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Santa Road Show

Gather the entire family to experience the holidays the BREC way as Santa makes his stop at the Santa Road Show at Gus Young Park. Be sure to take memorable photos with Santa and enjoy free holiday themed games and activities.

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.

Sunshine Adult Day Services

This program offers recreational opportunities as a learning tool for daily living activities for adults with mental and developmental disabilities. This program bridges the gap between high school and the life after for these participants. Participants will learn how to become a part of their community, engaging in meaningful daily activities. The participants will have opportunities to take daily trips to volunteer sites to actively engage in their community.

Sunshine Social

Through partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer themed, monthly socials for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun.


Enrollment must be approved by tennis instructor. Indoor courts will be used in the event of inclement weather.

Swamp Art Show Field Day

Artists interested in participating in upcoming Swamp Art Show Series opportunities can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration for free.* Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies, we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces! Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Artists must check-in at the front desk to receive free admission. Artists are asked to provide their contact information and designate in which show(s) they are interested. This information is used to keep contact information current in our growing artist directory.

Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS), visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars optional but recommended. For information on other local birding activities and the Louisiana Bird Observatory, visit Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Audubon Society.

Swamp Dog Days

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “no pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets four days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.

Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for children ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held twice a month and themes change each class. Registration for each month begins on the first of the month prior.

T-Ball & Coaches Pitch Clinic

This program teaches participants the fundamentals of softball/baseball including fielding, throwing, running bases, and hitting. Children need to wear closed shoes that they can easily run in; no flip-flops, scandals, or clogs.

Table Tennis

Table tennis is a great way to stimulate mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. This makes it the perfect game for seniors! Table tennis also develops mental acuity, improves reflexes, is easy on the joints, burns calories, offers a social outlet, improves balance, and stimulates various parts of the brain.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an old Chinese form of exercise that integrates the body and mind to improve health, fitness and relaxation. Clinical studies have shown that the slow circular flowing movement enhance muscular strength, flexibility and stamina while improving balance and posture . Come join us for this interesting and unique form of exercises that can be practiced throughout life.

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