Shreveport and Bossier City has an incredible number of parks available to you. These quiet, natural oases are a welcome respite from the everyday work and grind. We present these 10 best parks in Shreveport-Bossier.
A.C. Steere Park
A.C. Steere is one of the best parks in Shreveport for its fully accessible playground. But it offers so much more. Have fun in the splash pad area, play soccer or rugby or softball here and stretch your legs on a good walk around everything.
Parking is on Preston Avenue and Youree Drive. Note that the park is closed during school hours.
Location – 4009 Youree Drive, Shreveport
Betty Virginia Park
This popular 23-acre park boasts a fun playground with a small rock wall and 3 slides. Enjoy a nice walk around the trail and plenty of green space to unwind. Many events happen here from movies in the park to family reunions.
Parking is available off of Line Avenue and Ockley Drive
C.C. Antoine Park
A baseball field and basketball court and a 2 block long green space with trees and grass highlight this community park near Booker T. Washington High School. Check out the historical marker in the corner.
Parking is available on Abbie Street and Sycamore Avenue
Location – 1740 Milam Street
Play on the playgrounds surrounded by trees. What’s more intriguing is the railroad engine and the old fire truck near the entrance. In addition, cross South Lakeshore Drive to the east part of the park to see Cross Lake and Bickham Bayou.
Location – 5784 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport
North Bossier Park - Brownlee Park
This park is home to the Bossier Tennis Center but it’s more than that. The walking trails will take you around wide open green spaces, soccer fields, covered accessible playground, splash pad, and more.
You can get there from Brownlee Road and off of Benton Road on Mordello Way.
Location – 4307 Brownlee Road, Bossier City
Patricia Drive Neighborhood Park
Tennis, trails, picnic areas, a colorful playground, and more are at this central Bossier City Park. Plus, your kid can play in a giant, yellow fish.
Location – 3051 Patricia Dr., Bossier City
Red River National Wildlife Refuge
Walk along the nature trails around Lake Caroline and see the wildlife that calls this area home here. The visitor center is informational and hosts special events throughout the year.
Location – 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City
Shreveport Dog Park & Stoner Avenue Skate Plaza
These unique parks are close enough together to be combined. The skate plaza is designed for skateboarders wanting to ride the rails and benches for those who want to watch. The Dog Park is for our 4-legged friends. There’s an area for big dogs and a separate area for smaller dogs to run around.
Location – At the end of Stoner Avenue off of Clyde Fant Parkway along the Red River
Southern Hills Park
You can play many sports here… tennis, baseball, softball, basketball, and swimming. There’s a community center as well. And of course, there’s a playground and walking trails.
Location – 1002 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
Travel the trails in this 160-acre natural park. Special events happen all the time. Also, check out the aviary center with live raptors including eagles and owls.
Location – 8012 Par Rd 4, Shreveport
Links to Shreveport-Bossier Parks
There are many, many more parks around Shreveport-Bossier including the Duck Pond, Atkins, and the Clifford Almonds Community Playfields to name a few.
For a list of Bossier City parks – Click here
For a list of Shreveport parks – Click here
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