The BREC Adult Leisure Department includes 17 centers offering a variety of leisure activities for the adults of East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding parishes. This department facilitates programming geared to help adults continue to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Every center offers a variety of activities including crafts, sewing, ceramics, card playing, games, quilting, exercise classes and painting. Facilities also offer more physical activities such as pickle ball, volleyball, badminton and chair aerobics. Social events such as tours, tea dances and luncheons.BREC offers diverse programs widely distributed throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. All centers have supervisors who implement programs, including a variety of exercise classes, community events, arts and crafts, sports, hospitality, learning topics, tours and holiday parties.
Upcoming Adult Leisure Tours
Portrait of Faith: Pope John Paul II in Life and Art
Thursday, May 9
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
$75 per person (includes lunch)
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BREC’s Athletics Department will hold registration for its’ fall adult softball leagues beginning August 23.
BREC Golf invites the current top 40 golfers in BREC’s Golfer of the Year standings to play for the annual BREC Player’s Championship.
Hearts and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program Farr Park Equestrian Center BREC We offer 4 six-week sessions a year. The first session starts on September 10th. Classes are on Monday evenings and we offer two class times; 4:30-5:30 and 6:00-7:00. There is room for up to 10 riders in each class. (I have 8 in the first class and 3 in the second as of today) The fee per 6 week session is $120.00 for In-Parish residents and $144.00 for Out of Parish residents). We have 2 or 3 instructors that teach the class, but depend on volunteers to help us make it happen. Ideally our volunteers would be available for the entire six-week session, for either 1 or both classes. Each rider needs 1 horse leader and 2 side walkers to ensure rider safety. They also help us prepare the horses for class. We prefer that volunteers be 16 or older and horse experience is appreciated, but not required. The disabilities presented by the riders vary greatly. We try to tailor the classes so they can each progress at their own pace, but generally, each class is split into a ½ hour of riding lesson (focused on a correct seat and aides as well as strength and balance) and a ½ hour of games. Our intention is to provide a social outlet and physical exercise for riders with special needs. We will be offering a volunteer training day before Hearts and Hooves starts this fall and I will let you know as soon as we have a date set. For those interested in volunteering—please fill out the attached application and either fax or email to Erin O’Neill. She will then complete your background check and when the results are received, will contact you directly for your badge picture and assign your placement within the program. The time sheet is for those volunteers who would like to receive a tax deduction (volunteer 30 hours or more) at the end of the year. Contact for Farr: Melissa Wood, Facility Manger, Farr Equestrian Park, BREC (225) 769-7805 firstname.lastname@example.org Contact for Volunteers: Erin O’Neill, Marketing and Publicity Manager, BREC (225) 272-9200 ext. 143 email@example.com