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This program will take you back to your youth as you relearn the basics of dominoes. Test your skills against friends and family.

Duck Duck Goose Day

This event gives visitors a first-hand look at waterfowl decoy carving, an art form firmly rooted in Louisiana's rich cultural heritage, by featuring some of the region's oldest and most rare decoys displayed by carvers and collectors from all over the Deep South and beyond. This year’s event honors decoy carvers from “Downriver” and south of New Orleans, as well as those from Shell Beach. This event has grown to be fun for the whole family with hands-on activities like the Waterfowl Identification Hike along our trails, 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. Fly on over and join the fun!

End of Summer Dog Pool Pawty

Please join us for the End of Summer Dog Pool Pawty at Liberty Lagoon. Please be advised that this is a dog-friendly event. Participants will encounter dogs in various conditions (i.e. wet, unleashed, etc.). For the safety of everyone and every dog, all participants must comply with the “Pool Pawty” rules that can be found at This is not an event for small children younger than 5.

English & Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages six and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Evening Sky Viewing Plus

Standard sky viewing offering supplemented with sky tour, marshmallow roast and physical science demos.

Exodus Tennis Program for Advanced Beginners

This program features fundamental reinforcement, directional driven drills, advanced scoring system for league players, theoretical framework for future league players, and lots of fun.

Explore Bowhunting

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Would you like to learn more about the principals of being a successful hunter or wildlife photographer? Do you like being outside and want to learn some cool new skills? Then Explore Bowhunting is for you!. This educational program will guide participants through the basics of hunting using fun, and engaging group activities. Participants will learn principals of camouflage, movement in nature, ecology, biology, and archery as the apply to bowhunting and other outdoor pursuits. Students will receive hands on experience with multiple types of bows while increasing their confidence in the local wildlife and environments. Sponsored By: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Family Game Night

Join us for a “Family Game Night” and learn a new game or play an old favorite. All you need to bring is your family and friends, and we will provide a variety of games for all ages. This program is not just for children. Adults must be present with the children. All participants register in the office.

Family Karaoke

BREC has the music, so bring your family and your shower singing skills to the mic. This night will be filled with dancing, laughter, memories and singing for all!

First Free Sundays

Bring family and friends to enjoy history during Magnolia Mound’s First Free Sundays. Guided tours present a special insight into early Louisiana history and culture.

Fit & Fearless

Fit and Fearless is a strength and toning exercise program specifically designed for cancer survivors in partnership with Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.

Flashlight Night at the Swamp

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Flashlight Nights! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters and running special nature films. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends. Trail access ends at 8:15 p.m. 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.

Forest Park Junior Tennis Academy

A continuous, year-round program offering both developmental and high-performance sessions. Academy Director Eric Street

Forever Young Cardio

This class emphasizes low impact moves for cardiovascular conditioning as well as muscular endurance and overall toning.

Fresh Kids Cooking Team

This program offers hands-on, community-based cooking and nutrition education that is designed for chefs to teach students practical culinary skills.

Friends & Family Luau

Individuals with disabilities and their family and friends are invited to attend. Each person is asked to bring a swimsuit and towel. Through a partnership with Families Helping Families of greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer this program that includes swimming, music, snacks and fun! Each person must have a wristband to enter. For more information or to purchase a wristband, call FHFGBR at 225-216-7474.

Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers of the year—the only one caused by an asteroid. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers”! It is important that visitors enter the main building to sign in and receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets. HRPO is the only BREC property on which the public is allowed for viewing this event.

Genexis League Prep Program for Beginners

This program is for adult beginner players who want to improve their tennis skills in preparation to play league tennis. Monthly and weekly rates are offered.

Gingerbread House Decorating: Highland

While you are gearing up for your holiday shopping, bring the family in for this creative night of fun to get them in the spirit too! Nothing is more symbolic of the holidays than a gingerbread house, decorated by you and your kids using their imagination to decorate with all sorts of candy and icing. We’ll walk you and yours through this creation step by step, starting with four walls, a roof and then before you know it - your very own holiday creation! There will be lots of different icings, candies and other treats to choose from so bring your imagination! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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