Forest Community Park

Forest Community Park

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115.62 Acres - This park is located in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. 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. BREC reopened the park in 2010. It features re-defined vehicular and pedestrian circulation throughout the park while improving upon the existing baseball/softball fields and the recreation center. 

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Forest Community Park has two pavilions available to rent. Pavilion 1 is 18’x 24’ with 3 tables, a capcity of 25, and electrical capabilities. Pavilion 2 is 20' x 24' with 3 tables and a capacity of 25 For more information about renting this pavilion, visit the Pavilion Rentals Page.

Raising Canes Dog Park

Everyone has a howling good time at the second Raising Canes' Dog Park to open in the parish. Rules and regulations for dogs and their humans are at the entry gate.


Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset
BREC offers bank fishing only, no motorized boats. No trout lines. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries laws must be followed.
Click here to learn more about fishing at BREC lakes.


Soft peat gravel walking and running trails are located throughout the park. 

Community Playground

A large community playground hosts a variety of slides, equipment and climbing aparatus on artifical footing. No more sandy shoes or bottoms! Parents are welcome to join in the play or sit comfortably nearby to watch their child interact with other children.

Splash Pad

All BREC Splash Pads are open from April-October.
The splash pad is an interactive water play area with no standing water. This splash pad is activated with the green push button on the light blue pole in the splash pad area.
Spray features will run for approximately 2-3 minutes and turn OFF. Pushing the button will re-engage the system. 

Splash Pad Rules

Tennis Center

The renovated Tennis Center features a pro shop and 11 lighted tennis courts. Get more information about this center at the Forest Park Tennis Center Page.


  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • Basketball - Indoor Court
  • Dog Park
  • Fishing
  • Lake
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Spray Pad
  • Tennis Center
  • Tennis Court (Lighted)
  • Tennis Court (Unlighted)
  • Walking Track/Loop – Outdoor


For more information about this park, please contact:
Facility: 225-256-2849


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13900 South Harrell's Ferry Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Facility: 225-256-2849


Sunrise to sunset
Recreation Center:
Tues-Fri: 8a.m.-8p.m.

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