Where can I get information to rent a shelter/park?
Rental of a shelter/park is not available. Those facilities are operated on a first come first served basis at no cost to the public. However, rental information for our community centers or other facilities is available here or by contacting the center directly.
How can I find the phone number for a recreation center?
The telephone numbers for all Parks and Recreation Facilities are located in the City Government section of the telephone directory. You can call our receptionist at 673-7727 any time Monday through Friday 8am-5pm for this information as well. You can also click on Community Centers for the phone numbers and other information relating to the centers, parks and other facilities.
Who can a person call to report an unsafe condition or other problems at parks?
Our Parks and Recreation Maintenance section can be reached by calling 673-5114. The dispatcher at this number will put in a work order to correct the problem as soon as possible.
Where can I get information on how and where a person of any age may participate in recreational activities?
My Father/Mother is over 60 years old and is looking for some place in Shreveport where they can go for something to do. Do you have a number that I can call to find out about such a place?
Information for persons ages 50 and over who wish to participate in recreational activities and other available programs can be found on the Senior Programs page.Or you may call the individual center for more information.
My Father/Mother is over 60 years old, has never used a computer, but wants to learn how to use a computer. Do you offer computer classes for the non-technical person?
Yes, most of the Community Centers offer basic computing classes free of charge to the public. Call your nearest community center for more information or check on our website for specific dates for your community center.
Can you provide information on your swimming pools?
The Aquatics Office can be reached at 213-0430. Our webpage has a listing of all the Pool & Aquatics facilities.
Where can I get a permit to sell at a city park?
Selling at City Parks is not allowed. For further information, please call Event Services at 673-5100.
How can I get information about the locations of City Parks or Park facilities?
How much does it cost to join a program (senior program, after school program, summer camp playground, teen program, computer class, aerobics)?
How much does it cost to use the weight room, gym, tennis courts, etc. at the community centers?
Free! There is no charge for individual use of community center facilities.
Is there a curfew for teenagers for rentals at SPAR facilities?
Yes, 11pm on Monday through Thursday and 12am on Friday through Sunday.
What are the operating hours and programs at a community center?
You can view Community Center information under the Facilities link. Each center has a page showing its operating hours, location, contact information, programs and photographs showing the facility and activities located there.
Can I bring a barbeque grill to a City Park?
You can bring one small enough to carry. Large ones with wheels are not allowed.
Can you bring alcoholic beverages into the parks?
Alcohol is NOT allowed. Our parks are family oriented. Violators will be prosecuted.
We recently moved here from Mississippi. How can I get information about your youth sports program?
You can contact the SPAR youth sports coordinator at 318-673-7748 for additional information.
Is your recreation department accredited?
No, not at this time. However, we are currently putting programming in place to adhere to certification standards as established by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
You conducted a basic canoeing clinic recently at LSUS. How can I get information about the program?
The canoeing clinic you are referring to is part of SPARís Outdoor Adventure Program. Call 318-673-7828 for more information.
Do you conduct background checks on your youth sports coaches? Do they participate in a coaching certification program?
Background checks are conducted on all youth coaches who serve in the SPAR Youth Sports Program. In addition, SPAR conducts a five hour certification clinic for all of its youth coaches.