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Recreation Programs & Events

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department sponsors and hosts a wide variety of recreation programming year round to meet the needs of all citizens.

Public Programs & Events

Check the Public Programs & Events page to see all upcoming programs. You will find something for everyone from archery and fishing programs to edible plants walks to monthly storytimes. 

Annual Festivals and Special Events

  • Owl Night-Saturday nearest Valentine's Day, Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
  • Butterfly Celebration-3rd Saturday in June, Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
  • Get Hooked on Fishing-4th Saturday in June, Earl G Williams Park
  • Bugs, Bats, & Bones-Saturday before Halloween, Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
  • Art in the Park-1st Saturday in November, Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
  • Christmas on the Caddo-1st Saturday in December, Earl G Williams Park

Programs, Field Trips or Birthday Parties by Request

Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park offers environmental education programs for individuals, families, schools, daycares, homeschool groups, scouts, community organizations, assisted living facilities, and birthday parties. Programs can be held at the Nature Park or at your site. 

Programs are free of charge and are scheduled by request on a first come, first served basis.

For more information or to schedule a program please select one of the links below:

Request a School or Group Program

Request a Scout Program

Schedule a Birthday Party


Meet the Program Staff

Sr. Naturalist/Manager
Rusty Scarborough

Rusty has a background in Wildlife Conservation, with a special interest being a Master Falconer.
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Park Naturalist Hulya Onel
Hulya has a B.S. in Field and Organismal Biology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Hulya is a certified Wildlife Rehabilitator. She also has a B.A. in English Literature from Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her special interest is oil painting and teaching English as a second language. 
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Park Naturalist Lily Jonsek 
Lily has a B.S. in Biology from Baker University and a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Lily has a special interest in international travel.
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Education Coordinator Stacy Gray
Stacy has a B.S in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Stacy is a Certified Environmental Educator with a special interest in Early Childhood Development.
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Park Naturalist Corey Bryant 
The psychology and biology curriculum I completed at Northwestern State University has equipped me with the skills and abilities to support student outcomes through rigor, relevance and relationships.   Also, very importantly and personally a goal for me is to work in Louisiana, my home state. During my undergraduate studies I actively participated in several student organizations to further develop organizational, public relations, and teamwork skills. I am proud to say my part-time employment with Bossier and Caddo Parishes and my volunteer work with AmeriCorps (Shreveport Green) have also greatly prepared me for the workplace.
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