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  • BREC Announced as Finalist for the 2022 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

    May 13, 2022

    The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce BREC as a finalist for the 2022 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Musco Lighting, LLC is proud to continue sponsoring the Gold Medal Awards program as it has for more than 20 years.

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  • BREC Begins Summer Camp Registration

    February 18, 2022

    BREC offers online summer camp registration for East Baton Rouge Parish residents beginning Saturday, March 5 at 9 a.m. and on Tuesday, March 15 during regular facility hours of operation for out-of-parish residents.

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  • BREC Announces New Zoo Director

    February 15, 2022

    BREC is proud to announce that after a five-month national search, Jim Fleshman has been named the fourth Zoo Director in BREC’s history. Fleshman has worked alongside Phil Frost for the past three years, playing an integral role in the development of the Zoo’s master plan, strategic plan and business plan which is guiding the largest construction project in BREC’s history to reimagine the 51-year-old facility.

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  • Prescribed Burn Taking Place at Howell Community Park

    February 1, 2022

    Prescribed or controlled burn to take place at Howell Community Park on Saturday, February 12

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  • BREC Receives Unmodified Audit for 2020 Financial Statements

    November 3, 2021

    BREC’s external auditor, Postlethwaite & Netterville, has submitted an unmodified opinion, the cleanest opinion an agency can receive, for BREC’s 2020 financial statements to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) as required by state law. The financial statements, which have not yet been reviewed by the LLA and were delayed this year due to COVID-related issues, show that BREC continues to remain in good financial health.

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  • BREC Announces Exciting Updates at October Commission Meeting

    October 29, 2021

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) announced several exciting updates at last night’s monthly Commission meeting.

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  • BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Director Announces Retirement

    October 14, 2021

    BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Director, Phil Frost, announced today that he will set aside his current duties at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and enter retirement on February 4, 2022. His career spans 40+ years in the world of Zoos, with the past 24 years serving BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo.

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