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Parish of Caddo - Communications Office

Posted on: June 13, 2023

Award winning "Taking It To The Streets" summer program returns to Caddo Parish

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AWARD WINNING “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” SUMMER PROGRAM RETURNS TO CADDO PARISH 

 

Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is taking health, fitness and community unity to the streets and neighborhoods of Caddo Parish with the return of its award winning “Taking It To The Streets” summer initiative. 

 

Taking it to the Streets is a summer “mobile fitness” program for youth and teens ages 4 - 16 designed to promote physical fitness, wellness and unity in communities where there is often limited or no access to playgrounds.  All events are free and open to the public.

 

The program offers a host of wholesome fun activities, including agility courses, organized games, sport activities, dance contests and more. 

 

“Our priority is to find new and innovative ways to deliver programs and services to our Caddo Parish youth and respective communities, and we believe “Taking it to the Streets” provides that platform,” said Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation director Patrick Wesley.

 

While only in its second year, “Taking it to the Streets” received a 2023 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for its innovation and reach and will be recognized July 23rd at NACo’s Annual Conference in Travis County, Texas.

 

Taking it to the Streets Event Schedule:

 

June 15 - 9am-3pm  - SPAR Therapeutic / Camp Shriver 
 (geared toward individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) 
 Princess Park Community Center, 931 Baker St., Shreveport, LA 71101

 

July 6 - 6pm-8pm - Galilee Baptist Church-Athletic Field, 1500 Pierre Ave, Shreveport, LA

 

July 27 - 6pm-8pm - Matchstem Park, 203 S. Kelly Ave, Oil City, LA

 

July 29 - 11am-2pm - Judson Elementary, 3809 Judson St, Shreveport, LA

 

August 3 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Clear Horizon-New Zion Apartments, Chris Hayes Park Grounds, 4300 Illinois Ave, Shreveport, LA

 

August 12 - 10am-12noon - Caddo Heights Math/Science Elementary School, 1702 Corbitt St, Shreveport, LA

 

August 16 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Pinecrest Mobile Home Park, 6700 Jefferson Paige Rd., Shreveport, LA

 

August 19 - 10am-12noon - Cooper Road Plaza, 2929 Peach St, Shreveport, LA

 

September 7 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Village of Ida/Sid Dean Park, 6978 E. Magnolia, Ida, LA

 

For more information on Taking It To The Streets, visit caddo.org, or contact Mary Murphy at (318)-220-6284.

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