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Fit & Fearless

Fit and Fearless is a strength and toning exercise program specifically designed for cancer survivors in partnership with Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.

Flashlight Night at the Swamp

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Flashlight Nights! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters and running special nature films. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends. Trail access ends at 8:15 p.m. The swamp trails can be really dark at night, so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Close-toed shoes and insect repellant are recommended.

Forest Park Junior Tennis Academy

A continuous, year-round program offering both developmental and high-performance sessions. Academy Director Eric Street

Forever Young Cardio

This class emphasizes low impact moves for cardiovascular conditioning as well as muscular endurance and overall toning.

Fresh Kids Cooking Team

This program offers hands-on, community-based cooking and nutrition education that is designed for chefs to teach students practical culinary skills.

FrogWatch USA™ Training

RIBBIT RIBBIT! Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. With many amphibian populations in decline worldwide, citizens can help provide valuable data useful in monitoring their nearby populations. FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program that’s great for families, students and scout groups ages 12 and up – and it’s free for registered participants! This training will be held at Bluebonnet Swamp’s Education Building. Additional training sessions may be scheduled at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. For more information about FrogWatch, visit www.aza.org/frogwatch. All participants will receive information packets and frog call audio CDs. Additional program activities may follow the two-hour training. Stick around for more amphibian fun – bring a snack if you’d like!

Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo

Grab your fishing pole and GEAUX FISHING! We will be stocking the pond with adult channel catfish to ensure you have plenty of catch to parade around. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the day outside with the family. This event is weather dependent. Please register in advance by filling out the form at brec.org/geauxfish. Registration the morning of will also be available.

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers of the year—the only one caused by an asteroid. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers”! It is important that visitors enter the main building to sign in and receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets. HRPO is the only BREC property on which the public is allowed for viewing this event.

Genexis League Prep Program for Adult Beginners

This program is for adult beginner players who want to improve their tennis skills in preparation to play league tennis. Monthly and weekly rates are offered.

Gingerbread House Decorating: Highland

While you are gearing up for your holiday shopping, bring the family in for this creative night of fun to get them in the spirit too! Nothing is more symbolic of the holidays than a gingerbread house, decorated by you and your kids using their imagination to decorate with all sorts of candy and icing. We’ll walk you and yours through this creation step by step, starting with four walls, a roof and then before you know it - your very own holiday creation! There will be lots of different icings, candies and other treats to choose from so bring your imagination! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gingerbread House Decorating: Plank Rd

While you are gearing up for your holiday shopping, bring the family in for this creative night of fun to get them in the spirit too! Nothing is more symbolic of the holidays than a gingerbread house, decorated by you and your kids using their imagination to decorate with all sorts of candy and icing. We’ll walk you and yours through this creation step by step, starting with four walls, a roof and then before you know it - your very own holiday creation! There will be lots of different icings, candies and other treats to choose from so bring your imagination! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Girl Scouts Painting Badge – Louisiana Style

For Brownies or second and third graders. Girl Scouts will paint and create a moody wetland landscape mural using unexpected techniques (no brushes allowed) culminating in the creation of a 3D alligator.

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. Sponsored by: Subaru of Baton Rouge

Group Games: Antioch

Are you looking for fun and fellowship with people in your age group? Join us for Group Games where you’ll interact with other seniors and compete in games of Dominoes, Uno, Scrabble and many other fun and challenging games.

Group Games: Gus Young

Are you looking for fun and fellowship with people in your age group? Join us for Group Games where you’ll interact with other seniors and compete in games of Dominoes, Uno, Scrabble and many other fun and challenging games.

Guardian & Me Archery: Womack

Want to explore archery? Learning something alone is never as fun as when doing it with a friend. Bring a friend to this one-day introduction class to the skills of archery. Come enjoy the fun that comes with shooting a bow and arrow, and let us help you get on target! We welcome both adults and youth. BREC will provide all equipment necessary. Sponsored by Subaru of Baton Rouge

Guided Trail Rides

BREC's Farr Park Equestrian center is proud to offer guided trail rides on select Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a one-hour gentle ride through the park or in the indoor arena on one of the BREC horses. This fun activity is perfect for families, groups and friends. Trail rides are by appointment only.

Guitar

This course is designed for students in a group setting with no previous guitar experience. Students will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar at a beginning level and will learn many of the different styles, skills and techniques required to become a successful guitarist. Weekly, one-on-one instruction. Program will run from Sept. 2018 ending with a recital May 2019 to showcase what you have learned.

Halloween Boo Bash

Come dressed in your costumes for this entertaining Halloween experience. Enjoy the holiday themed recreational games and tour the Haunted House if you dare. Sponsored by Martin Luther King Center, Councilman LaMont Cole

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