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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 National Wildlife Sanctuary

    The headquarters unit is open for fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and photography from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. The new Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and on some weekends. Informational brochures about the Refuge and regulations regarding public use of the Refuge’s four units are available at the Visitor Center and in kiosks on the various units.
    150 Eagle Bend Point
    Bossier City, LA 71112
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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