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Heads up parents: There's only a few weeks left in the 2021-2022 school year!  With that on the table, what are you going to do with your kids this summer?  I don't mean vacation-wise, I'm talking about more of the day-to-day activities that will keep your youngsters from getting bored (and/or in to trouble) while mom & dad are working.

Summer camp is a time honored tradition that gives kids a creative and physical outlet, in a safe environment, all while allowing parents to continue working until corporate America realizes that adults also need 3 months off in the middle of the year.  According to the American Camp Association:

Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and true participation in a community environment. Most schools don't satisfy all these needs.

Luckily for local parents, the Shreveport Parks and Recreation department (SPAR) have announced that they will once again be hosting a free eight week structured summer camp for kids aged 6 to 17-years-old.  According to the report from KTBS, kids enrolled in the program will get to experience fitness, arts and crafts, board game tournaments, educational field trips, and more!

The free summer camp for kids kicks off on June the 6th, and goes all the way through July 29th.  Registration is open now and will last until there's no more room - so get in while the getting's good!  For more information you can visit Shreveport Parks and Recreation's official website here, their official Facebook page here, call Kenneth Cornelius at 318 205 7216, or Kim Lejay at 318 673 7831.

These 2 Berry-Picking Farms are Less Than 50 Mi. From Shreveport

It's time to put your family to work for fun, pictures, memories, and those sweet, sweet strawberries. These are the 2 closest places to Shreveport where you can fill your basket with the juiciest berries around.

50+ Pictures of Shreveport's Abandoned Historic Fairgrounds Field

Before you know it, Shreveport's historic Fairgrounds Field will be will be exactly that - history. Once the legal wrangling is done, the proverbial endangered-bat-guano will hit the fan and the once glorious Ratchet-City cathedral to baseball will be demolished and gone.

Before it "bats" its final inning, let's take a final look at the glory that once was. I warn you though, it's kind of like seeing that super-hot girl from high school 20 years later - and time has not been kind.

These awesome pictures were provided by urban photographer extraordinaire Ron DeBello.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.