Kids & Community


What is BREC on the Geaux?

"BREC on the Geaux" is a traveling recreation program designed to combat obesity and provide recreational activities in EBRP's socioeconomically deprived communities. The program is operated from two colorful, 14 foot box trucks loaded with a variety of physically active equipment and games for all ages. The pilot program began in June 2013 with only one vehicle that served up to 20 locations per week. As of April 2015, BREC now has two vehicles (Purple and Gold) with capabilities of reaching up to 40 communities per week during school breaks. BREC on the Geaux is also available for school recess and afterschool activities as well as health related community events with priority given to events held in underserved communities. The mobile units may also be reserved for company events, birthday parties, and family reunions held at BREC facilities or approved public locations.

Purpose: To provide fun, positive and structured physical recreation programming for children and adults who live in "play deserts".

 

Goals

  • To increase the amount of time spent in physical activities among children living in economically challenged communities
  • To provide access to safe physical recreation activity for children in locations without playgrounds
  • To promote the future development and expansion of the Mobile Recreation Program

Activities Include:

  • Funky Moves
  • First Tee Golf Set
  • Basketball Goals
  • Disc Golf Set
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Slack lines
  • Jump Ropes
  • Hula Hoops
  • Scooter Carts
  • Mini Trampolines
  • Soccer Nets
  • Footballs
  • Relay Activities
  • Team Building Activities
And so much more!

Schedule

Summer 2017
Gold Truck Schedule

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TimeLocation
Monday
10:00 am- 11:00 am Elm Grove Apartments, 70807
11:15 am- 12:15 pm Wood Plaza, 70807
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Zion Terrace/Fortune Addition Park, 70811
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Monte Sano Village, 70805
Tuesday
10:00 am- 11:00 am Capitol Square, 70802
11:15 am- 12:15 pm Mary J. Lands Park, 70802
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Gus Young Park, 70802
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Renaissance Gateway Apartments,70806
Wednesday
10:00 am- 11:00 am Roosevelt Street Park, 70802
11:15 am- 12:15 pm Duane Street Apartments, 70802
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Expressway Park, 70802
Thursday
10:00 am- 11:00 am Kelly Terrace, 70807
11:15 am- 12:15 pm Zion Terrace/Fortune Addition Park, 70811
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Dover Street Park, 70812


Purple Truck Schedule

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TimeLocation
Monday
10:00 am- 11:00 am Elm Grove Apartments, 70807
11:15 am- 12:15 pm Scotland Villa, 70807
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm Kelly Terrace, 70807
2:45 pm- 3:45 pm Clarksdale Apartments, 70807
Tuesday
10:00 am- 11:00 am Hartley/Vey Park at Gardere, 70820
11:15 am- 12:15 pm Ben Burge Park, 70820
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm Ardenwood Apartments, 70806
2:45 pm- 3:45 pm Saia Park, 70806
Wednesday
11:00 am- 12 pm Reames Park, 70791
12:45 pm- 1:45 pm Yatasi Drive Park, 70739
2:15 pm- 3:15 pm Kolby Park, 70818
Thursday
10:00 am- 11:00 am Kerr Warren Park, 70805
11:15 am- 12:15 pm Monte Sano Park, 70805
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm Willow Creek Apartments, 70812
Friday
10:00 am- 11:00 pm Ardenwood Apartments, 70806
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Renaissance Gateway Apartments, 70806
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Saia Park, 70806

Event Rentals and Reservations

Events

BREC on the Geaux can be reserved for health related events in challenged communities.

Rentals

BREC on the Geaux can be reserved for birthday parties and family reunions held at BREC Parks (Facilities/Pavilions) and may go offsite for approved company, faith based or school functions/events.
Rental Fee: $100/hr. with a minimum of two (2) hours per rental
Additional 20% Out of Parish Fee for all events scheduled outside of the EBR Parish*

Mobile Recess Program

ATTENTION PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS

During the school year, BREC on the Geaux visits various schools around the Parish during their recess hours to give students the opportunity to experience an active and enhanced mobile recess program. BREC on the Geaux works with grades Pre K through 5th grade each week. The curriculum is targeted to use fun and creative ways to encourage locomotive skills, peer tutoring and teambuilding activities with guided instruction.

For more information about BREC on the Geaux, contact our program coordinator:
Michael King
225-272-9200 ext. 558
michael.king@brec.org

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