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Posted on: May 4, 2018

City of Shreveport Announces 2018 Pool Open Houses

 SPAR Pool Open House

The City of Shreveport (SPAR) will host swimming pool open houses beginning this weekend for the 2018 swimming pool season.  The open house dates are:

  • Saturday, May 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Bill Cockrell Pool (4109 Pines Road)
  • Saturday, May 12 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Airport Park Pool (6500 Kennedy)
  • Saturday, May 19 from 2 PM to 4 PM at Querbes Pool (3500 Beverly)
  • Saturday, May 26 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Southern Hills Pool (1002 Bert Kouns)
  • Sunday, May 27 from 2 PM to 4 PM at David Raines Pool (2920 Round Grove)

SPAR pool open house activities will provide youth and adults an opportunity to meet the lifeguards for the upcoming summer season and tour the pool facility.  Shreveport Fire Department will also conduct water safety demonstrations.  Since May is National Water Safety month, the open houses are a great way to educate our community on the importance of pool safety as well as our upcoming swim season (including swimming lessons and water aerobics).  The open houses are free and open to the public. 

The City of Shreveport kicks off the summer swimming season on Tuesday, June 5th.  All City pools will be open for public swimming.  The City pools include:  Airport Park (6500 Kennedy), Bill Cockrell (4109 Pines Road), David Raines (2920 Round Grove), Querbes (3500 Beverly) and Southern Hills (1002 Bert Kouns).  

SPAR partners with Rock Solid Sports to provide public swimming, swimming lessons and water aerobics at our City swimming pools.  Registration is required for both swimming lessons and water aerobics.  Registration forms are available at any SPAR community center, on the SPAR website ( and on the Rock Solid website (  And, lifeguards are needed.  Contact Rock Solid at 779-1451.

All City pools will close July 29th except Southern Hills.  The swimming pool at Southern Hills will remain open weekends through Labor Day.  Fees and pool hours may be found at

SPAR also has seven spray grounds.  Spray grounds opened May 1st.  Spray grounds are open daily between 8 AM and 8 PM, and they are located at the following community centers:  Airport Park, David Raines, Hattie Perry, Lakeside, and Querbes.  There are also spray grounds at A.C. Steere Park and Riverview Park (currently closed).   Use of the spray grounds is free of charge. Water shoes are recommended at SPAR spray parks.

For information concerning swimming lessons, please contact Rock Solid at 318-779-1451.

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