July 2022

It's officially summer and we're celebrating. Cool off or improve your water skills at Liberty Lagoon, enjoy a movie from the water with the family, or celebrate the big 7-5 with us at our birthday celebration. All this and more - this month at BREC!

Programs & Events

Check out some of our exciting upcoming events and programs. Click the event name to get more info.
For a full list, visit our events calendar.

See what BREC has accomplished over the last 75 years.
brec.org/75thbirthday

Red, White and Zoo Day

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

Celebrate our red, white and blue animal friends. Search for your favorites and complete a scavenger hunt of the red/white/blue animals you see along the path of your Zoo visit. Regular Zoo admission applies.
July 2
9:30-5 p.m.

Saturday Tea Dance: 4th of July

Milton J. Womack Park

Join us for some special Tea Dances this summer with special themes, prizes, a meal and live entertainment!
July 2
1-4 p.m.

SOLAR VIEWING

Highland Road Park Observatory

The hobby of astronomy immediately brings to mind thoughts of darkened backyards and dimly-lit nighttime activities at HRPO. But patrons also have the option of visiting during daylight hours to see our parent star. Weather permitting, once monthly HRPO personnel offers three views of the Sun
July 9
noon-2 p.m.

BREC's 75th Birthday Celebration

Independence Community Park

BREC is celebrating 75 of rising to the challenge to make your parks More than a Playground! Join us for an evening of family fun and endless entertainment at BREC's 75th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Independence Community Park! To commemorate our Diamond Anniversary, white attire is encouraged. Come to our birthday party and enjoy
-Live music by The Michael Foster Project
-Free Food
-BREC Activities
-Zoo mobile
-Inflatables & Waterslides
-Strolling Entertainment
-Family Fun
A FIREWORKS FINALE & MORE FOR ALL AGES!! You don't want to miss this!
July 16
6-9 p.m.

Floats & Flicks

Howell Place - ExxonMobil YMCA

Grab your floats or blankets for a movie night on the big screen at the pool! Join the adventures of the extraordinary family, the Madrigals of Encanto!
Encanto (2021) (PG)
The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift -- every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger
July 22
6:30-9 p.m.

SCHOLAR - ATHLETES TUTORING PROGRAM

KATHY DRIVE

Student-athletes or any scholar in recreational activities after school may not be able to utilize academic support programs that are available to the general student body due to practice, training, travel, or competition schedule. Geaux Tutoring services tailor to their schedule around the needs of its scholars to accommodate their schedules. Peer tutoring has been an essential part of Geaux Tutoring and has also been demonstrated as an effective method to improve scholar academic performance.
Monday-Friday
4:45-7:45 p.m.

WEEKDAY ADULT WOMEN’S SOFTBALL

HARTLEY/VEY PARK AT OAK VILLA + PLANK ROAD PARK + LOVETT ROAD PARK

BREC Athletics offers Winter, Spring and Summer/Fall Adult Women’s Weekday Softball League. Weekday Women’s Softball League registrations are accepted online and/or contact athletics@brec.org
Wednesday
6:30-10 p.m. / Ages: 18+

ADAPTIVE AQUATICS

LIBERTY LAGOON

These classes are for youth and adults ages 3 and up who are living with disabilities. These programs utilize instructors and volunteers to maintain low staff-to-participant ratios to better meet the needs of all. Students will focus on water exploration, water safety, breath control, leg kicks, and arm movements.
July 12+13+14
5:45-6:30 p.m. / Ages: 3+

WATER EXPLORATION CLASS

LIBERTY LAGOON

This class teaches the beginning stages of swimming including blowing bubbles, leg kicks, submerged face, arm actions and water safety. Class is taught in water depth of 3’6”.
July 18-28
5:45-7 p.m / Ages 3-5

LIBERTY LAGOON SWIM LESSONS

LIBERTY LAGOON

This class teaches more advanced stages of swimming such as leg kicks, arm strokes, swimming under water, front crawl, back crawl, diving, streamline swimming techniques and water safety. Class is taught in water depth of 3’6 or 8’ depending on skill level. We do offer Adult Swim Lessons for additional information, please contact Liberty Lagoon.
July 18-28
5:45-7 p.m

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