June 1, 2018
The 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature recently concluded and, as many in the public are
aware, BREC was the target of several bills and resolutions – many of which were focused on continuing
public discourse regarding the future of the Baton Rouge Zoo, even after our BREC Commission voted
unanimously to keep the Zoo at its current location.
May 23, 2018
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Mon., May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday.
May 12, 2018
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce BREC is once again a finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
May 11, 2018
BREC and the Community Wide Inclusive Network Committee will host Inclusive Colors on Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Zachary Community Park.
May 1, 2018
BREC has recently completed Phase 1 renovations of the Independence Botanical Gardens located at 7950 Independence Boulevard. A grand opening celebration is being held Saturday, May 12 with the ribbon cutting beginning at 10 a.m. near the lawn garden.
April 2, 2018
BREC recently completed construction of the first phase of a major expansion of Howell Community Park, located at 5509 Winbourne Avenue. A grand opening celebration is being held Thursday, April 5 with the ribbon cutting beginning at 4 p.m. near the new play area located off East Brookstown Drive.
March 21, 2018
Yesterday’s news conference held at Greenwood Community Park regarding BREC’s proposal for a more visible and sustainable location for the Baton Rouge Zoo included several incorrect statements made by speakers that BREC would like to correct.