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

Scotlandville Parkway

Scotlandville Parkway

Help us name the Scotlandville Greenway. Take our survey to learn a brief history on the various sections of the trail and then cast your vote on which name fits it best. Survey closes January 31, 2023

Scotlandville Parkway Naming Survey

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109.8 Acres - This park is part of the interstate system, which the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has leased to BREC for use as a park.

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Scotlandville Photo Contest

BREC Greenways is calling all student artists! Do you attend Southern University, BRCC or Scotlandville High Magnet? BREC is planning an art installation along the Scotlandville Greenway between Badley Rd. and Wilbur St. and we want to use your creative ideas.

We have received an AARP Community Challenge grant, which provides grant funding for “quick action projects” that make communities more “livable for people of all ages.” BREC has been doing work along the Scotlandville Greenway for the past year as part of a master plan process which can read learn more about here on this page!

In addition to signage and other wayfinding, we would like to install photographs of important people and places within Scotlandville. The success of this process depends on you! The task is to create a photographic piece of an older adult in the community to work with to tell a story with a photograph. This photograph could represent an important historical place, or person that has importance within the community. Winning artwork will be adpated and installed along the greenway. To learn more about the Scotlandville Greenway and for contest details download the contest kit provided.

Download Details for Scotlandville Parkway Photo Competition

Greenway

The Scotlandville Parkway was built in the 1970-80s and is a tremendous asset that has been managed by BREC for decades. The 2020 East Baton Rouge Parish Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan prioritized the restoration of the Scotlandville Parkway, identifying its potential as a safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian route. BREC, also recognizing the need to upgrade the parkway’s recreational amenities, is spearheading the development of the Scotlandville Parkway Master Plan with assistance from Healthy BR, Community Against Drugs and Violence (CADAV), Front Yard Bikes, Bike Baton Rouge, and Scotland Saturdays to gather public input. The restoration/ redesign of the parkway will utilize public input to generate a master plan that prioritizes the current needs and desires of the community.

The Scotlandville Parkway master planning process will include assessing and evaluating the existing trail routes, bridges, park amenities, structures, and environmental attributes. Information gathered from public surveys and feedback will help us identify amenities to include in the large park area between Airline Highway and Harding Boulevard as well as the smaller “pocket parks” along the entire 3-mile parkway route.

Did you know?

  • The Scotlandville Parkway is made up of over 100 acres of park land. 134 acres to be exact!
  • From start to finish the parkway route is 3 miles long. There are 8 total miles of trails!
  • Along the 3-mile parkway route there are many recreational amenities including basketball, tennis, and disc golf.
  • The parkway was first designed and built during the 1970s and it was designated a national recreational trail in the 1980s.
  • The parkway is located in the interstate 110 right-of-way. The goal of the parkway was to minimize the interstate impact on the community and provide recreational opportunities such as walking and biking.
  • BREC, with community partners, are collecting input on how best to restore and upgrade the parkway. This process is called the Scotlandville Parkway Master Plan.

 

Scotlandville Heart Trail

A 2.5 mile walking trail designed to offer you a guided tour through the beautiful Scotlandville neighborhood, all while promoting a healthier heart lifestyle. Simply follow the hundreds of unique heart shaped art pieces created by local students and artists to find your way!
Download Heart Trail Map

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Amenities:

  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • Basketball - Indoor Court
  • Basketball - Outdoor Court
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Greenway/Connectivity Trail
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilion
  • Playground

 

For more information about this park, please contact:
225-272-9200

 

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Location:

3200 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

225-272-9200

Hours:

Daily, from sunrise to sunset

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