Kids & Community

BREC's Holiday Gift Guide

Baton Rouge Gallery

1515 Dalrymple Dr.
For the art lover, Baton Rouge Gallery offers:

  • "The Art & Artists of Baton Rouge Gallery" book - $40
  • Baton Rouge Gallery New Logo T-shirt - $15
  • Baton Rouge Gallery Porcelain Mug - $10

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Join Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and enjoy free admission for an entire year! Membership is your year-long pass to adventure - enjoy special benefits, members' only events, newsletters and exhibit sneak peeks.

Have you ever wanted to be a monkey's uncle, or to tuck an ostrich under your wing? With our Adopt-an-Animal program, you can be a parent and more to any of the animals at the Baton Rouge Zoo! Your donation not only allows you special benefits that only our adoptive parents enjoy, but also helps our animals. All proceeds from the Adopt-an-Animal program benefit your Baton Rouge Zoo and our commitment to various conservation efforts.

Or you can always stop by the Safari Post gift shop to get the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. From stuffed animals to mugs and more, visit the Zoo today!

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway

The Bee Hive Gift Shop is buzzing with nature-inspired items, including plush animal toys (snakes, raccoons, birds), fun and interactive educational toys, children's binoculars, books, and even magic t-shirts that change color in the sun! All-time favorite carved animal wooden walking sticks and canes are still in stock. For the sweeter side of life, the gift shop also sells locally made honey. Keep an eye out for our first ever post card collection and calendar, boasting the beautiful photography of Swamp Volunteer, John Hartgerink!

Extreme Sports

7122 Perkins Road


BREC's Rock Wall Annual Membership
Get your 2016 ANNUAL Rock Wall Membership for $200. Unlimited climbing at BREC's Rock Wall during operating hours AND access to our exclusive, Member Monday, offered every Monday (weather permitting) from 4pm-9pm. Purchase your Rock Wall Annual Pass on-site at the Rock Wall during operating hours. Offer expires December 30, 2016.

Highland Road Park Observatory

13800 Highland Road

HRPO’s Best Little Store in the Universe has a variety of low- to moderate-cost items perfect as gifts to the space enthusiast.
Prices with tax range from $1.00 to $24.25.

Magnolia Mound Plantation

This Holiday Season Magnolia Mound Gift Shop has something for everyone on your gift list. The gift shop features unique gifts made by local Louisiana Artisans, as well as toys, ornaments, books, candles, totes and winter scarves.

Outdoor Adventure

Explore Greenwood Community Park's 18-acre lake in a kayak or stand up paddle boat (SUP), available for rent at the Waterfront building.
Hours of Operation:

April-October 1st (Peak Season)
Tuesday-Friday: 3-6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: noon-6 p.m.

October-March (Off Season)
Saturday and Sunday: noon-5 p.m.

Rentals are available by appointment only during the Off Season with a minimum of 10 days advance notice, and a minimum of 14 participants. Available from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only. All boats must be off the water by dark for safety reasons. "Dark" is relative to the seasons.

Kayak/Canoe/Stand Up Paddle Board: $5 /hour/single rider
Kayak/Canoe: $7 per boat/hour/tandem rider
Group Rates Available. For information, call 225-620-0500.

Greenwood Community Park Boat Rentals
Hours of Operation:

April-October 1 (peak season)
Tues-Fri, 3-6 p.m.
Sat, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sun, noon-6 p.m.

October 1- March (winter season)
Saturday and Sunday noon – 5 p.m.


Kayak: $5 per hour
Canoe: $5 per hour


For the tennis lover, BREC offers private tennis lessons and group tennis lessons for children and adults. Each of the five BREC Tennis centers below offers a wide variety of tennis merchandise including racquets, balls, grips, hats, bags, string, and more. Each tennis pro shop also offers gift cards, which patrons can use for all of the above, court fees and ball machine rentals.

Capital One Tennis Center at City-Brooks Community Park
1515 Dalrymple Drive

Forest Community Park Tennis Center
13900 S. Harrell's Ferry Road

Highland Road Community Park Tennis Center
14024 Highland Road

Independence Community Park Tennis Center
7505 Independence Blvd.

Greenwood Community Park Tennis Center
13350 Hwy. 19, Baker

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