Kids & Community

What is BREC on the Geaux?

BREC on the Geaux is a traveling recreation program designed to combat obesity by providing recreational activities in East Baton Rouge Parish’s socioeconomically deprived communities. The program is operated from colorful, 14 foot box trucks loaded with a variety of physically active equipment and games for all ages.
BREC on the Geaux is available during school holidays, school recess and afterschool activities, as well as, health related community events with priority given to events held in underserved communities. The Mobile Units may also be reserved for company events, birthday parties and family reunions held at BREC facilities or approved public locations.


Purpose:To provide fun, positive and structured physical recreation programming for children and adults who live in “play deserts”.

Goals

  • To increase the amount of time spent in physical activities among children living in economically challenged communities.
  • To provide access to safe physical recreation activity for children in locations without playgrounds.
  • To promote the future development and expansion of the Mobile Recreation Program.

Activities Include:

  • Cardio Hula Hoop
  • Gaga Pits
  • Jump Ropes
  • Trampolines
  • Slacklines
  • Scooter Carts
  • Jumbo Balls/Cage Balls/Hop Balls
  • Broad Jump
  • Medicine/Fitness Balls
  • Push Up Mats
  • Agility Ladders/Poles/Hurdles
  • Funky Moves
  • Giant Tunnels/Chambers
  • SNAG Golf
  • Stacking Buckets
  • Basketball/Rimball Goals
  • Tennis/Badminton/Volleyball
  • Soccer
And so much more!

Schedule

School Holiday Route

During the fall, winter, spring and summer breaks, BREC on the Geaux will make its way to over 30 local communities and parks to set up play, the BREC on the Geaux way! Be sure to check back here for upcoming holiday route schedules

Mobile Recess Program

During the school year, BREC on the Geaux visits various schools around the Parish during their recess hours to give students the opportunity to experience an active and enhanced mobile recess program. BREC on the Geaux works with grades Pre K through 5th each week. The curriculum is targeted to use fun and creative ways to encourage locomotive skills, peer tutoring and teambuilding activities with guided instruction.


After School Route

BREC on the Geaux visits various parks and EBR housing complexes across the Parish from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, providing active and fun activities to children that may not be a part of a structured after school program. The stops are chosen from the locations that are already on the “Out of School” routes for fall, spring and summer holidays.

Summer 2018 Schedule: JUNE 4-JULY 27
PURPLE TRUCK
TimeLocation
Monday
10:30 am – 11:30 amRenaissance Gateway Apartments, 70806
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmArdenwood Village, 70806
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmKolby Park, 70818
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmYatasi Drive Park, 70739
Tuesday
10:30 am – 11:30 amHartley/Vey Park at Gardere, 70820
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmBen Burge Park, 70810
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmCapital Square Apartments, 70802
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmMary J. Lands Park, 70802
Wednesday
10:30 am – 11:30 amBaringer Road Park, 70817
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmTams Drive Park, 70815
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmRed Oaks Park, 70815
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSaia Park, 70806
Thursday
10:30 am – 11:30 amHartley/Vey Park at Gardere, 70820
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmRoosevelt Street Park, 70802
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmDuane Street Apartments, 70802
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmRiver South Apartments, 70802


GOLD TRUCK
TimeLocation
Monday
10:30 am – 11:30 amCadillac Street Park, 70811
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmWillow Creek Townhomes, 70812
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmMaplewood Park, 70812
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmWest Brookstown Park, 70805
Tuesday
10:30 am – 11:30 amKelly Terrace Apartments, 70807
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmWood Plaza Apartments, 70807
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmMills Avenue Park, 70807
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmMonte Sano Village, 70805
Wednesday
10:30 am – 11:30 amZion Terrace Apartments, 70811
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmRio Drive Park, 70812
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmHowell Community Park, 70805
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmGus Young Park, 70802
Thursday
10:30 am – 11:30 amScotland Villa, 70807
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmElm Grove Gardens, 70807
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmClarksdale Apartments, 70807
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmMonte Sano Park, 70805
Friday
10:30 am – 11:30 amKelly Terrace Apartments, 70807
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmClarksdale Apartments, 70807
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmFortune Addition Park, 70811
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmKerr Warren Park, 70805

Event Rentals and Reservations

Reserve BREC on the Geaux for your neighborhood/school/church events, large festivals, company picnics, birthday parties or family gatherings. Private family events must be held at a BREC Park (facility/pavilion) to qualify.

Rental Fees
100 Participants$100 per hour (includes 2 staff)
More than 100 Participants$200 per hour (includes 3 or more staff & a larger selection of event equipment
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Out of Parish FeeAdditional 20% per hour

If you are interested in reserving BREC on the Geaux, download and review the Reservation Rental Agreement below.

Download the Reservation Rental Agreement here.

For more information about BREC on the Geaux, contact our program coordinator:
Michael King
225-272-9200 ext. 558
michael.king@brec.org

This program was made possible by the funding and support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana grant, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the BREC Foundation.
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