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Recreational spots of Ruston

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Pictured above is Huckleberry Trails Park and Nature Area, which is located on 2304 Magnolia Drive, and is Ruston’s newest park facility. It is one of many parks in Ruston that may be visited for free, but also contains rented space for group gatherings.

How many parks and facilities does Ruston Parks and Recreation Department oversee? Most people can name one or two, but hardly anyone can name all 14 of them RPAR’s facilities range from the one acre Sidney Smith Park to the 66-acre Woodland Park on Martin L. King Drive.

Here are a few little known facts about the parks and facilities. The Ruston Municipal Pool was built by the Louisiana Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. It has had several renovations and upgrades since then. The current admission/dressing area was built in the 1970s and the filtration system was upgraded in 2002. If older than 40, one may remember the large slide that once was located in the middle of the pool.

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