January 11, 2019
BREC is pleased to announce the launch of the master planning processes for the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park. Two nationally-acclaimed design consultants have been selected through a competitive bid process and kickoff meetings were held in late November 2018, allowing the consultants to gain a better understanding of the sites and scope of the projects.
January 8, 2019
Continuing steady progress on the implementation of the Imagine Your Parks 2 strategic plan, BREC invested more than $12-million on fourteen completed projects, and fifteen others in the planning phase, in 2018. Dozens of new amenities were introduced to parks throughout the parish with even more underway for the coming year to help residents of all ages play, discover and grow in their park system.
July 23, 2018
– BREC recently completed park renovations of Spain Street Neighborhood Park located at 2102 Spain Street. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held on Saturday, July 28 in partnership with Mid City Studio’s Coffee on the Porch. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the ceremony following at 10 a.m.
June 19, 2018
In the first step toward the creation of a reimagined Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, BREC is soliciting proposals from highly qualified and innovative design teams to develop a master plan for the 660-acre park.
March 20, 2018
Thursday, March 22, the BREC Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. at 6201 Florida Boulevard. The meeting will include a presentation from outside experts who have evaluated BREC’s Airline Highway Park as a feasible site for the Zoo.
August 14, 2017
BREC is excited to announce receipt of a federal grant valued at more than $3.7-million to construct a multi-use bike pedestrian trail connecting Downtown to North Baton Rouge.
July 17, 2017
BREC’s Planning and Engineering Department will hold an open house style planning meeting to discuss possible improvements to Bird Station Park at Gloryland Baptist Church.