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  • BREC Hosts Family Friendly Halloween Events

    October 1, 2020

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will host several Halloween events throughout the month of October at various parks and facilities throughout the parish. These events will be safe spaces for children and families to enjoy holiday themed activities and treats.

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  • BREC Announces Modifications to COVID-19 Restrictions as State Enters Phase Three of Reopening Plan

    September 18, 2020

    After the announcement by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards that Louisiana is now in phase three of its reopening plan, BREC is modifying COVID-19 restrictions put in place since the pandemic began in March. Effective immediately, dog parks will resume regular scheduled hours opening from sunrise to sunset

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  • BREC Mourns the Death of the Longest Serving Superintendent in its History

    August 28, 2020

    For 42 years, the name Eugene A. Young was synonymous with BREC as he was the longest serving Superintendent in the agency’s history. Young retired in 2003 ending a 57-year career in the recreation and parks industry which began when he worked for recreation departments in Austin, Texas and Bloomington, Indiana while in college.

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  • BREC Facilities Closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 and Tentatively Reopening on Friday, August 28

    August 26, 2020

    As Hurricane Laura moves close to making landfall along the southwest Louisiana/Texas coast, BREC is closing all facilities at 5 p.m. this evening. The BREC leadership team will keep a close eye on the weather and anticipates reopening parks and facilities on Friday, August 28 depending on the impacts of the storm.

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  • BREC Gives Notice Regarding Public Hearing

    August 19, 2020

    BREC will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at its administrative building in the board room of the BREC Commission located at 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana as shown in the notice below.
    The public hearing will be held to consider adopting an ordinance rolling forward millage rates to ensure BREC can continue to collect property taxes at the rate approved by voters. BREC’s current maximum millage, as approved by the voters at the ballot, is 14.463.?If BREC rolls forward its millages in September, it will result in an additional $3,594,820 for the park system.

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  • BREC Temporarily Closing Independence Community Park Recreation Center after Two Campers Test Positive for COVID-19

    July 9, 2020

    Independence Community Park recreation center will close tomorrow for a professional cleaning service to thoroughly sanitize the building after two summer campers tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

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  • BREC's Media Pitch Week 2020

    July 6, 2020

    The BREC Communications department will host its annual Media Pitch Week for the 2021 Marketing Plan August 3-7, 2020. Each July/August, the BREC Communications Department hosts Media Pitch Week in preparation for the next year’s marketing plan. BREC invites all media vendors in the region to pitch their advertising, marketing and public relations services to us.

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