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Pee Wee Program: Independence

This six-week program introduces 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.

Pelican Wood Carvers

Are you good with your hands? Have an eye for art? Then join the Pelican Wood Carver class to learn how to carve beautiful pieces of art out of ordinary pieces of wood.

Piano: Greenwood

Students will learn techniques and skills in hand-eye coordination, concentration, music appreciation, and self-confidence. This program offers one-on-one instruction and can cater to each individual’s skill level. Each session is 30 minutes. Weekly, one on one instruction. Program will run from Sept. 2018 ending with a recital May 2019 to showcase what you have learned.

Piano: Jefferson Highway

Students learn techniques and skills in hand-eye coordination, concentration, music appreciation, and self-confidence. This program offers one on one instruction and caters to each students skill level.

Piano: Palomino

Students will learn techniques and skills in hand-eye coordination, concentration, music appreciation, and self-confidence. This program offers one-on-one instruction and can cater to each individual’s skill level. Each session is 30 minutes. Weekly, one on one instruction. Program will run from Sept. 2018 ending with a recital May 2019 to showcase what you have learned.

Pickleball: Antioch Boulevard

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball: Cedar Ridge

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball: Highland

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball: Kathy Drive

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball: Plank Road

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

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.

Positive Teens: Saia

This program is designed to cultivate and empower teens to become community leaders. Participants will learn job development skills, such as how to apply for a job, interview skills and other skills that can assist them in becoming productive citizens when they graduate from high school.

Revive Your Mind Hike

Forest bathing, Nature Rx, Ecotherapy, Green Peace…it’s been called many things but the message is the same, NATURE is good for you! If life has you spinning and you feel out of balance this is the hike for you. We will be using time in nature to slow down and take a break through mindful, purposeful observation. We will be hiking off the beaten path at BREC’s largest Conservation Area using the outdoors as a window to relaxation and a free mind. Join us to get a well-deserved dose of nature at its finest. This program is geared towards adults but children 13 and older are welcome to attend

Rockin' at the Swamp

Rocks, crystals, and gemstones, oh my! If you like nature’s earthly treasures, this event will rock your world! Join us to explore the world of rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils. Add to your rock collection or find some unique gift items at our Rockhound Market. Make your own rock & mineral identification card on our Treasure Trail. Try your skill scaling our rock-climbing wall. Experience the excitement of the gold rush while hunting for iron pyrite in our “Gold” Mine. Create your own “rock pet” in our Stone Craft Corner. Explore ancient life forms in the Fossil Quarry. This is one rockin’ day of fun highlighting geology and earth science that you won’t want to miss. Food and beverage purchases available from on-site vendors. Sponsored by the BREC Foundation, La Capitol Federal Credit Union

Saturday Camp

Every Saturday, community youth participate in a series of planned activities that can enhance their social, academic, cultural arts and critical thinking skills while having lots of fun. This free program, offered in partnership with the YMCA and Abounding Love Ministries, operates from Sept. 15, 2018 to May 24, 2019

Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.

Show Up and Play - Intermediate Adult Round Robin

Just pay court fees. No registration required.

Silver Spokes

Join us for this exciting senior biking program. We offer seniors a chance to maintain their fitness, lift their spirits and enjoy a social experience with others as they ride special designed cruisers or three-wheeled trike bikes, in our community parks and trail ways. The Program is free if you bring your own bike. You can pre-register for this monthly program. Sponsors: Subaru of Baton Rouge

Solar Viewing

Weather permitting on selected Saturdays, HRPO staff shows the Sun in three manners—projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. With these techniques visitors can see any sizable sunspots or flares occurring. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.

Strokes, Strategy, & Play for Adult Intermediates

This four-week program reinforces stroke development, conditioning, and strategies for adult intermediate players.

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