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Pickleball: Highland

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball: Kathy Drive

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball: Plank Road

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Pool Time

BREC provided a rectangular cloth-covered table with raised cushioned edges, for neighborhood pool players.

Positive Teens: Belfair

This program is designed to cultivate and empower teens to become community leaders. Participants will learn job development skills, such as how to apply for a job, interview skills and other skills that can assist them in becoming productive citizens when they graduate from high school.

Positive Teens: Mills Ave

This program is designed to cultivate and empower teens to become community leaders. Participants will learn job development skills, such as how to apply for a job, interview skills and other skills that can assist them in becoming productive citizens when they graduate from high school.

Positive Teens: Saia

This program is designed to cultivate and empower teens to become community leaders. Participants will learn job development skills, such as how to apply for a job, interview skills and other skills that can assist them in becoming productive citizens when they graduate from high school.

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. Dress in a costume and add some lighting to your watercraft! Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated boats in various divisions. Bring your own vessel or rent one from the LSU URec or Outdoor Adventure (with advance notice).

Red Ball Tennis

Introduction to tennis. Indoor courts will be used in the event of inclement weather. Walk-ins accepted.

Reindeer Ride

Welcome the holiday season with a unique nighttime family bike ride. Ride up the levy from Farr Park campground to downtown Baton Rouge to be a part of Baton Rouge’s Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration. Participants will leave the levy trail head and join in a colorful bike parade through the downtown area, participate in the many fun activities and return together.

Rockstar Popstar

It’s time to party like a Rockstar! Staff and children will discover new lyrics and dance moves popular to our world today. All songs chosen will be age appropriate and there will be a concert every Fourth Monday. This class will be ongoing for three months with no need for pre-registration, just join us at the center! Register at each facility by filling out a BREC Registration Card with each participant’s household information. Guardian/Parent signature required for ages 12 and younger.

Saturday Camp

Every Saturday, community youth participate in a series of planned activities that can enhance their social, academic, cultural arts and critical thinking skills while having lots of fun. This free program, offered in partnership with the YMCA and Abounding Love Ministries, operates from Sept. 15, 2018 to May 24, 2019

Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.

Senior Social

Come socialize with your peers, while you create arts and craft projects each week

Show Up and Play - Intermediate Adult Round Robin

Just pay court fees. No registration required.

Silver Spokes

Join us for this exciting senior biking program. We offer seniors a chance to maintain their fitness, lift their spirits and enjoy a social experience with others as they ride special designed cruisers or three-wheeled trike bikes, in our community parks and trail ways. The Program is free if you bring your own bike. You can pre-register for this monthly program. Sponsors: Subaru of Baton Rouge

Solar Viewing

Weather permitting on selected Saturdays, HRPO staff shows the Sun in three manners—projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. With these techniques visitors can see any sizable sunspots or flares occurring. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.

Strokes, Strategy, & Play for Adult Intermediates

This four-week program reinforces stroke development, conditioning, and strategies for adult intermediate players.

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.

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