Pavilion Rental Information
Contact Information: 225-273-6409
All parks are still first-come, first-serve for picnic pavilion usage. However, park users can now rent pavilions in six BREC parks. These park sites are in high demand. Renting a picnic pavilion allows the park user to have some "peace of mind" when preparing a child's birthday party, family reunion or association gathering at that park. If you rent a pavilion, then there is no reason to go to the park to "stake out" your tables and pavilion ahead of time. The site will be clean and ready upon your arrival.
BREC's 2-step process to renting a pavilion
Step 1---communicate with the recreation staff.
Step 2---fill out paperwork and pay to reserve your spot.
|Park Name||Number||Size||Tables||Capacity||Electricity||Water Spigot||On-site Grill||Space for inflatables||Price
|Anna T. Jordan Community Pak||1||20' x 70'||5||40||No||No||2||Yes||$35/4hours|
|Forest Park||1||18' x 24'||3||25||Yes||No||No||No||$35/4hours|
|Forest Park||2||20' x 24'||3||25||No||No||No||Yes||$35/4hours|
|Greenwood Community Park||1||1250 sq ft||8||Yes||No||Yes||$65/4hours|
|Howell Community Park||1||30' x 50'||8||65||Yes||Yes||1||Yes||$50/4hours|
|Howell Communty Park||2||18' x 34'||3||25||Yes||No||1||Yes||$35/4hours|
|Howell Community Park||3||18' x 34'||2||25||No||No||No||Yes||$35/4hours|
|Independence Community Park||1||24' x 24'||2||4||35||No||No||No||$35/4hours|
|Jefferson Terrace Park||1||40' x 70'||8||65||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||$50/4hours|
|N. Sherwood Community Park||1||25' x 40'||8||65||No||Yes||No||Yes||$50/4hours|
Liberty Bell Pavilion
|1||30' x 40'||9||75||No||No||No||No||$60/2hours
|Perkins Road Community Park||1||24’ x 36’||6||50||No||No||No||Yes||$50/4hours|
|Zachary Community Park||1||24'x30'||4||35||No||No||No||Yes||$35/4hours|
General information for parks with rental pavilions
Click on the links below to find a park that will suit your group's size. If you have a question about availability, call 273-6409, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Picnic Pavilion Reservation Information
The parks are established and maintained as areas of recreation and enjoyment for all citizens of the parish. BREC offers a variety of picnic pavilions and parks that may be reserved for special events like birthday parties, family gatherings or corporate functions.
Rental hours for a picnic pavilion are 8:00 a.m. to sunset, unless otherwise posted or approved on permit. Rental fees are based on a 4-hour period and then by the hour thereafter. Use of the pavilion is guaranteed for the period specified in the permit only. Event set-up and clean-up time must be included in the rental period. Please take the permit and your receipt with you to the park on the day of your event. The remainder of the park is open to the public. You must arrive no later than one hour after the scheduled time or the site will be opened to the public and you will forfeit your pavilion rental fee.
- All those applying for a pavilion rental permit must be at least 21 years of age.
- Rental permits must be kept at all times in the possession of the person to whom it is issued.
- A refundable deposit ($100) is required to cover any damage caused to the pavilion during rental.
- BREC requires at least a 2-week notice for all pavilion rentals.
- Permits will not be issued until rental fees and damage deposits have been paid in full.
- Pavilion rentals must be made in person. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.
- Call 273-6409 to check the date's availability.
Making a Reservation
BREC requires at least a 2-week notice for all pavillion rentals. No permit will be issued until rental fees and damage deposits have been paid in full. All pavilion rental payments must be made in person. Telephone reservations will not be accepted; however, you can call 273-6409 to check availability of a date. We cannot hold a reservation date over the phone.
Payment and Rental Rates
All pavilion rentals are based on a 4-hour minimum and by the hour after that period. With all pavilion rentals, a separate, refundable $100 damage fee will be collected to cover any damage caused to the pavilion during the course of the rental. You can pay for your permit with a check or money order. Download the BREC Pavilion Rental Rates.
Requests for Refund Due to Rain
Refunds will only be given with proper advanced notification or if the event is a total rain-out. Proper notification will be considered a written notice to BREC received at least 7 days prior to the scheduled event. Rain-outs will be considered a day of inclement weather which prohibits your usage of the pavilion. Once the pavilion is occupied, there are no refunds due to inclement weather and you forfeit your rental fee. A $5 processing fee will be assessed for every rental refund.Written requests for refunds due to inclement weather must be received within seven days of the pavilion reservation. Written refund requests may be mailed to BREC, ATTN: Recreation Department, 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Issuance of refund checks for payment made by check or cash takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
If you need to modify an existing reservation (time, date, etc.), it must be done at least 7 days prior to scheduled use. All modifications are subject to availability. Call 273-6409 for modifications.
Helpful Planning Information
- BREC facilities cannot be used for commercial, religious or political purposes
- No activities may be held after 10 p.m.
- Pets must be leashed at all times
- No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto or sold on BREC property
- Groups of 75 people or more will be considered a special event and require a special event permit.
Special Event Permits Links
Click here for the special event policy information.
Click here for a Special Event Permit Application.
In case of an emergency at the park site, call BREC Park Rangers, 225-252-2620.