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Jul
20
2019
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Party

As our country prepares to return Americans to the Moon—and then on to Mars—we celebrate the climax of the program that crossed a threshold for mankind.

Aug
8
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Aug
9
2019
Swamp Flashlight Night

Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights!

Aug
12
2019
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are one of the major meteor showers of the year. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers!” It is important that visitors come inside the building to receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets.

Aug
13
2019
Zoo & Me Morning

Exciting activities including a train ride, animal encounters, art projects, "Zooper" snacks and many other hands-on projects that you and your child can enjoy together.

Registration Deadline: 08/12/2019

Ages: 3-5

Aug
17
2019
Duck Duck Goose Day

Fly over to Bluebonnet Swamp for some end-of-summer family fun.

Ages: All ages

Aug
22
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Aug
24
2019
Zoo Run Run

Run like a cheetah to our annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Kids' Fun Run!

Sep
5
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Sep
19
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Oct
3
2019
SUP 101

SUP bruh? We’re stoked to be offering this SUP 101 course at Wampold Park. So come hang with us as we take our stand up paddle boards out on the LSU Lakes.

Ages: 12+

Oct
6
2019
Paddle Away

A paddling program for intermediate to experienced paddlers. Come check out and test the waters with us at the beautiful Bayou Manchac while enjoying a morning out on the water with BREC staff and Paddle BR.

Ages: 12+

Oct
19
2019
Great Family Campout

Grab a tent and enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s’more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed in a beautiful BREC park! Outdoor Adventure activities, hiking, inflatables, and more will run from 4p.m. to dark. Food is provided and no camping experience required.

Oct
24
2019
Pumpkin Paddle Parade

Get into the Halloween spirit with our Pumpkin Paddle Parade, a exciting competion of “float” decorating! You design and decorate a canoe, kayak or paddleboard in Halloween décor, and then parade in front of our judges for the chance to win fabulous prizes!

Ages: 12+

Nov
9
2019
Cowboy Camp Out

Do you enjoy camping in the great outdoors, riding horses, and exploring the world around you? If you answered yes, then we have your next great adventure! Join us as we explore Farr Park overnight by horseback, foot and bike!

Dec
6
2019
Reindeer Ride

Welcome the holiday season with a unique nighttime family bike ride. We will ride up the levee from Farr Park campground to downtown Baton Rouge for Baton Rouge’s Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration. Participants will leave the levee trail head and join in a colorful bike parade through the downtown area, partake in the holiday festivities, then return to Farr Park together. What better way to start the holiday season than with this event!

Ages: 8+

Dec
8
2019
Expedition Paddle: Bayou LaFourche

If you are ready to put your paddling skills to the test, then this adventure is the experience for you!

Registration Deadline: 12/05/2019

Ages: 12+

 
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