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The parks and gardens in Bossier Parish are among the most pleasant in the country. Running and walking trails, playgrounds, fishing and acres of amazing greenery are just part of what Shreveport-Bossier City parks have to offer. Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has for you.

A.C. Steere Park

4009 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105

This 17-acre park is the home of the unique playground “Leaps and Bounds,” a “right-to-play” park with universal modules that meet the diverse needs of all children, including those who are mentally or physically disabled.

Gardens of the American Rose Center

8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, LA 71119

The nation’s largest park dedicated to roses, Gardens of the American Rose Center is on 118 acres and features more than 60 individual rose gardens, coupled with sculptures, fountains and a reflective pool.

C. Bickham Dickson Park

2283 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105

The largest park in Shreveport at 585 acres, C. Bickham Dickson Park contains equestrian trails, picnic areas, a fishing dock and the Red River Education and Research Park.

200-acre Old River Lake

Lake Bistineau State Park
103 State Park Road
Doyline, LA 71023

Lake Bistineau State Park is on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, near Shreveport. The park has cabins, a campground, swimming areas and picnic spots along the lake as well as a trail system that covers almost 10 miles of woodlands and an 11-mile canoe trail.

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