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Parish of Caddo - Communications Office

Posted on: July 18, 2022

"Taking it to the Streets" to provide mobile fitness, crime prevention for Caddo Parish youth

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 “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” TO PROVIDE MOBILE FITNESS AND CRIME PREVENTION FOR CADDO PARISH YOUTH

 

Caddo Parish, LA - Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department and the Caddo Parish Commission are “Taking it to the Streets” with a mobile pop up and play and crime prevention program designed to promote physical fitness and reduce crime within Caddo Parish inner city neighborhoods and rural communities. 

 

The “Taking it to the Streets” program will feature pilot sites that were selected due to limited access to recreational opportunities and/or “play deserts” (inner-city apartment/housing complexes, rural towns/villages, and small subdivisions, etc.) or noted high crime communities.

 

“It is a priority and mission within our department staff to find new and innovative ways to deliver programs and services to our Caddo Parish youth,” said Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Wesley. “Taking it to the Streets” provides that platform and we are excited to bridge the gap for many of our Parish’s youth,” said Wesley.

 

Youth participants will engage in a diverse slate of wholesome recreational and fitness activities such as obstacle agility courses, jump rope competitions, bounce houses / trampolines, sports skill and drill activities (basketball, soccer, tee-ball), line dancing and dance contests, Caddo Parish law enforcement/community relations activities as well as other games and activities.

 

Hydration drinks and healthy snacks will be provided.  A law enforcement officer will be on-site for all scheduled Taking it to the Streets events to ensure all activities are safe, fun and enjoyable for all youth attendees.

 

For additional information, contact Mary Murphy at mmurphy@caddo.org | (318)220-6284 or visit caddoparks.org.

 

“TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” SUMMER SCHEDULE

Thur., July 21st | 6:00pm – 8:00pm     Galilee Baptist Church, 1600 Pierre Ave. (Shreveport)

 

Thur., July 28th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm     Oil City Park, 203 S. Kerly Ave. (Oil City)

 

Sat., July 30th | 11:00am – 2:00pm     Judson Elementary School, 3809 Judson St. (Shreveport)

 

Tue., Aug. 2nd | 5:30pm – 7:30pm       Morning Star Baptist Church, 5340 Jewella Ave. (Shreveport)

 

Sat., Aug. 13th | 10:00am – 12:00noon          Caddo Heights Elementary School, 1702 Corbitt St. (Shreveport)

                                                                        

Wed., Aug. 17th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm   Pinecrest Mobile Home Park, 6700 Jefferson Rd. (Shreveport)

 

Sat., Aug. 20th | 10:00am – 12noon    Peach Street Apartments, 2929 Peach St. (Shreveport)

 

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