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Events

Sep
21
2018
Summer's End Night Hike and Campfire: Frenchtown

Join us for a night in September for a great way to say goodbye to summer and kick-off the school year. Program will include a night hike with a BREC naturalist learning about local ecology and nocturnal animals and will include activities and games.

Ages: 8+

Sep
22
2018
Ride N' Roll

We celebrate the birthday of Perkins Road Extreme Sports each year with our Ride n’ Roll event! Come celebrate all that is EXTREME SPORTS with skateboarding, BMX, rock climbing and more.

Sep
29
2018
NASA 60th Anniversary Party

Though NASA doesn’t fund HRPO, the data and resources it provides are invaluable to our mission. Everyone has a favorite NASA moment. We’ll relive them all, and look to our country’s future of living in space! For all ages. No admission fee. Drinks and refreshments.

Sep
30
2018
Saia Multicultural Bash

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of meeting and greeting your neighbors, while participating in a host of family games, and watching performances by members of the local community.

Oct
6
2018
Revive Your Mind Hike

Forest bathing, Nature Rx, Ecotherapy, Green Peace…it’s been called many things but the message is the same, NATURE is good for you! If life has you spinning and you feel out of balance this is the hike for you.

Ages: 13+

Oct
7
2018
First Free Sundays

Bring family and friends to enjoy history during Magnolia Mound’s First Free Sundays. Guided tours present a special insight into early Louisiana history and culture.

Oct
11
2018
BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood

Fly over on a broom or float like a ghost, just don’t be tardy to the party! All ages, come dressed in your costume of choice, and be prepared to load up on ghouls of fun and recreational experiences

Oct
12
2018
BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood

Fly over on a broom or float like a ghost, just don’t be tardy to the party! All ages, come dressed in your costume of choice, and be prepared to load up on ghouls of fun and recreational experiences

Oct
12
2018
BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood

Fly over on a broom or float like a ghost, just don’t be tardy to the party! All ages, come dressed in your costume of choice, and be prepared to load up on ghouls of fun and recreational experiences

Oct
12
2018
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children as an alternative to teen and adult-centric commercial haunted houses. Spooky Storytime and make-and-take crafts are offered in the Education Building. Trek through the Swamp Graveyard Maze to get to our Crazy Carnival Games and face-painting station.

Oct
12
2018
Make it a Movie Night: An American Tail

Enjoy comfortable indoor theater seating during our monthly free film series. Concessions are available for purchase. No outside food or drinks.

Oct
13
2018
Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo

Grab your fishing pole and head to Howell Community Park to GEAUX FISHING! BREC Conservation brings you a fun way to spend your weekend. We will be stocking the pond with adult channel catfish to ensure you have plenty of catch to parade around.

Registration Deadline: 10/11/2018

Oct
19
2018
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children as an alternative to teen and adult-centric commercial haunted houses. Spooky Storytime and make-and-take crafts are offered in the Education Building. Trek through the Swamp Graveyard Maze to get to our Crazy Carnival Games and face-painting station.

Oct
19
2018
Trick & Treat

Bring the dog and the entire family to this dog-friendly Trick or Treat event. Local pet organizations will be in attendance distributing valuable information, candy for the kiddos and treats for the dogs. Dress up your dog for the Best Costume Contest as well!

Oct
19
2018
Halloween Adult Tennis Mixer

Celebrate Halloween and dress up with your friends for an evening of round robin tennis. Costumes are encouraged – prizes will be awarded.

Registration Deadline: 10/16/2018

Ages: 18+

Oct
20
2018
Woods Walk Hiking Series

Have you ever walked through a BREC park and wondered what type of trees you were looking at or what kind of animals live there? If so, now you can pick the brain of a BREC naturalist while enjoying a hike in one of BREC’s Conservation Areas.

Registration Deadline: 10/19/2018

Ages: 6+

Oct
20
2018
Open House & Student Horse Show

You’re invited to Farr Park’s Open House event! Enjoy free activities including a petting zoo, concessions, games, prizes, barn tours, hay rides and riding demonstrations. Make sure to stick around as our riding students compete in both English and Western classes.

Oct
20
2018
Tea Dance Special Theme Party

The Tea Dance is BREC’s most popular program for seniors. Each week you will enjoy live entertainment, lite refreshments and plenty of dancing as you meet new friends and catch up with familiar faces.

Oct
20
2018
Spooky Spectrum

Come visit, if you dare, as HRPO’s ninth annual family-friendly tribute to the bizarre and freakish takes place. We’ll delve into the eerie side of astronomy, physics and aeronautics with creepy science demonstrations, some of which we've never used. And don't forget the campfire stories.

Ages: 6+

Oct
25
2018
Pumpkin Paddle Parade

Get in the Halloween spirit by paddling in the dark along the shoreline of the University Lakes or watching the light show from the beach! For this fourth annual event, participants bring a voluntary contribution of nonperishable goods for the Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Ages: 12+

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