North Sherwood Forest Community Park
133.18 Acres - This park is located in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish before you reach the City of Central. North Sherwood Forest Community Park serves a larger geographic area than a neighborhood park and is designed to engage the entire family for a whole day. Higher levels of maintenance, security, and recreational opportunities are offered at community parks. The site is on the old Federal Sharp Station Depot used during World War II. Over the years, the federal government has released the land at different times to BREC for use as a park. Today, some of the land is still owned and managed by the federal government.
Parts of this park are currently undergoing construction. To learn more about the project and see the expected completion date, click the button below.
Indoor, Air-conditioned Walking Track
This track is 0.15 miles and is free for users.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BREC offers a full line of fitness equipment in three fitness centers throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. We have monthly memberships available, with NO contract to sign! Click here to learn more about BREC fitness centers.
Party or Meeting Rental rooms
Rent them for your next civic group meeting, birthday party, or baby and wedding shower. Inquire at the office for availability and rental rates.
The Virtual Park
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: Open for rentals only
Sunday: Open for rentals only
This park is the newest, most modern type of recreation facility in the Baton Rouge area. The Virtual Park is a state-of-the-art exergaming facility that offers fun and fitness for all ages. Exergaming is the act of physical movement through technology. Patrons will enjoy climbing, snowboarding, cycling, dancing and exercising through video games. Birthday party and group rentals are available. Please call the North Sherwood office for more information, rates or to book a party.
Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset
Visit the 3 acre lake with a valid Louisiana fishing permit. Bank fishing only, no motorized boats.
Click here to learn more about fishing at this park.
Pavilion Rental Information
North Sherwood Forest Community Park has one pavilion available to rent. The pavilion size is 25’ x 40’ with 8 tables and a capacity of 65. For more information about renting this pavilion, visit the Pavilion Rentals Page.
- Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Unlighted)
- Fitness Centers
- Outdoor Fitness Station
- Recreation Center
- Spray Pad
- Tennis Court (Lighted)
- Walking Track/Loop – Indoor
- Walking Track/Loop – Outdoor
For more information about this park, please contact:
Upcoming Programs & Events
Kids Marathon Month
New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults. Kids, it’s time to get fit and have fun by completing a marathon at your own pace. Youth have the month of January to complete 26.2 miles and earn a finisher’s medal. Use the indoor track to measure daily distances and log your miles with our staff.
Dominoes: North Sherwood
This program will take you back to your youth as you relearn the basics of dominoes. Test your skills against friends and family.
Table Tennis: North Sherwood
Table tennis is a wonderful way to stimulate mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. This makes it the perfect game for seniors!
Forever Young Exercise
This class emphasizes low impact moves for cardiovascular conditioning as well as muscular endurance and overall toning.
3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
Daily, sunrise to sunset
Mon-Thurs: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.