Shreveport is the third largest city in Louisiana, located on the banks of the Red River in the northwest corner of the state. The city, which sits on the homeland of the Caddo Nation, came up as a center for the oil industry. It has remained an important industrial hub for its strategic access to Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. After significant investment in infrastructure, there is great running in Shreveport, including riverfront paths, parks, and pleasant streets.
The best places to run in Shreveport are the Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway and Arthur Ray Teague Parkway paths along the Red River. We’ve also mapped a tour of Downtown and the Red River District. Some of the best trail running can be found at Red River National Wildlife Refuge or any of these options outside of Shreveport. There is great neighborhood running around Betty Virginia Park and at Ellerbe Woods.
Driving is the preferred method for getting around Shreveport, but the SporTran bus network operates in the city. Also keep in mind, the bikeways along the river make cycling/walking a convenient way to get around.