Forest Community Park

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115.62 Acres - This park is located in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. Forest Community Park serves a larger geographic area than a neighborhood park and is designed to engage the entire family for a whole day. Higher levels of maintenance, security, and recreational opportunities are offered at community parks. BREC reopened the park in 2010. It features re-defined vehicular and pedestrian circulation throughout the park while improving upon the existing baseball/softball fields and the recreation center. The park hosts a variety of features. To see a photo gallery of the park, click here.

 Raising Canes Dog Park
Everyone has a howling good time at the second Raising Canes' Dog Park to open in the parish. Rules and regulations for dogs and their humans are at the entry gate.

Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset
BREC offers bank fishing only, no motorized boats. No trout lines. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries laws must be followed. Click here to learn more about fishing at BREC lakes.

Soft peat gravel walking and running trails are located throughout the park. 

 Community Playground
A large community playground hosts a variety of slides, equipment and climbing aparatus on artifical footing. No more sandy shoes or bottoms! Parents are welcome to join in the play or sit comfortably nearby to watch their child interact with other children.

Splash Pad
The splash pad is an interactive water play area with no standing water.
This splash pad will be on from March - October, daily, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The splash pad is activated with the green push button on the light blue pole in the splash pad area.
Spray features will run for approximately 2-3 minutes and turn OFF. Pushing the button will re-engage the system. 


The renovated Tennis Center features a pro shop and 11 lighted tennis courts. Click here to learn more about BREC's tennis program.

 League Sports
Youth and adult softball league games are played at this park. Click here to learn more about BREC's softball program.

Playground, Picnic Areas, Pavilion Rentals, Recreation Center, Spray Pad, Indoor Basketball, Tennis Court (Lighted), Baseball Field (Lighted), Dog Park, Hard Surface Walking Paths, Walking Loop, Fishing Lake


For more information about this park, please contact:

Facility: 225-752-1853

Recreation Manager: John Arbour, 225-275-9819



13900 South Harrell's Ferry Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816


Daily, from sunrise to sunset. Recreation Center: Mon-Thurs, 1-9 p.m. and Fri, noon-8 p.m.

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