Forest Community Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Recreation Center
- Spray Pad
- Tennis Court (Lighted)
- Walking Track/Loop – Outdoor
For more information about this park, please contact:
Upcoming Programs & Events
Roll, Walk, Run
Join this Adaptive Recreation program to roll, walk or run your way into fitness. This program is open to individuals of all ages and fitness levels, with or without disabilities.
Urban Nature Hike Series: Forest
Interested in exploring the nature oasis next door or looking to take your neighborhood walks to the next level? Our Urban Hike series is a great start! Geared toward nature novices of all ages, participants will enjoy a leisurely walk through a BREC park while learning some fun facts about the park’s natural areas and the fundamentals of adventuring in the great outdoors.
E-Sports Tournament: Rocket League
Do you have the skills, coordination and training to beat other gamers? Join BREC for a 5-game series of online and in-person eSports tournaments. Details will be emailed upon registration and can also be found on our Discord sever BREC Online Tourny. All champions will receive prize packets. Space is limited!
13900 South Harrell's Ferry Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Sunrise to sunset
Currently closed due to construction