Growing Up with BREC: Homeschool Opportunities for All Ages
Your PAW-some Guide to Fur Friendly Events with BREC
Managing the Heat this Summer? Here's How it's Done for Baton Rouge Zoo Residents!
As the summer heats up, we often get asked by visitors what the zoo staff does to keep our animal residents cool. Read more to learn how!
Drag: A Theatrical Tradition
Did you know that the birth of theatre started in Ancient Greece? And with that, the creation of the performance art known as Drag.
Explore the Southern Bluffs Art Walk at the Scotlandville Greenway
May is National Bike Month. At BREC Greenways, we thought why not end the month by riding and checking out our newly named Southern Bluffs Trail that is part of the Scotlandville Parkway Greenway?
5 (Budget-Friendly) Must Haves for Every Golf Beginner
BREC's Guide to Plant ID
BREC Begins 2023 Summer Camp Registration
BREC opens online summer camp registration for East Baton Rouge Parish residents beginning Saturday, March 4 at 9 a.m.
Prescribed Burn Taking Place at Howell Community Park
BREC will be completing a prescribed burn at Howell Community Park tentatively the week of Jan 15, 2023, starting Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023
BREC Wins Prestigious 2022 National Gold Medal Award
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced this morning at its national conference in Phoenix that for the third time in its history, BREC has won the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Musco Lighting LLC has been a proud sponsor of the Gold Medal Awards program for more than 15 years.
BREC Releases Official Statement in Support of Programs and Events for All Residents
In recognition of June as Pride Month, the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will host Baddies Who Brunch, a Drag Show event, on Saturday, June 25 at Independence Event Center. This ticketed event will offer brunch and high energy performances that will involve plenty of audience participation.
BREC Announces New Zoo Director
BREC is proud to announce that after a five-month national search, Jim Fleshman has been named the fourth Zoo Director in BREC’s history. Fleshman has worked alongside Phil Frost for the past three years, playing an integral role in the development of the Zoo’s master plan, strategic plan and business plan which is guiding the largest construction project in BREC’s history to reimagine the 51-year-old facility.
BREC Receives Unmodified Audit for 2020 Financial Statements
BREC’s external auditor, Postlethwaite & Netterville, has submitted an unmodified opinion, the cleanest opinion an agency can receive, for BREC’s 2020 financial statements to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) as required by state law. The financial statements, which have not yet been reviewed by the LLA and were delayed this year due to COVID-related issues, show that BREC continues to remain in good financial health.
BREC Announces Exciting Updates at October Commission Meeting
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) announced several exciting updates at last night’s monthly Commission meeting.
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Director Announces Retirement
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Director, Phil Frost, announced today that he will set aside his current duties at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and enter retirement on February 4, 2022. His career spans 40+ years in the world of Zoos, with the past 24 years serving BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo.
BREC Seeks Public Input for Scotlandville Parkway Master Plan
BREC announces the master planning process of the Scotlandville Parkway, a tremendous recreational asset located in North Baton Rouge.?Community partners including Healthy BR, Community Against Drugs and Violence (CADAV), Scotland Saturdays, Front Yard Bikes, and Bike Baton Rouge are working collaboratively with BREC to gather public input with support from a Trust for Public Land grant.
Baton Rouge Boom Bash Celebrates Installation of Litter Catcher in Bayou Fountain
BREC, the Louisiana Stormwater Coalition (LSC), Paddle BR and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) have entered a partnership to install a boom to clean up litter that washes down the waterway every time it rains.
Survey Shows Majority of Residents Satisfied with BREC Services, Weren’t Consulted About Breakaway Bill
Before filing a bill to take resources from BREC and create additional park systems, the authors of Senate Bill 205 largely neglected to consult with voters who approved the property taxes that fund the parish-wide agency and its 10-year strategic plan to determine whether they support such a drastic change.
BREC Responds to Bill Filed for the 2021 Legislative Session
BREC is expressing deep disappointment in Senate Bill 205, which seeks to pull assets from award-winning and nationally recognized park parish-wide park and recreation system for the creation of three new parks and recreation districts, along with new paid staff and governing authorities.
BREC Mourns Death of Longest Serving Commissioner
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) is mourning the death of Commission Davis Rhorer. Rhorer was appointed to the BREC Commission in 2013 by Mayor Kip Holden and reappointed by Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome in 2017