August 13, 2018
After nearly seven years at the helm of BREC, 30 years in the parks and recreation profession, and prior military service in the United States Air Force, Superintendent Carolyn McKnight announced she is retiring at the end of the year, marking the end of a decorated career.
July 23, 2018
– BREC recently completed park renovations of Spain Street Neighborhood Park located at 2102 Spain Street. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held on Saturday, July 28 in partnership with Mid City Studio’s Coffee on the Porch. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the ceremony following at 10 a.m.
July 23, 2018
BREC’s external auditor, Postlethwaite & Netterville, has submitted a preliminary draft of BREC’s 2017 annual audited financial statements to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) as required by state law. The draft audit report, which cannot be finalized and released publicly until it is reviewed and approved by the LLA, shows that revenues generated from BREC’s programs and services have returned to pre-flood levels – increasing from $9,839,713 in 2016 to $10,137,338 in 2017, or a total increase of 3%.
Proposals Officially Open for Design Teams Interested in Reimagining the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community ParkJuly 12, 2018
Ten design firms located around the country submitted proposals to become the lead designers for comprehensive master plans for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park.
June 28, 2018
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Wed., July 4. Normal operating hours will resume at all BREC facilities on Thurs., July 5.
June 19, 2018
In the first step toward the creation of a reimagined Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, BREC is soliciting proposals from highly qualified and innovative design teams to develop a master plan for the 660-acre park.
June 1, 2018
The 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature recently concluded and, as many in the public are
aware, BREC was the target of several bills and resolutions – many of which were focused on continuing
public discourse regarding the future of the Baton Rouge Zoo, even after our BREC Commission voted
unanimously to keep the Zoo at its current location.