February 8, 2019
BREC has begun the first phase of renovations to the Downtown park that houses its Boxing Academy. The North 14th Street Park is located just off of North Boulevard in the newly expanded Downtown Development District and within the neighborhood known as Downtown East.
BREC Celebrates Black History Month with Present Day History: Channeling the Past, Changing the NarrativeFebruary 7, 2019
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) in partnership with Councilwoman Erika L. Green will celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd.
January 11, 2019
BREC is pleased to announce the launch of the master planning processes for the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park. Two nationally-acclaimed design consultants have been selected through a competitive bid process and kickoff meetings were held in late November 2018, allowing the consultants to gain a better understanding of the sites and scope of the projects.
January 8, 2019
Continuing steady progress on the implementation of the Imagine Your Parks 2 strategic plan, BREC invested more than $12-million on fourteen completed projects, and fifteen others in the planning phase, in 2018. Dozens of new amenities were introduced to parks throughout the parish with even more underway for the coming year to help residents of all ages play, discover and grow in their park system.
December 21, 2018
The BREC Commission today voted to select Corey Wilson to replace Superintendent Carolyn McKnight who announced in August that she is retiring and moving back to Dallas to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
December 17, 2018
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Friday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume at all BREC facilities on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
November 30, 2018
The BREC Superintendent Search Committee voted at a public meeting on Nov. 29 to advance four candidates as finalists for the search to replace retiring Superintendent Carolyn McKnight.