As the third largest city in Louisiana, Shreveport is filled with things to do. Taking the time to explore Shreveport parks and visit the other area attractions is a good way to get to know the city. BBOnline recommends you spend some time outdoors when you stay at a Shreveport Bed and Breakfast.
Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary
128 Fob Lane
Frierson, Louisiana 71027
Yogie and Friends opens to the public from April to November. They restrict the months and times they are open to reduce stress on the animals. The majority of the cats who call the sanctuary home have come from cruel conditions. When you visit be prepared to see large cats; animals like tigers and jaguars are housed there. You'll learn more about the large felines as you take a relaxing walk through the sanctuary.
6402 Highway One
Shreveport, LA 71107
If you're staying at a Shreveport inn with your family and looking for outdoor things to do with the kids, Jubilee Zoo has plenty of things to do. Pet and feed the animals, ride the carousel ponies, tour the zoo on a hay ride, bounce in the moonwalk and enjoy the picnic/playground area. You'll see pot bellied pigs, bunnies, the world's smallest breed of chickens, goats, kangaroo and Welsh ponies.
RiverView Park and RS Barnwell Memorial Center
601 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101
RiverView Park features the R.S. Barnwell Memorial Center and its beautiful display of flowers, plants and natural beauty. The park also has a water playground and lighted roses erected high above the beautiful Red River. There are plenty of Shreveport parks geared towards families, but this park is ideal for couples looking to enjoy a romantic and relaxing stroll.
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
8012 Blanchard Furrh Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
If you're looking for Shreveport parks with hiking trails, the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park has plenty. Located three miles west of Blanchard, the 160-acre nature park is comprised of a pine-oak-hickory forest accessible by five miles of nature trails. The vast network of trails makes it possible to spend the entire day surrounded in a lush natural environment. The park has an interpretive building, a pavilion with restrooms, a handicapped-accessible trail, and several naturalists who provide information and interpretation to park visitors. The nature-oriented programs are available on an appointment basis and provide a good way for guests to learn about nature in addtition to simply enjoying the beauty of it.
East Kings Highway Park
1200 East Kings Highway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
Located on six acres, the East Kings Highway Park has a variety of things to do, and even numerous things that will keep the children entertained. There is a playground on-site, along with a picnic area. The hiking trail gives you a good look at the nature that surrounds you. Locals often call the area Duck Park. This is due to the vast number of ducks that live on the park's pond. Spend the day relaxing while the kids play and feeding the ducks during the play breaks.