Adults & Seniors
December 19, 2016
April 7, 2016
BREC travels the parish this April celebrating new amenities at parks and special facilities, with the first event to be held at BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation located at 2161 Nicholson Drive.
February 22, 2016
June 30, 2014
- A new national study shows that nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outdoors on a daily basis. Of those that do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to the survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. That’s why this July BREC has joined the national effort to challenge everyone to get out and visit their parks and recreation facilities and get OUTside for national Park and Recreation Month.
August 8, 2012
BREC Golf invites the current top 40 golfers in BREC’s Golfer of the Year standings to play for the annual BREC Player’s Championship.
August 2, 2012
Hearts and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program
Farr Park Equestrian Center
We offer 4 six-week sessions a year. The first session starts on September 10th. Classes are on Monday evenings and we offer two class times; 4:30-5:30 and 6:00-7:00. There is room for up to 10 riders in each class. (I have 8 in the first class and 3 in the second as of today) The fee per 6 week session is $120.00 for In-Parish residents and $144.00 for Out of Parish residents).
We have 2 or 3 instructors that teach the class, but depend on volunteers to help us make it happen.
Ideally our volunteers would be available for the entire six-week session, for either 1 or both classes. Each rider needs 1 horse leader and 2 side walkers to ensure rider safety. They also help us prepare the horses for class.
We prefer that volunteers be 16 or older and horse experience is appreciated, but not required. The disabilities presented by the riders vary greatly.
We try to tailor the classes so they can each progress at their own pace, but generally, each class is split into a ½ hour of riding lesson (focused on a correct seat and aides as well as strength and balance) and a ½ hour of games.
Our intention is to provide a social outlet and physical exercise for riders with special needs. We will be offering a volunteer training day before Hearts and Hooves starts this fall and I will let you know as soon as we have a date set.
For those interested in volunteering—please fill out the attached application and either fax or email to Erin O’Neill. She will then complete your background check and when the results are received, will contact you directly for your badge picture and assign your placement within the program. The time sheet is for those volunteers who would like to receive a tax deduction (volunteer 30 hours or more) at the end of the year.
Contact for Farr:
Melissa Wood, Facility Manger, Farr Equestrian Park, BREC
Contact for Volunteers:
Erin O’Neill, Marketing and Publicity Manager, BREC
(225) 272-9200 ext. 143
October 27, 2011
Carolyn McKnight-Bray, a former assistant director of the Dallas parks and recreation department, was selected to be BREC’s new superintendent Thursday evening by the board of commissioners.