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The City of Shreveport, Louisiana's Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation (SPAR) has a vacancy for Division Manager of Recreation.

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Upcoming Events
LRPA Board Meeting
701 St. Nazaire Rd., Broussard, LA 70518


The next meeting of the LRPA Board of Directors is coming up soon. We will meet meeting at the new St. Julien Park in Broussard. Any LRPA member is welcome to attend.
MLK Jr. Basketball Tourna...
Shreveport, LA


The City of Shreveport (SPAR), in conjunction with Cumulus and Academy Sports & Outdoors will host the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Tournament, February 16th – 18th in Shreveport. This tournament is designed to unite men, women and youth of all ethnic backgrounds for three (3) days of fun, fitness, and community unity. Over $3,000 in cash prizes and awards will be given to championship teams. Over one hundred (100) teams, Pro Am to Youth from five (5) southern states will be participating, featuring some of the toughest roundballers in the South. The tournament is double elimination with a single elimination championship game. Registration deadline is Friday, February 9th . Registration Fees: Pro Am $300.00 / Men $200.00 / Women $175.00 / Wheel Chair $150.00 / Youth $75.00. Registration forms are available at: - WWW.MLKHOOPS.COM - All SPAR Community Centers - SPAR Athletics Office, located on 7401 Jewella Ave.; and Call SPAR Athletic Office at 318-673-7748 / 7749 for additional team registration information or visit the official tournament website at WWW.MLKHOOPS.COM . The annual Dr. MLK Jr. Basketball Tournament has become one of the elite basketball tournaments in the South. Your team participation will truly enhance the quality of this community sporting event, while keeping the dream alive.
Annual Conference
Lafayette, LA


Join us in Lafayette for educational, vendor and networking opportunities.Our meeting will be held at the Cajundome. Our room block is at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette, 2350 West Congress Street. Our room rate is $124 per night plus taxes. You can reserve your room by calling 337-291-1977 or by clicking on the registration link below. Our Group Code is LRPA18. Rooms must be reserved before February 26, 2018.

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.