North Sherwood Forest Community Park
133.18 Acres - This park is located in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish before you reach the City of Central. North Sherwood Forest Community Park serves a larger geographic area than a neighborhood park and is designed to engage the entire family for a whole day. Higher levels of maintenance, security, and recreational opportunities are offered at community parks. The site is on the old Federal Sharp Station Depot used during World War II. Over the years, the federal government has released the land at different times to BREC for use as a park. Today, some of the land is still owned and managed by the federal government.
Parts of this park are currently undergoing construction. To learn more about the project and see the expected completion date, click the button below.
Indoor, Air-conditioned Walking Track
This track is 0.15 miles and is free for users.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BREC offers a full line of fitness equipment in three fitness centers throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. We have monthly memberships available, with NO contract to sign! Click here to learn more about BREC fitness centers.
Party or Meeting Rental rooms
Rent them for your next civic group meeting, birthday party, or baby and wedding shower. Inquire at the office for availability and rental rates.
The Virtual Park
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: Open for rentals only
Sunday: Open for rentals only
This park is the newest, most modern type of recreation facility in the Baton Rouge area. The Virtual Park is a state-of-the-art exergaming facility that offers fun and fitness for all ages. Exergaming is the act of physical movement through technology. Patrons will enjoy climbing, snowboarding, cycling, dancing and exercising through video games. Birthday party and group rentals are available. Please call the North Sherwood office for more information, rates or to book a party.
Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset
Visit the 3 acre lake with a valid Louisiana fishing permit. Bank fishing only, no motorized boats.
Click here to learn more about fishing at this park.
Pavilion Rental Information
North Sherwood Forest Community Park has one pavilion available to rent. The pavilion size is 25’ x 40’ with 8 tables and a capacity of 65. For more information about renting this pavilion, visit the Pavilion Rentals Page.
- Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Unlighted)
- Fitness Centers
- Outdoor Fitness Station
- Recreation Center
- Spray Pad
- Tennis Court (Lighted)
- Walking Track/Loop – Indoor
- Walking Track/Loop – Outdoor
For more information about this park, please contact:
Upcoming Programs & Events
BREC offers a variety of chair exercise options! All classes offer cardiovascular and strength training exercises with extra support and balance using a chair for your workout. All classes vary slightly by location but all promise an upbeat, fun workout and the chance to make new friends at the same time.
Teen Video Game Night
Teens will compete in a series of tournament- style video games. Tournament style games will include Madden NFL & NBA 2K, Rocket League, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, etc
An introduction to the fun aspects of art. Young artists will experience their first encounters with art – using paint, oil pastels, watercolor and mixed media.
Pilates: North Sherwood
Pilates combines low-impact flexibility and strength exercise with endurance movements. This class is for every ability and the instructor will provide examples for various levels.
3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
Daily, sunrise to sunset
Mon-Thurs: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.