Statewide burn ban enforced in SPAR parks

In response to the ongoing concerns about wildfire risk and to protect the safety of our community, Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) wants to remind the citizens of Shreveport that a statewide burn ban remains in effect and includes all SPAR parks.

This burn ban prohibits all open burning activities within the SPAR park system until further notice. This decision comes as a preventative measure to mitigate the risk of wildfires, given the current weather conditions and increased fire hazards in the region.

The burn ban applies to the following activities within SPAR Parks:

Campfires and Fire Pits
Charcoal Grills
Open flame cooking devices
Smoking in designated non-smoking areas

“We take the safety of our community and the protection of our natural resources seriously,” said Shelly Ragle, Director of SPAR. “By enforcing this statewide burn ban in our parks, we are proactively addressing the potential risks associated with open flames and helping to ensure the well-being of our residents and visitors.”

SPAR is encouraging residents to use alternative methods for outdoor cooking and recreation that don’t involve open flame