As the weather begins to warm up in Baton Rouge, it’s time to get off of your sofas and into the sunshine for some outdoor fun. Grab your friends, your swimsuit, and your sports gear to get ready to make some summer memories.
If you’re more of the sporty type, the Red Stick has some great options to show off your athleticism:
If basic sports are too tame for you, look no further than BREC’s Extreme Sports park. This center includes three skate parks, a BMX track, a rock climbing wall, an air gun range, and much more! See if you and your buddies can handle the extreme.
There’s nothing quite like golf in the springtime. The Santa Maria Golf Course here in Baton Rouge is considered the best public golf course in Southeast Louisiana! Take some friends, colleagues, or clients to this incredible 18-hole course for a friendly game of golf with beautiful views of the lakes and oak trees surrounding.
If you’re looking to practice your swing in the atmosphere of a sports bar, Topgolf is the place for you. With a fully operating restaurant and bar, you can have delicious treats while you sit and enjoy the open driving range to enjoy the nice weather.
Baton Rouge Lakes
Go for a run, a bike ride, or a stroll along the Baton Rouge lakes near LSU’s campus. If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, the LSU UREC offers gear rentals open to the public for outdoor activities such as kayaking, camping, canoeing and backpacking!
With spring in full bloom, the weather for running outside is perfect. Make your runs a little more scenic by running along the Mississippi Levee! This 4 mile-long path with views of the Mississippi River and LSU’s Agricultural fields (all of the cows and horses!) make it the perfect location for your morning or evening workout.
Get in Touch with Nature
Even in big cities, there is so much nature to explore and experience.
Greenwood Community Park features many outdoor activities for you and loved ones to enjoy! Bring your furry friend out for some fetch, a walk, or a chance to make new friends at the Raising Cane’s Dog Park, the newest dog park in the city! There are fishing piers and seating areas on the Exxon Mobil Cypress Bayou Lake Trail, perfect for some relaxation and a few historic scenes as well. Other amenities like tennis courts, playgrounds, and a splash pad make this a perfect spring stop!
One of the most intriguing spots in Baton Rouge is right off Bluebonnet! At the Nature Center, you can see rooms full of reptiles, an array of artifacts, and countless creatures. There is nothing more relaxing than walking on the trails of the natural swamp of Baton Rouge on a spring afternoon (and look for the owls!)
Is there a day better well-spent than at the zoo with loved ones? BREC’s Baton Rouge zoo offers a fun, and educational, animal sight-seeing experience for all ages. The zoo offers some interesting tours such as Safari Night, a tour of the zoo at night, Twilight Tours, a tram ride through the zoo in the evening, and summer camps for kids!
Cooling off in the Capital City is easy when there are plenty of water parks to visit including Liberty Lagoon, BREC’s premiere water park, and Blue Bayou & Dixie Landin, a giant water and theme park known for it’s summer concerts and waves of fun!
This spring and summer season, get outside! There is so much nature and outdoor activities to enjoy, you won’t even think about sitting in front of the television all day. For a full list of all of the Sports & Outdoor events and activities in Baton Rouge, visit visitbatonrouge.com/things-to-do/sports-outdoors.