BREC on the Geaux
Mobile Recreation Unit
BREC on the Geaux is a mobile recreation program designed to combat obesity and promote physical activity by providing recreational activities throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. The program operates year-round from two colorful, 14-foot box trucks loaded with a variety of physically, active game equipment. The recreation program is inclusive and accommodates activities for all ages.
The program was made possible in 2012 by the funding and support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana grant, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and BREC Foundation. As of 2019, Healthy Blue Louisiana, Aetna Louisiana and AmeriHealth Caritas are added contributors.
BREC on the Geaux is available for school recess, afterschool visits, out-of-school holidays and can be reserved/rented for health-related community events, birthday parties, events and family reunions held at BREC facilities or approved public locations.
Participants engage in a variety of activities ranging from moderate to high cardiovascular and muscle strength. Some of the activities (to include but not limited to) Funky Moves, Gaga Pit, Ninja Course, Disc Golf, Obstacle Agility Course, Trampoline, Slack line, hula hoops, First Tee Golf, scooter races and other fun activities.
Purpose: To provide fun, positive and structured physical recreation programming for children and adults who live in “play deserts”.
- To increase physical movement through recreational activities for residents in East Baton Rouge Parish.
- To provide fun, positive and structured physical recreation programming
- To promote the future development and expansion of the mobile recreation program
- Cardio Hula Hoop
- Gaga Pits
- Jump Ropes
- Scooter Carts
- Jumbo Balls/Cage Balls/Hop Balls
- Broad Jump
- Medicine/Fitness Balls
- Push Up Mats
- Agility Ladders/Poles/Hurdles
- Funky Moves
- Giant Tunnels/Chambers
- SNAG Golf
- Stacking Buckets
- Basketball/Rimball Goals
And so much more!
School Holiday Route
During the fall, winter, spring and summer breaks, BREC on the Geaux will make its way to over 30 local communities and parks to set up play, the BREC on the Geaux way! Be sure to check back here for upcoming holiday route schedules
Mobile Recess Program
During the school year, BREC on the Geaux visits various schools around the Parish during their recess hours to give students the opportunity to experience an active and enhanced mobile recess program. BREC on the Geaux works with grades Pre K through 5th each week. The curriculum is targeted to use fun and creative ways to encourage locomotive skills, peer tutoring and teambuilding activities with guided instruction.
After School Route
BREC on the Geaux visits various parks and EBR housing complexes across the Parish from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, providing active and fun activities to children that may not be a part of a structured after school program. The stops are chosen from the locations that are already on the “Out of School” routes for fall, spring and summer holidays.
Event Rentals and Reservations
Reserve BREC on the Geaux for your neighborhood/school/church events, large festivals, company picnics, birthday parties or family gatherings. Private family events must be held at a BREC Park (facility/pavilion) to qualify.
Renting BREC on the Geaux
All reservation requests must be approved two weeks prior to the event date. Payment must be paid two weeks prior to the event date. Payments can be made in the form of: mail (check or money order), in-person (check, money order, cash, debit/credit card) or phone (debit/credit card).
|100 or fewer participants||$100 per hour (includes 2-3 staff)|
|101 or more participants||$200 per hour (includes 3 or more staff)|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$250 (in the form of a check)|
|Out of Parish Fee||Additional 20% per hour|
If you are interested in reserving BREC on the Geaux, download and review the Reservation Rental Agreement below.
For more information about BREC on the Geaux, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org