As the weather begins to warm up in Baton Rouge, it’s time to head out into the sunshine for some outdoor fun. Grab your friends and get ready to make some fun memories!



Perkins Road Community Park

Perkins Road Community Park is more than your average playground – it’s an extreme sports park! The center includes three skate parks, a BMX track, rock-climbing wall, velodrome and more!


Golf Courses

There’s nothing quite like golf in the springtime, and Baton Rouge is home to more than 30 top-quality courses. The Santa Maria Golf Course here in Baton Rouge is even part of the Audubon Golf Trail, a unique trail of courses designed by golf legends to celebrate Louisiana’s landscapes and love of the sport. 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.

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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 dine on delicious treats while enjoying the open driving range and the nice weather.



The pickleball craze has officially hit Baton Rouge, with people of all ages flocking to courts throughout the city. A mix of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is played on smaller courts than tennis, with paddles and plastic balls. Grab some friends and get ready to hit the courts and discover your new favorite sport!



LSU Campus

The picturesque campus of Louisiana State University provides the perfect setting for a walk or run, weaving through common areas, academic buildings and athletic stadiums. Stop and say hello to Mike the Tiger while you’re out and about!


Mississippi River Levee

With spring in full bloom, an outdoor run or walk has never been so beautiful! The Mississippi River Levee is a four-mile-long path running from downtown Baton Rouge to LSU’s agricultural fields (cows and horses!), offering views of the mighty Mississippi River and the Baton Rouge cityscape.



Greenwood Community Park

Greenwood Community Park is filled with activities for you and your family and friends! Bring your furry friend out for some fetch, a walk or a chance to make new friends at the Raising Cane’s Dog Park. Greenwood Community Park also offers fishing piers and seated area, perfect for a little rest and relaxation. Other amenities like tennis and pickleball courts, playgrounds and splash pads make this the perfect spring stop for just about anybody!


Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center

One of the most intriguing spots in Baton Rouge is in the heart of the city, right off Bluebonnet Boulevard! At the Bluebonnet Swamp 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 – don’t forget to look for the owls!


BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

There’s nothing better than a day well spent at the Baton Rouge Zoo! Home to animals from around the world, including two of 20 pygmy hippos located in the United States, the zoo offers fun for the entire family, while taking strides in the conversation and protection of animals. Be sure to check the calendar for can’t-miss events like the Wild Wine Walk and ZooLights!



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 its summer concerts and waves of fun! Please note that both facilities operate seasonally so check with the locations for opening dates, hours and more information.


This spring and summer season, get outside! With so many activities in the great outdoors to explore, you certainly won’t be bored when you’re in Baton Rouge. For a full list of all things sports and outdoors, click here.