Park Improvements

Park Planning

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Knock Knock! Who's There? You're There!...at BREC and Knock Knock Museum’s Facility Planning Meeting

Planners from the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) and the Knock Knock Children's Museum are gathering our fun-loving public for an open house to be held Tuesday, February 7, 4-7 p.m.  at BREC's administrative offices at 6201 Florida Boulevard. Moms and dads, teachers and early education advocates are encouraged to attend to help plan the future "best-in-class" children's museum.

The Knock Knock Museum will be located on the hill nearest I-10 west bound in City-Brooks Community Park. The 30,000 square foot building will feature 12-15 exhibits. Knock Knock Children's Museum's exhibits will deliver extraordinary learning experiences through child-directed play, inspire and promote young children's intellectual curiosity, develop creativity and self-expression educational opportunity, emphasize early literacy development and connect families and community through play.

The children's museum is a collaborative project between Knock Knock Children's Museum and BREC. Their architects, Cambridge Seven and Associates (C7A) from Boston and the local team of Remson Haley Herpin Architects, will help to get advice from the public. Then, the team of planners will work to build a museum that will connect play with education for children from birth to eight years old. C7A has worked on the Boston Children's Museum, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Children's Museum of Arkansas and others.

For more information about the project, call 225-273-6405 or visit KnockKnockMuseum.org.

It is BREC's mission to provide quality recreation and park facilities and programs for all residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.

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