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Events

Sep
21
2017
Swamp Fine Art Show

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by nature. Each show will feature a different medium and unique theme. Artist receptions are held on the last day of each show where visitors can meet the artists to learn about the inspirations for their works.

Sep
22
2017
Swamp Fine Art Show

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by nature. Each show will feature a different medium and unique theme. Artist receptions are held on the last day of each show where visitors can meet the artists to learn about the inspirations for their works.

Sep
22
2017
Make it a Movie Night: Hook

Free, family-friendly indoor film series with concessions available for purchase. For more information visit theparktheatre.com.

Sep
22
2017
Summer's End Night Hike & Campfire: Zachary

A great way to say goodbye to summer and kick off the school year. Program includes a night hike with a BREC naturalist learning about local ecology and nocturnal animals, and includes activities and games. End the night around a campfire roasting marshmallows and learning local folklore.

Registration Deadline: 09/22/2017

Ages: 8+

Sep
23
2017
Swamp Fine Art Show

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by nature. Each show will feature a different medium and unique theme. Artist receptions are held on the last day of each show where visitors can meet the artists to learn about the inspirations for their works.

Sep
24
2017
Swamp Fine Art Show

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by nature. Each show will feature a different medium and unique theme. Artist receptions are held on the last day of each show where visitors can meet the artists to learn about the inspirations for their works.

Sep
24
2017
Kayak in Colors

Join us for our fourth annual Kayak in Colors, in partnership with Cancer Services Baton Rouge and the LSO Foundation. For a donation of $10 to Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, you can enjoy paddling a kayak, canoe or paddle board for 15 minutes.

Ages: 10+ to paddle solo

Sep
30
2017
Family Fun Fair

Enjoy a day with your family filled with activities for all ages and thrill levels. You will be able to participate in activities ranging from low impact yard games and crafts to a climbing wall, BMX track and more!

Sep
30
2017
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!

Oct
1
2017
Baton Rouge Bicentennial Sundays

In celebration of Baton Rouge’s 200th anniversary, free guided tours will be offered on the first Sunday of each month in 2017. Special programs of traditional crafts, informative lectures, and family activities are planned for each “First Free Sunday.”

Oct
5
2017
#BRECRocks: North Sherwood Forest

Participants will paint rocks to hide in a BREC park of their choice and help us kick off our #BRECROCKS ongoing activity. This nationwide trend of finding interesting painted rocks has hit Louisiana. It’s a scavenger hunt of rock-u-mental proportions!

Oct
12
2017
BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood

Come dressed in your Halloween attire and have loads of family fun at BREC parks during these events. The haunting excitement consists of carnival games, ghostly visitors, costume contests, haunted hikes ($3 per person) and much more. Food vendors will be on site for these events.

Oct
12
2017
BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood

Come dressed in your Halloween attire and have loads of family fun at BREC parks during these events. The haunting excitement consists of carnival games, ghostly visitors, costume contests, haunted hikes ($3 per person) and much more. Food vendors will be on site for these events.

Oct
13
2017
BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood

Come dressed in your Halloween attire and have loads of family fun at BREC parks during these events. The haunting excitement consists of carnival games, ghostly visitors, costume contests, haunted hikes ($3 per person) and much more. Food vendors will be on site for these events.

Oct
13
2017
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed specifically for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume.

Oct
13
2017
Make it a Movie Night: Paranorman

Free, family-friendly indoor film series with concessions available for purchase. For more information visit theparktheatre.com

Oct
15
2017
Guided Trail Ride

Enjoy a gentle ride through the 297 acre park on one of the BREC horses. This fun activity is perfect for families, groups and friends.

Ages: 6+

Oct
20
2017
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed specifically for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume.

Oct
20
2017
Trick & Treat Howl-O-Ween Party

Our howl-o-ween event for the dawgs! Get the costumes ready for our costume contest and visit with area animal organizations, shelters, partners and friends. L

Oct
21
2017
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Frenchtown

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: 10/20/2017

Ages: 6+ (or able to complete a two-mile hike without a stroller)

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