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R.L. Cook Park

2900 Kavanaugh Rd. Ruston Louisiana United States 71270

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Duncan Park

1311 Arlington St. Ruston Louisiana United States 71270

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Greenwood Park

1306 Cornell St. Ruston Louisiana United States 71270

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Bobby James Gym

605 James St Ruston Louisiana United States 71270

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Glen View School Playground

1601 Bittersweet Ave. RUSTON Louisiana United States 71270

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Memorial Park

400 E Georgia RUSTON Louisiana United States 71270

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D-2 Field

2316 Champions Way Ruston Louisiana United States 71270

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D-3 Field

2316 Champions Way Ruston Louisiana United States 71270

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2316 Champions Way Ruston Louisiana United States 71270

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City Parks

R.L. Cook Park, 2900 Kavanaugh Rd, Ruston, LA 71270

Consisting of approximately 28 acres of wooded and open terrain, R. L. Cook is a popular location for walkers.

  • Paved parking
  • All-weather walking trail: Inner loop = 1/4 mile (4 loops = 1 mile) / Outer loop = 4/10 mile (2 1/2 loops = 1 mile)
  • Pavilion with restrooms (available for reservations)
  • Gazebo
  • Single-table shelter
  • One playground with shade structures
  • Exercise equipment along the trail
Duncan Park, 1311 Arlington St, Ruston, LA 71270

Duncan Park consists of approximately 12 acres of open play areas as well as athletic facilities.  All of it is interspersed among pecan, oak and bald cypress trees.  The facility includes a variety of amenities for all ages.
  • One pavilion (available for reservations)
  • One playground with shade structures
  • One playground
  • One basketball court
  • One lighted baseball / softball field
  • Restroom facilities
  • Paved parking
Greenwood Park, 1306 Cornell Ave, Ruston, LA 71270

Greenwood Park consists of approximately 10 acres of mostly open play area with various clusters of trees. This was the previous site of the Greenwood School, although all that now remains is the gymnasium, known locally as “the Blue Building,” and used as a modified recreation center. 

  • Paved parking
  • All-weather walking trail - 1/3 mile (3 loops = 1mile)
  • Greenwood Recreation Center with restrooms
  • One indoor basketball court
  • One youth football field
  • Playground
Memorial Park, 400 E Georgia Ave, Ruston, LA 71270

Memorial Park is located near downtown Ruston and adjacent to the Louisiana Military Museum.  During the summer, children can enjoy the playground while parents relax under the shade of nearby trees.

  • One pavilion (available for reservations)
  • Playground
Sidney Smith Park, 600 Lee Ave, Ruston, LA 71270

Nestled among the houses just north of the Ruston High School James Stadium, Sidney Smith Park provides basketball facilities that attracts students from Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University.  

  • Paved parking
  • One basketball court
Roberts Park, 1000 E Mississippi Ave, Ruston, La 71270

Described as “Ruston’s Lost Jewel,” Roberts Park is a quaint, wooded park.  The facility regularly hosts small groups and individuals wanting to escape the hustle and bustle.

  • Paved parking
  • One pavilion (available for reservations)
  • Assorted outdoor picnic areas 

Elmore D, Mayfield Park, 1701 Martin L King Dr, Ruston, LA 71270


The largest city park encompasses 66 acres with a spring-fed lake tucked among a rolling and wooded terrain.  The facility includes both athletic and natural facilities, truly offering a variety of amenities for all ages.

  • One pavilion (available for reservations)
  • Five single-table shelters
  • One large playgrounds
  • One basketball court
  • One lighted baseball / softball field
  • Lake area
  • Restroom facilities
Huckleberry Trails Park, 2304 Magnolia Ave, Ruston, LA 71270

This park, located adjacent to Cypress Springs Elementary School is 23 wooded acres with special areas created for those who love nature.  A special feature is a one-of-a-kind learning center. 

  • Paved parking
  • Two pavilions, rented as one facility (available for reservations)
  • Playground
  • Nature trails
  • Restroom facilities
  • Connecting deck between playground and pavilion


Pavilions can be rented, for more information call our office at 318-255-5800


Contact

Ruston Parks & Recreation
Recreation Supervisor: Amanda Lonadier 
2505 S. Vienna St, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Phone: 318-255-5800
Email: [email protected]

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