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Upcoming Events
SPAR-MLK Basketball
City of Shreveport


Team registration is now open for the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Tournament to be held in Shreveport, LA. The tournament is double elimination with a single elimination championship game. The registration deadline is Friday, February 12.
Slam Dunk Contest
City of Shreveport


The City of Shreveport and Academy Sports and Outdoors is hosting the 2016 Dr. MLK Jr. Tournament "Slam Dunk Contest" on Friday, February 19. Email jerod.jones@shreveportla.gov for more information or click on the link below.
Annual Conference
Lake Charles


Join us in Lake Charles for educational, vendor and networking opportunities.
Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Louisiana by uniting those engaged in the park and recreation profession. To accomplish our mission we will foster and maintain high professional qualification standards, training and ethics. We will stimulate a wider interest in the preservation and the development of the state’s recreational resources. We will serve as an information exchange for programs, activities and problem solutions. We will cooperate with other public/private related agencies. We will protect the park and recreation professional’s interests. We will analyze and initiate legislation pertaining to the profession.

Our vision is to position the Louisiana Recreation and Park Association and its members to be prepared for emerging trends and opportunities.