PRESCRIBED BURN NOTICE: Prescribed or controlled burn to take place at Howell Community Park tentatively starting Thursday, January 19, 2023 depending on the weather Please do not report incidents of smoke or fire in Howell Community Park. The burn has been approved by the local fire department. Click here to learn more about prescribed burns

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Science and Nature Programs & Events

Jan
28
2023
Adult Astronomy Courses

Seasoned skygazers teach you how to focus, magnify and gauge transparency while using binoculars, telescopes and more. Get the most out of your skygazing investment or gift, so that you too can unlock wonderous views of the Heavens. Jan. 7: Learn Your Binoculars Jan. 28: Learn your Telescope 3:30-7:30 p.m. $15 for EBR Parish residents $18 for out-of-parish residents More info: hrpo.lsu.edu Registration deadline: Jan. 4 + Jan. 25

Ages: 18+

Jan
31
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
1
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
2
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
3
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
4
2023
Bluebonnet Forest Planting Volunteer Project

We are working to eradicate a non-native plant from Bluebonnet Swamp Conservation Area and we need your help to plant native trees and shrubs to keep the invasive plants from coming back. This project will require digging with a shovel and potentially carrying heavy plants around. To register: volunteer.brec.org

Ages: 16+

Feb
7
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
8
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
9
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
10
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
10
2023
Swamp Flashlight Night

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Night! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters throughout the event. Enjoy a self-guided leisurely night hike with your family and friends or join a guided hike for an additional fee; space is limited so registration in advance is preferred. The swamp trails can be really dark at night, so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Closed-toe shoes and insect repellant are recommended. Please note that admission to the trails ends at 8:15 p.m. General Admission Fees Apply Guided Hike $5 (Ages 3+) Registration required for Guided Hike

Ages: all ages

Feb
11
2023
Plus Night

Get something extra beyond standard viewing: sky tours, physical science demos, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast. Each Plus Night has a unique theme, make sure to check out our website for theme details. Jan. 14 + Feb. 11 + March 25 + May 13 / 7-10 p.m.

Ages: all ages

Feb
14
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
15
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
16
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
17
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
21
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
22
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
23
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
24
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

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