Caddo Parks and Miles for Smiles team up to promote youth oral health

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CADDO PARKS AND MILES FOR SMILES TEAM UP TO PROMOTE YOUTH ORAL HEALTH Caddo Parish, LA – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and Miles for Smiles have joined forces to raise the awareness of dental care, oral health and healthy eating for Caddo Parish youth throughout the year. Caddo Parks and Miles …

Parish park closures due to high water

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PARISH PARK CLOSURES DUE TO HIGH WATER   Caddo Parish, LA – Effective immediately, the following Caddo Parish parks and boat launch sites will be closed to the public until further notice due to high water levels: Noah Tyson Park (9300 Mira Myrtis, Rodessa, LA) Richard Fleming Park (7919 West Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA) Citizens are reminded that it is …

Caddo Parish Parks winter weather information

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CADDO PARKS WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation staff are making adjustments to our park sites parishwide in advance of wintry weather conditions. Caddo Parks will officially close all park restrooms starting Monday, January 15th to protect park plumbing and water access. Temporary outdoor portlets will be available at each restroom site. The following closed park restrooms will include: …

Caddo Parish prepares for winter weather

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Caddo Parish, LA – As winter weather moves into the area, the Parish of Caddo has begun preparations parish wide.   “Our two main priorities are the safety of our citizens and continuity of operations,” said Parish Administrator and CEO, Erica Bryant.  “Our parish departments prepare year-round for the threat of inclement weather, and are in the process of executing …

Commission adopts Parks and Recreation master plan

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The Caddo Parish Commission has adopted its new parish-wide Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Master Plan was a two year long collaboration with the Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, City of Shreveport-Public Assembly and Recreation Department(SPAR) and consulting firm SJB Group. The development process of the Master Plan was tedious and inclusive, involving public engagement meetings and …

Caddo Parks to host free disc golf clinic

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CADDO PARKS TO HOST FREE DISC GOLF CLINIC FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation has joined forces with the Shreveport-Bossier Disc Golf Union to host a free Disc Golf Clinic on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00am – 12noon at Ford Park, 5784 S. Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA.   This clinic will cover the basics needed …

Call for artists for 2023 Art in the Park

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Caddo Parish, LA- The call for artists is underway for the ever popular 2023 Art in the Park on Saturday, November 4 from 12noon to 4pm  at Richard Fleming Park (7919 West Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71107).    The event features all local artists from the Shreveport-Bossier area who take inspiration from the natural world.   Celebrating art and nature, the …

Caddo Parks opens new disc golf course for citizens

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Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation has officially opened its first disc golf course at Earl G. Williamson Park, located at 11425 LA Hwy. 1, Oil City, LA.   The nine-hole course is designed to promote physical fitness and provide opportunities to foster social activities and team building.   “We are excited to continue our work to …

Robert Nance Park closed September 12-13

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Caddo Parish, LA – Robert Nance Park (14770 Odom Rd, Hosston, LA) will be closed to the public September 12 – 13. Contractors will be sealcoating and striping the main boat launch parking lot.   The park and boat launch will reopen back to the public on September 14.   For additional information about Caddo Parish parks, trails, programs and services, …

Caddo Parks asks citizens to refrain from outdoor fire usage at parish parks

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Caddo Parish, LA – In an effort to protect citizens, first responders and the community from dangerous wildfires, Caddo Parish is asking visitors to Parish parks to refrain from any outdoor burning.  This includes the use of grills, fire pits, propane burners and any type of open fire. Parish park sites include: Noah Tyson Park Robert A. Nance Park Earl …

Caddo Parish breaks ground on state of the art nature facility

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Caddo Parish, LA – On Wednesday, August 30, Caddo Parish administration and the Caddo Parish Commission welcomed local officials and community partners to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Center, to be located on the former grounds of the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park in north Caddo Parish.   “This project will transform …

Caddo Parks opens new cornhole courts in area parish parks

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Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation has officially opened 2 new cornhole courts at the following Caddo Parish Parks: Earl G. Williamson Park, 11425 LA Hwy. 1, Oil City, Louisiana Eddie D. Jones Park, 8400 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, Louisiana “Cornhole is one of the most popular recreational sports in America and we are truly listening to …

Earl G. Williamson public boat launch to be closed beginning August 10

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Caddo Parish, LA – Beginning August 10, the Earl G. Williamson Park public boat launch will be closed for access to Caddo Lake. The park will remain open. “Safety remains our priority for the citizens of Caddo Parish,” said Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Wesley.  “We know that many of our citizens enjoy our boat launch, and these …

Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park closed until further notice

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Caddo Parish, LA – Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is now closed until further notice to the public after extensive storm damage.   The facility and trails sustained significant damage from falling trees and limbs as a result of the storms that moved through the area in June.  Based on the assessment of damage, the facility and nature trails …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to host youth basketball camp July 24

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation to Host Youth Basketball Camp Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation  will host a two-day Youth Basketball Camp at the LSU-Shreveport gymnasium on Monday,  July 24th for boys and girls kindergarten thru 4th grade and Tuesday, July 25th for boys and girls 5th thru 8th grade. Come out and improve your basketball skills, while having some fun! Legendary AAU basketball coach, Mike …

Caddo Parish parks closed due to storm damage/loss of power

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CADDO PARISH PARKS CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE/LOSS OF POWER  Caddo Parish, LA – The following Caddo Parish parks will be closed until further notice due to storm damage and loss of power: Eddie D. Jones Park – 8400 Mike Clark Rd. Keithville, LA Richard Fleming Park – 7919 W. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park – 8012 Blanchard …

Award winning “Taking It To The Streets” summer program returns to Caddo Parish

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AWARD WINNING “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” SUMMER PROGRAM RETURNS TO CADDO PARISH  Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is taking health, fitness and community unity to the streets and neighborhoods of Caddo Parish with the return of its award winning “Taking It To The Streets” summer initiative. Taking it to the Streets is a summer “mobile …

Grand reopening of Greenbrook park June 1

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Just in time for summer–join us today for the grand reopening of Greenbrook Park! A community reopening will be held Thursday, July 1 from 5-7pm! Come enjoy light refreshments and check out the park’s newest upgrades: • New playground system and shade structure • New asphalt walking trail • New junior and adult basketball courts • New security lighting • …

Caddo Parish to host community chess clinics in June

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation will host a series of chess clinics during the month of June. Clinics are for beginners, intermediate and advanced chess players 6th – 8th grade.  A certified instructor will teach the basic principles, strategies and tactics of chess. All equipment to participate will be provided, including snacks. Chess Clinics will be held at the following locations: Shreve …

Caddo Parish to host inaugural “Girl You Got It” youth basketball camp

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION AND FORMER WNBA STAR TO HOST INAUGURAL “GIRL YOU GOT IT” SUMMER BASKETBALL AND EMPOWERMENT CAMP Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo is calling all area youth girl basketball players, ages 6-14!  Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation will host its inaugural “Girl You Got It” Summer Basketball and Empowerment Camp on Tuesday, June 13th from …

2023 Parish Summer Event/Program Guide is now available

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CADDO PARISH PARKS & RECREATION RELEASES  SUMMER 2023 PROGRAM GUIDE Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department has released the Summer 2023 Program Guide, highlighting fun and enriching opportunities for youth, adults, and families. From sport camps/clinics and community festivals, to nature education and crime prevention programs, citizens can find something fun, informative and healthy to do …

Caddo Parish to host community meetings on Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park improvements

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PARISH OF CADDO TO HOST COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS ON WALTER B. JACOBS MEMORIAL NATURE PARK IMPROVEMENTS Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is seeking input from citizens across Caddo Parish on the new Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park improvements.  Two community meetings will be held in Caddo Parish to allow citizens to voice their opinions and ideas. …

TONIGHT: Caddo Parish Middle School track and field championships

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOST MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS   Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Raising Canes will host the Girls and Boys Middle School Track and Field City Championships on Wednesday, April 19th at Lee Hedges Stadium. Field events will begin at 5:00pm, followed by running events. This championship event will showcase the top …

Two Caddo parks closed due to rising water levels

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CADDO PARKS CLOSED DUE TO RISING WATER LEVELS   Caddo Parish, LA –  After consultation with Cross Lake Patrol, the following Caddo Parish parks and respective boat launch sites will close (effective today) due to rising water levels:   Richard Fleming Park – 7919 West Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA Milton James “Hookie’ Cameron Memorial Park – 10599 Wallace Lake Rd., Shreveport, LA   …

Caddo Parks, community organizations joining forces to offer youth crime prevention programs

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CADDO PARKS & RECREATION, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE JOINING FORCES TO OFFER SPRING & SUMMER YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Caddo Parish Juvenile Services, Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Project Celebration Inc. and the Kennedy Center are joining forces this spring and summer to …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to host basketball event honoring Devin Myers

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CADDO PARISH PARKS & RECREATION TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL JR. NBA SKILLS CHALLENGE IN MEMORY OF DEVIN MYERS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Raising Canes will host the 2nd Annual Jr. NBA Skills Youth Challenge (ages 7-13).  The event will take place on Saturday, April 1st from 9:00am – 12:00noon at the Huntington High School …

Caddo Parks to host city middle school basketball championships March 2

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CADDO PARISH PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOST MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Raising Canes, will host the 2023 Caddo Parish Girls’ and Boys’ Middle School Basketball City Championships on Thursday, March 2nd at the Centenary Gold Dome, 3482 Dixie Dr, Shreveport, LA. The girls’ championship game will tip off …

Caddo Parks and community fitness partners to host free Fitness in the Park event

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CADDO PARKS AND LOCAL FITNESS INSTRUCTORS TO HOST  “FITNESS IN THE PARK” Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and local fitness instructors will host “Fitness in the Park” on Saturday, February 25th , from 9:00am – 11:30am at P.B.S Pinchback Park (7903 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport, LA). A variety of age appropriate health and fitness workouts will be demonstrated and offered for …

Caddo Parks education coordinator receives prestigious national award

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Education Coordinator Stacy Gray is the recipient of the  National Association for Interpretation’s Master Front-Line Interpreter Award. The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is the national professional certification organization that provides standards and professional training for parks and recreation staff that offer programs at nature centers, zoos aquariums and historical sites.    Stacy is the first …

Restroom facilities to be closed at Caddo Parish parks as cold weather approaches

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In preparations for the upcoming cold weather in the area, the following Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation park restrooms will be closed to the public Thursday, December 22nd  – Monday, December 26th. Portable restrooms will be on-site at all mentioned park locations: Earl G. Williamson Park (11425 Hwy. 1.-Oil City, LA) Eddie D. Jones Park (8400 Mike Clark Road-Keithville, LA) Keithville Community …

Keithville park temporarily closed for upgrades beginning October 10

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KEITHVILLE PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR UPGRADES Caddo Parish, LA – Keithville Community Park (12201 Mansfield Rd, Keithville, LA 71047) will be temporarily closed October 10th – October 16th while the Parish completes improvements to the park. “This temporary closure is a continuation of renovations and upgrades across our Parish park system,” said Caddo Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Wesley.   “These improvements …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to host free MLB and Jr. Home Run Derby competitions

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Caddo Parish to Host MLB Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby Competitions   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Captain Shreve High School,  will host Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby local competitions at Captain Shreve High School on June 8th at 6:00p.m.  The event is …

Do you offer any summer programs?

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The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park pavilion serves as the site of a summer Earth Camp each year. The environmental day camp is sponsored jointly by the Parish of Caddo Parks and Recreation Department and Shreveport Green. Questions regarding Earth Camp should be submitted to the director’s office. Other summer programs available are listed under special events.

What type of trails do the parks have?

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Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, P. B. S. Pinchback Park, Keithville Community Park, Greenbrook Park, and Stoner Hill Park have handicapped accessible asphalt paths. Walter Jacobs Nature Park has more than five miles of hiking trails. Eddie D. Jones Park has more than ten miles of mountain biking trails, five miles of horseback riding trails, and 1 ½ miles …

Can I reserve a park or parks site?

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Parish park sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Park patrons can request a permit to access the utilities, free of charge, via phone, email, regular mail, or fax (318) 212-0229. Reservations can be made for nature programs provided by the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park staff. The Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park pavilion can also be rented, 4 …

Do any of the parks charge a fee or admission?

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None of the Parish parks charge an admission fee. The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park does accept donations to feed the park animals. Earl G. Williamson Park charges for overnight camping. RV camper hook-ups $12/night, areas for primitive tent camping $6/night, and a $2 sewage disposal fee for campers not staying overnight in the park.

Public input needed for comprehensive parks and recreation master plan

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PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR COMPREHENSIVE PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and Shreveport Parks and Recreation (SPAR) will host a series of public input meetings for the development of a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan.   The master plan will provide a vision and framework for ensuring quality of life …

Parish of Caddo partners with local agencies to offer spring/summer youth crime prevention programs

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PARISH OF CADDO JOINS FORCES WITH LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO OFFER SPRING AND SUMMER YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Caddo Parish Juvenile Services, the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and Project Celebration Inc. are joining forces to host free …

Registration now open for Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Tee-Ball league

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Registration Now Open for Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Tee-Ball League Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Tee-Ball League registration is now open for girls and boys ages 4-6. Player entry fee is $10 per child and registration is required. Registration deadline is May 10th. “This developmental league will provide a memorable Tee Ball experience that is …

Parish of Caddo, Landers and Kiss 93.7 to host “Night in the Country” outdoor concert series

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CADDO PARKS AND LANDERS TO HOST “NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY” CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES   Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, Landers and Kiss Country 93.7 are partnering to host the “Kiss Country – Night in the Country” outdoor concert series, featuring some of the top country music artists in the area in a fun-filled, family atmosphere. The event begins …

Parish of Caddo partners with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for free community concerts

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 PARISH OF CADDO PARTNERS WITH SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is partnering to host a series of free concerts across Caddo Parish March 12-13. The “Tiny Tot” concerts will feature the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, who will perform themed music.  Children and families are encouraged to engage, clap their hands, stomp …

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department seeks national accreditation

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department Seeks National Accreditation     Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the Department has been approved to seek national accreditation with the National Recreation and Parks Association’s (NRPA) Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). CAPRA provides quality assurance and quality improvement of accredited park and recreation agencies …

PBS Pinchback Park to close for improvements March 1

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P.B.S. PINCHBACK PARK TO CLOSE FOR IMPROVEMENTS MARCH 1   Caddo Parish, LA – Beginning Tuesday, March 1, P.B.S. Pinchback Park, located at 7903 Jefferson Paige Rd, Shreveport, LA 71119, will be closed for the first phase in a series of upgrades and park improvements.   “We are excited about the continuation of renovations and upgrades across our Parish park …

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation requesting public input on park accessibility

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Requesting Public Input for ADA Transition Plan   Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is undertaking a survey of accessibility needs for people with disabilities to collect vital feedback that will shape transition to greater accessibility for all and to make programs, services, facilities, and public right-of-way more accessible to persons with disabilities.   The development …

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation 2021 Annual Report Now Available

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation 2021 Annual Report Now Available   The Caddo Parks 2021 Annual Report is now available for viewing. This report provides an overview of Caddo Parks’ significant accomplishments over the past year, including capital projects, recreational/athletic programs, nature education program participation and 2022 department goals. “Parks and Recreation continues to be an essential service to the …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to partner with WBNA for virtual event February 2

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY; PARTNERING WITH WBNA FOR “HER TIME TO PLAY” VIRTUAL EVENT   Caddo Parks and Recreation will celebrate the 36th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day through a virtual partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.   National Girls and Women …