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  • BREC to Break Ground at Greenwood Community Park and Baton Rouge Zoo

    December 6, 2020

    BREC is hosting the long-awaited groundbreaking. for Phase I improvements of its Greenwood Community Park and Baton Rouge Zoo on Tuesday, December 8, at 10 am.

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  • BREC Hosts Family Friendly Holiday Events Throughout the Parish

    December 3, 2020

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will host a variety of family friendly holiday events throughout the parish. Participants of all events below should be prepared to observe social distancing regulations for the safety and security of all patrons.

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  • BREC Facilities to Close Friday, October 9 as Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall

    October 8, 2020

    As Hurricane Delta moves close to making landfall along the southwest Louisiana/coast, all BREC facilities will remain closed Friday, October 9. The BREC leadership team will keep a close eye on the weather and anticipates reopening some parks and facilities on Saturday, October 10 depending on the impacts of the storm.

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  • BREC Hosts Family Friendly Halloween Events

    October 1, 2020

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will host several Halloween events throughout the month of October at various parks and facilities throughout the parish. These events will be safe spaces for children and families to enjoy holiday themed activities and treats.

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  • BREC Announces Modifications to COVID-19 Restrictions as State Enters Phase Three of Reopening Plan

    September 18, 2020

    After the announcement by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards that Louisiana is now in phase three of its reopening plan, BREC is modifying COVID-19 restrictions put in place since the pandemic began in March. Effective immediately, dog parks will resume regular scheduled hours opening from sunrise to sunset

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  • BREC Mourns the Death of the Longest Serving Superintendent in its History

    August 28, 2020

    For 42 years, the name Eugene A. Young was synonymous with BREC as he was the longest serving Superintendent in the agency’s history. Young retired in 2003 ending a 57-year career in the recreation and parks industry which began when he worked for recreation departments in Austin, Texas and Bloomington, Indiana while in college.

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  • BREC Gives Notice Regarding Public Hearing

    August 19, 2020

    BREC will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at its administrative building in the board room of the BREC Commission located at 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana as shown in the notice below.
    The public hearing will be held to consider adopting an ordinance rolling forward millage rates to ensure BREC can continue to collect property taxes at the rate approved by voters. BREC’s current maximum millage, as approved by the voters at the ballot, is 14.463.?If BREC rolls forward its millages in September, it will result in an additional $3,594,820 for the park system.

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