, and tennis courts.

    1800 Viking Dr
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 673-6433
  • Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

    Interpretive exhibits, hiking trails and picnic area. Trails are well marked, identifying natural features and animal habitats.
    8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd
    Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 929-2806
    (318) 929-3718
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