News Flash


Posted on: May 15, 2020

Parish announces Phase 1 reopening plans




In response to Governor John Bel Edwards’ Phase 1 announcement, the Parish of Caddo is implementing the following guidelines, effective Monday, May 18, 2020 to reopen Parish facilities to citizens. The changes and updated guidelines are listed below:

All citizens entering Caddo Parish facilities will be required to wear a mask. Citizens are asked to bring their own masks.

Government Plaza (8th floor)

  • Government Plaza is open to citizens from 7:30am-4pm.
  • All citizens are subject to screening at the entry point to Government Plaza and/or the 8th floor.  The Parish Administrator, Parish Attorney, Human Resources/Finance, and Public Works departments will be open to the public by appointment only. Citizens are asked to call (318)-226-6900 to speak with departments and to schedule an appointment.

Caddo Parish Courthouse

  • The Caddo Parish Courthouse will be open to the public Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. All citizens are subject to screening at the entry point to the Courthouse.  Masks are required.

Public Works

  • Solid waste compactor sites will continue to operate at adjusted hours.  A complete schedule of locations and times are posted on the Parish’s website at

Juvenile Services

  • All physical visitation continues to be suspended at the Juvenile Detention Center. Visitation by phone is available. Volunteer programming at the JDC remains cancelled.
  • Court hearings will return to operation as mandated by the Judiciary, and the Court will be open only to those needed for hearings.  Masks are required.

Animal Services/Caddo Parish Animal Shelter

  • The Caddo Parish Animal Shelter will be open to the public from 1pm-5pm. Masks are required.
  • Tours are closed to the public; virtual tours will continue on social media.
  • Owner surrenders are by appointment only.

Parks and Recreation

  • The Parks and Recreation office will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.
  • All Parish public parks (green space, trails, walking paths, and restrooms) will be open daily during normal operating hours, from 6:00am – 9:00pm with the exception of Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park.
  • Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park will be open Wednesday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm and on Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park-Visitors Center will remain closed to the public.
  • All playgrounds at Parish parks will remain closed until further notice.
  • Reservations for rental of campgrounds at Earl G. Williamson Park will begin on Monday, May 18th. Campgrounds will open for visitors starting Wednesday, May 20th.
  • All boat ramps will be open to fishermen 24 hours a day.
  • Special events and gathering in parks are prohibited.

Caddo Parish Commission

  • The Caddo Parish Commission will continue to hold its work session, regular session and committee meetings virtually through the end of May.  All meetings are livestreamed via the Parish’s Facebook page at .
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