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10 And Under Tennis Tournament

This tournament features a singles round robin format with divisions for boys and girls: ages 8 and younger on a 36-ft. court with a maximum 23-in. racquet; ages 10 and younger on a 60-ft. court with a maximum 25-in. racquet; ages 10 and younger on a 78-ft. court with a maximum 29-in. racquet. Free snacks and awards for players.

Archery 101

Want to explore archery? Then join us for this one-day introduction class to the skills of archery. Come enjoy the fun that comes with shooting a bow and arrow and let us help you get on target! We welcome both adults and youth. BREC will provide all equipment necessary

Art Unleashed

A return of our fur-tastic community event celebrating the Arts & our four-legged friends. Games, dog organizations and arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activities and canine activities.

Boat Rentals

Come get on the water! Meet us at LSU Lakes where we will have our fleet of single and tandem kayaks open for rental. Paddles and life vests included. No instruction provided.

Duck, Duck, Goose Day

Fly over to Bluebonnet Swamp for some end-of-summer family fun. Explore the cultural, historical and artistic value of waterfowl carvings while viewing vintage and contemporary decoys, wood carvings, boats and paddles displayed by carvers and collectors from throughout the Deep South and beyond. Enjoy hands-on activities like the Waterfowl Identification Hike, the Carving Corner where visitors use soap to carve their own mini duck decoys, the Duck Box inflatable jump house, live baby ducklings in the Duck Pen, waterfowl-themed carnival prize booths, face-painting and more. Need more information about your decoy heirlooms? There will be plenty of experts on hand to assist in evaluating your waterfowl collectibles.

First Free Sundays

Free guided tours will be offered on the first Sunday of each month. Special programs of traditional crafts, informative lectures, and family activities are planned for each “First Free Sunday.”

Kayak Academy

Kayak Academy is four-week skills development class designed to get your beginner paddler comfortable and confident on the water. In this class you will learn everything from kayaking strokes and maneuvers to on-water safety and how to transport your kayak from point A to point B. Each week we will build upon the last going more in-depth and providing more time to practice your new skills! This class is perfect for those who have attending Kayaking 101 or who are comfortable on the water, but want to progress their paddling skills to the next level.

Open House Series for Juniors

Come out and learn to play tennis. BREC provides equipment and racquets. Please bring a water bottle and dress to sweat. No registration required.

Pee Wee Tennis Program: Highland

This four-week program consists of 45-minute classes designed to introduce the game of tennis to younger children. Help your child develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, overall athleticism, and fundamental tennis strokes. Fun is guaranteed!

Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are one of the major meteor showers of the year. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers”! It is important that visitors come inside the building to receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets.

Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Student Games Day

Come out and watch riding program students play games on horseback and compete in relays, challenges and more! Participation is open to current lesson students. Free to the public to watch and cheer!

Summer Slam

Summer Slam is a daylong contest to celebrate the end of summer. Come join us for food, fun, and some extremely good riding. Starting at noon, the park will get blasted with non-stop music over our speakers as well as host food vendors. At 3 p.m. there will be a skate-park contest involving Skaters, Bikers, and scooters with the top finishers getting rewarded with amazing prizes.

Sunset Paddle

Join us as we paddle into the beautiful south Louisiana sunset. Enjoy the fading warm colors as we explore this time at sunset. This experience is perfect for youth and adults with little or abundant watercraft skills. Kayaks and paddle boards are available to rent, but these spots go quick so make sure to register in advance before the event is full.

Sunshine Virtual Programming

Join BREC Adaptive for the summer! While we aren’t able to see you in person, we are able to meet on Zoom. This program is free to participate but you must register. Please contact Molly Orr at for information on supply pickup.

SUP 101

SUP bruh? We're stoked to be offering this SUP 101 course at Wampold Park. So come hang with us as we take our stand up paddle boards out on the LSU Lakes. Let us help you get comfortable standing and paddling on the open water. All SUP equipment provided.

Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, on the first Saturday of every month, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails at Bluebonnet Swamp while identifying various bird species. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to inquire regarding birdwatching and identification techniques. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended and available in limited supply. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Volunteer with the Louisiana Bird Observatory during routine bird banding sessions at Bluebonnet Swamp. For more information on LABO and their activity schedule, visit

Swamp Flashlight Night

Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights! Bring your family and friends for a fun group outing or head out on the trails solo to enjoy this BREC park after hours. Before or after your night hike, meet some of our resident educational animals in the nature center. The swamp trails can be really dark at night so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Close-toed shoes and insect repellant are recommended.

Virtual QuaraNTeen Sessions

Calling all QuaraNTeens!!! Join the fun with BREC this summer! We will be streaming several types of interactive activities this summer for teens starting with our fun themed activities:

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