Parks & Recreation

Under the direction of the Mayor and City Council, and guided by recommendations from a strong citizen Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the staff of the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department (RPAR) provides the citizens of our community with life-enriching recreational opportunities. Our staff prides itself on delivering quality customer service. Parks and Recreation is more than just fun and games! It also includes providing our citizens with wholesome recreational and athletic opportunities while developing and maintaining proper facilities in which to foster the concepts of equality, fair play, teamwork, and responsibility. Similarly, we continue to develop new partnerships to enhance recreational opportunities in our community. It is our desire to provide the best array of local recreational opportunities possible, delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.  

Parks and Facilities

Our Mission

The mission of the City of Ruston Parks and Recreation Department is to offer a diverse package of quality recreational programs, events, and park experiences that improve the quality of life for all residents.

Our Values

Providing quality and value
Respecting the past
Fostering diversity
Planning with a purpose
Communicating effectively
Demonstrating fiscal responsibility

Recreational Programming

For more information on any of these programs, call our office at 318-255-5800 or email us at  Program registration can be done either in the RPAR office at 2505 South Vienna or online at



P.O. Box 2069 - Ruston, LA 71273 (318) 251-8621
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