Parks in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge’s parks and recreation program offers a broad array of activities for residents and visitors alike, ranging from championship-style golf venues like Santa Maria and Beaver Creek to a variety of extreme sports options. BREC has more than 180 parks, including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in the region; including a state-of-the-art observatory, a swamp nature center and conservation areas, a performing arts theatre, an equestrian park, an art gallery, an arboretum, an accredited zoo, six golf courses and an extreme sports park with a 30,000-foot concrete skate park, rock-climbing wall, BMX track and velodrome. Since 2004, BREC has constructed 12 community parks, five dog parks, a family-sized Aquatics Center, a growing trails system, fishing ponds, larger playgrounds and procured two mobile recreation units.