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City Of Ruston

Parks & Recreation

The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department (RPAR) provides you with life-enriching recreational opportunities.  Parks and recreation is more than just fun and games!  It also includes providing you, the citizens of our area, with wholesome recreational and athletic opportunities that foster sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, and equality.

RPAR is under the leadership and direction of the Mayor and City Council and is guided by recommendations from a strong citizen Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  The RPAR staff prides itself on providing you with exceptional customer service.  We continue to develop new partnerships to further enhance recreational opportunities throughout our community.  It is our goal and desire to provide you with the best array of local recreational opportunities possible, delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. To learn more about RPAR, click here.

For more information about Pavillion and Park Reservations or Registration, Contact RPAR Supervisor, Amanda Lonadier at amandalonadier@rustonla.gov or Marc Newman at marcnewman@rustonla.gov

RPAR

activities

VOLLEYBALL CAMP 101

AGES: 7–14 

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex, Indoor Facility 

REGISTRATION: April 10th-May 14th (online only) 

TIME: 1:00-2:30 pm for ages 7–10 TIME: 3:00-5:00 pm for ages 11–14 

COST: $90 for ages 9-10 and $120 for ages 11–14 *Fee will include snacks each day.

SUMMER SOCCER CAMP

AGES: 4 to 15 

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex (indoor Facility) 

REGISTRATION: April 10th – July 2nd (online only) 

TIME: 10 am-12 pm for ages 4-9 

TIME: 2 pm-4 pm for ages 10-15 DATES: July 25th- July 28th 

COST: $100.00 *Fee will include a t-shirt.

YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex, Outdoor Facility 

REGISTRATION: April 10th-June 4th (Online Only) NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED 

DATES: July 12, 13,14 2023 TIMES: 9 am-11 am 

COST: $100.00 *Fee will include a t-shirt

SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex, Indoor Facility 

REGISTRATION: April 10th to May 14th (online only) 

DATES: May 30th to June 2nd TIME: 8 am-10 am for ages 5-8 

TIME: 10 am-12 pm for ages 9-13 

COST: $100 *Fee will include a t-shirt

CHEER CAMP

AGES: 5 to12 

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex, Indoor Facility 

REGISTRATION: April 10th -May 14th (Online Only) NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED

DATES: June 19th- 22nd TIME: 3-5:30 pm 

COST:75.00 *Fee will include a t-shirt *Showcase will be at 9 am Friday, June the 23rd.

RPAR ON THE RUN

AGES: 7 to 11

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex, Outdoors Facility

REGISTRATION: April 10th-May 14th (Online only)

DATES: Tuesday and Thursdays June 6th to June 29th

TIMES: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

COST: $65.00

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!! 

AGES: All

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex Green Clinic Soccer Fields

DATE: May 26, 2023

TIME: 6 pm-9 pm

COST: FREE

MOVIE NIGHT AT RUSTON SPORTS COMPLEX

AGES: All

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex (Indoor Facility)

DATES: July 28th and August 5th

TIME: 7:30 pm

COST: FREE

ADULT TAP DANCE

 Dixie Dancers of Ruston encourage you to tap your way to stronger bones. We all know that bones get less dense and weaken over time. However, tap dancing provided an easy and enjoyable way to keep your bones strong and dense. If you can tap your toe, you can tap with the Dixie Dancers. Just show up each Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Ruston Sports Complex. The cost is only $10.00 per month. You are not expected to perform with the group. For more information, Contact Mrs. Patsy Hinton at 318-245-1254. 

TRADITIONAL KOREAN KARATE-TAE KWAN DO

Buster Cotten’s Karate offers classes teaching the style of Jordan Korean Karate / Tae Kwan Do. This style of martial arts has been taught in the Ruston community for nearly 40 years and is a year-round program that teaches students of all ages the merits of loyalty, ability, and integrity through a curriculum teaching fundamental arm and leg techniques for practical self-defense. Buster Cotten’s Karate also provides opportunities for its students to participate in local, state, and national-level competitive events. Three separate classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 5:30 and 8:30 pm for youth and adults. For more information, please contact Buster Cotten at (318) 259-5000 or email him at bacotten@hotmail.com

RPAR

Leagues

YOUTH BASKETBALL

AGES: 5 to 12 

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex, Indoor Facility 

REGISTRATION: April 10th – May 14th (online only) NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED 

PLAY: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning the week of June 12th 

COST: $60.00 for Ruston residents and $70.00 for non-Ruston residents *Fee will include a t-shirt.

ADULT CO-ED SOFTBALL

AGES:18 and up 

WHERE: Ruston Sports Complex, Outdoor Facility 

REGISTRATION: April 10th- May 14th (Online Only) 

PLAY: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, May 23rd-June 29th 

COST: $350.00 per team *All teams must provide their own team jersey with numbers on the back.