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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Caddo Parish names new parks and recreation director

Patrick Wesley


The Caddo Parish Commission approved the appointment of Patrick F. Wesley as the new director of parks and recreation for the Parish of Caddo in a unanimous vote at the Commission’s regular session meeting on Thursday, October 17.

Wesley brings over 21 years of service and experience in parks and recreation management to the Parish of Caddo. He joins the Parish after recently serving as the assistant director of Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR), where he helped to oversee day to day management of the City’s facilities, parks and athletic/recreation venues.  Wesley has a track record of establishing partnerships with community organizations nationwide and recruiting and executing a host of events that have provided increased economic impact in Shreveport and Caddo Parish.

Wesley received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Northwestern State University and dual master’s degrees in Sports Administration and Teaching (Sociology) from Grambling State University.

“I am pleased at the Commission’s confirmation and confident that Patrick Wesley will to do a great job as our director of parks and recreation,” said Dr. Woodrow Wilson, Jr., Parish Administrator/CEO. “He will no doubt be an asset for this organization as he will continue to impact our communities. We look forward to working with Mr. Wesley to take our parks and recreation department to the next level,” said Wilson.

Wesley’s appointment is effective immediately.

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