The Administration Division is responsible for all administrative and fiscal controls of SPAR. These duties include, accounts receivable, revenue verification, and departmental fixed assets.
The division also facilitates all payroll and personnel functions for the SPAR. One of the main functions of the division is the quality assurance and loss prevention programs. The division is responsible for all contracts, these contracts include, agreements between the city and event organizers, construction contractors, professional service providers, and commodity vendors.
The Athletics Division provides quality sporting and athletic opportunities for the citizens all ages. Programs include youth basketball, adult softball, adult flag football, adult volleyball, youth football, and other various sporting programs.
The division is also responsible for the preparation of soccer, baseball and softball facilities. The staff is present at all events held in a city facility and is responsible for the facilitation of all tournament play. The Athletic Division is responsible for the oversight of all public tennis centers and for monitoring the pros at each site.
The Environmental Services Division is dedicated to maintaining a clean and safe environment for all City employees and the public. It is responsible for maintaining and contracting the housekeeping functions in 32 SPAR facilities. In addition, to providing housekeeping services we also operate a full service warehouse responsible for purchasing, inventory control and distribution of housekeeping supplies and equipment.
The Division proudly supports functions of the Mayor's office including press conferences, meetings and other special projects. The staff opens, closes, and secures the Government Plaza, City Hall Annex, City Courts building and the Police Department's building. Additionally, this Division has the task of providing contracted housekeeping services to 12 City facilities not SPAR related.
Since we are a multi-tasked Division we also have the privilege of providing an Inter-Office Mail Delivery Service to selected City facilities throughout the Shreveport area.
The Event Services Division includes the booking, scheduling and facilitation of events at the Riverview Hall, Riverview Theater, Riverview Park, Shreveport Festival Plaza, the Randle T. Moore Center, and Independence Stadium.
The Maintenance Division promotes natural space and provides citizens and visitors with a clean, safe, and appealing environment. The Maintenance Division takes pride in the maintenance of many buildings, parks, cemeteries, and other public areas around the city.
The division is responsible for maintaining SPAR's 63 parks, over 29,000 acres of land, 46 playgrounds, 17 recreation centers, ten swimming pools, 300 flower/rose beds, four cemeteries, Clyde Fant Parkway, 52 city-owned facilities, and 28 highly visible grounds such as the Barnwell Center and Festival Plaza.
Planning and Development
Planning and Development manages the city's capital projects for public buildings and recreation. It also manages projects related to the renovation and remodeling of city buildings. It provides architectural review for many city projects.
The City Architect serves as the division manager and acts as the city's representative in dealing with the design professionals who work on the city's projects. This division provides design services, graphic support and office space planning for all city departments.
The mission of the Recreation Division is to provide a diverse slate of leisure, recreational, wellness, cultural enrichment, and educational activities of all Shreveport citizens. This division aims to promote activity that is both fun and healthy for participants.