Kids & Community

One of BREC's main focuses is to develop progamming that helps families and children stay active outdoors. Join a class as a family or attend one of our many community events for a day of family fun. Check out our camps in the summer and on school holidays, which aim to keep children active while they are away from school. Also during the summer months, families can enjoy several swimming pools and the Liberty Lagoon Aquatic Center.

Upcoming Events

Choose one of the categories below to see upcoming events or check out the calendar below to see all Kids & Family events.

Community Events



Health & Wellness


Kids & Family Facilities

Want to learn more about our Kids & Family facilities? Follow the links below to learn more and see what programs and events are happening there.


Neighborhood Parks


Upcoming Kids & Community Events

Waves of Valor

Join us for a free event for military veterans, active duty service members and first responders.

Flashlight Night at the Swamp

Experience Bluebonnet Swamp after the sun goes down and the night life comes out to play. Park gates remain open on these special nights until 9 pm to allow visitors to explore the trails, enjoy live animal encounters and view a nature film. No registration is necessary.

Movie in the Park: The Wild Life

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join BREC for a family movie (Rated PG and below) under the stars. Enjoy popcorn, as well as other concessions for purchase.

Duck Duck Goose Day

This event gives visitors a first-hand look at waterfowl decoy carving, an art form firmly rooted in Louisiana's rich cultural heritage, by featuring some of the region's oldest and rarest decoys displayed by carvers and collectors from all over the deep South.

Recent Kids & Community News

  • New Amenities Make a Splash at BREC’s Liberty Lagoon

    BREC recently completed construction of new amenities and an expansion at Liberty Lagoon Waterpark located at 111 Lobdell Avenue. In celebration of the new amenities, BREC held an invitation-only ribbon cutting that took place on the morning of Saturday, April 22.

  • BREC Hosts Community Egg Hunts

    – Hop into the holiday season with BREC’s Community Egg Hunts at various parks. Gather up the family for these community egg hunts filled with family fun for all ages.

  • BREC Christmas Holiday Operating Hours

  • CAAWS to host 23rd Annual Santa CAAWS fundraiser with BREC at new location

    The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, the first animal welfare organization in Baton Rouge founded in 1979, is hosting its 23rd Annual Santa CAAWS fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 6, at BREC’s Perkins Road Community Park located at 7122 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Bring your kids, friends, family and pets. to have their picture taken with Santa!

  • BREC to Host Juneteenth Celebrations

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will host two Juneteenth celebrations at Howell Place Gym and Gus Young Park. Both events will include food, games and music and are free and open to the public.

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