Parks & Recreation

Bossier Parish offers a variety of Parks & Recreation opportunities for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Below is a listing of Parks & Recreation areas maintained by the Bossier Parish:

Other Parks Include:

  • Benton Sports Complex - Town of Benton Parks
    990 Red River St, Benton, LA, 71006
    Baseball fields
  • Bayou Bodcau Dam & Reservoir Recreational Area
    940 Bodcau Dam Road, Haughton, LA 71037
    Hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, biking camping, picnicking and horseback riding
  • Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area
    Loggy Bayou Plantation Road, LA, 71068
    Hunting, fishing, birding, day hiking, a boat launch, and designated camping areas
  • Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail
    Runs along the Red River along the length of Arthur Ray Teague Parkway – Asphalt biking/walking/jogging trail with picnic areas along the route.
  • Cypress Black Bayou Park & Recreation Area (Fee charged)
    100 Cypress Park, Benton, LA, 71006
  • Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    555 Sunflower Road, Bossier City, LA, 71112
    9,000 square-foot Visitor and Education Center
  • Lake Bistineau State Park
    103 State Park Road, Doyline, Louisiana, 71023 (Actual park is in Webster Parish)
    Boat launches, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, swimming pools, a lakefront beach, camping, cabins, lodges, and fishing
  • North Bossier Shared Use Trail Phase 1
    10’ wide Pedestrian and bicycle trail connecting to the North Bossier park. Phase 1 of a 3 phase project was just completed to build a shared use trail in North Bossier connecting some of the neighborhoods in north bossier to the North Bossier Park.

Park Rules
This recreation area is provided for your enjoyment. Please help us keep it clean. Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. If you witness anything illegal please contact the Bossier Parish Sheriff at (318) 965-2203.

Park Construction
Work at various parish parks are ongoing.

Tall Timbers Park 
A new parking lot is being constructed on the east side of Tall Timbers Boulevard. This area will also contain space for additional fields. A crosswalk will connect the two areas together. Civil Design Group, LLC proposal was accepted by the jury at the October 1, 2008 regular meeting to provide design specs for new lighting allowing night use of the walking trail.

Lawson Bo Brandon Sports Complex
Low bidder Summrall Construction Company was awarded at $305,400 contract to construct new concessions and maintenance building at this complex. See design.

The 527th Engineering Battalion of Ruston has agreed over the next several months to level and create several new ball fields to the north of the current complex. We hope to have these ready by the 2009 season.