- Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
- Basketball - Indoor Court
- Basketball - Outdoor Court
- Disc Golf Course
- Nature Trails
- Greenway/Connectivity Trail
This park is part of the interstate system, which the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has leased to BREC for use as a park.
The Southern Bluffs Greenway Art Walk on the Scotlandville Parkway was proudly funded through a grant program through AARP Louisiana and in partnership with the Southern University Archives at the John B. Cade Library. The Southern Bluffs Art Walk is made up of five stops along the Scotlandville Parkway Greenway Trail. Each stop has a unique interpretative art piece that explores the history and culture of Southern University’s presence in the Scotlandville Community. BREC has been working with community leaders, organizations and stakeholders on the revitalization of the Scotlandville Parkway Corridor as part of the Scotlandville Parkway Masterplan.
The Southern Bluffs Art Walk's five locations include; Badley Road, Finch St., and Wilbur St. all under I 110, and at the intersection of Wilbur and Andover Street. The public artwork, along with parkway wayfinding and map signage have been possible through the AARP Community Challenge Grant. Artwork was created in collaboration with the John B. Cade Library and Archives at Southern University and A&M College.
The Scotlandville Parkway was built in the 1970-80s and is a tremendous asset that has been managed by BREC for decades. The 2020 East Baton Rouge Parish Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan prioritized the restoration of the Scotlandville Parkway, identifying its potential as a safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian route. BREC, also recognizing the need to upgrade the parkway’s recreational amenities, is spearheading the development of the Scotlandville Parkway Master Plan with assistance from Healthy BR, Community Against Drugs and Violence (CADAV), Front Yard Bikes, Bike Baton Rouge, and Scotland Saturdays to gather public input. The restoration/ redesign of the parkway will utilize public input to generate a master plan that prioritizes the current needs and desires of the community.
The Scotlandville Parkway master planning process will include assessing and evaluating the existing trail routes, bridges, park amenities, structures, and environmental attributes. Information gathered from public surveys and feedback will help us identify amenities to include in the large park area between Airline Highway and Harding Boulevard as well as the smaller “pocket parks” along the entire 3-mile parkway route.
Did you know?
- The Scotlandville Parkway is made up of over 100 acres of park land. 134 acres to be exact!
- From start to finish the parkway route is 3 miles long. There are 8 total miles of trails!
- Along the 3-mile parkway route there are many recreational amenities including basketball, tennis, and disc golf.
- The parkway was first designed and built during the 1970s and it was designated a national recreational trail in the 1980s.
- The parkway is located in the interstate 110 right-of-way. The goal of the parkway was to minimize the interstate impact on the community and provide recreational opportunities such as walking and biking.
- BREC, with community partners, are collecting input on how best to restore and upgrade the parkway. This process is called the Scotlandville Parkway Master Plan.
Scotlandville Heart Trail
A 2.5 mile walking trail designed to offer you a guided tour through the beautiful Scotlandville neighborhood, all while promoting a healthier heart lifestyle. Simply follow the hundreds of unique heart shaped art pieces created by local students and artists to find your way!
Download Heart Trail Map