Get active at BREC parks, our attraction of the week! While visiting Baton Rouge, swing by one of BREC's 184 parks to get some fresh air. Whether you like to explore, run, play, golf, swim, canoe, kayak, fish, skateboard, ride, bike or hike (whew! I'm exhausted already!), there's a BREC park for you.
BREC's Liberty Lagoon Water Park, photo via Liberty Lagoon

BREC is East Baton Rouge Parish's park and recreation operator, and its 184 parks are divided into five different zones:
  1. Community Parks: large, multi-faceted parks where the family could easily spend all day
  2. Neighborhood Parks: smaller, concentrated parks within walking distance of nearly every Baton Rouge neighborhood
  3. Special Use Facilities: unique attractions with very specific uses, like the Baton Rouge Zoo, Magnolia Mound Plantation or Farr Park Equestrian Center 
  4. Conservation Parks: large patches of land meant to conserve Louisiana wildlife, like Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
  5. Golf Courses: 18-hole and 9-hole golf courses

From typical playgrounds to modern and fun splash pads, the kids will be entertained for hours. Bring the dog along to meet new friends at many of the Raising Cane's Dog Park locations. If you like being on the water, you can rent canoes and kayaks at many of the lakes. And for all you nature lovers, you can hike miles and miles of conservation trails.

BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp
BREC's Perkins Road Community Park
What are you waiting for? Go have fun!

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Danielle Kelley, communications intern
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