Highland Road Community Park
144.04 Acres - This park is located in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. Highland Road 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. It is very popular because of all the features the park has to offer and for the scenic landscape.
This community park is in the midst of redevelopment. The park will not close during the renovation. The construction will only affect sections of the park at a given time. Keep up to date by visiting brec.org/construction to learn more.
recreation center and playground area
This recreation center houses an indoor gymnasium and a sideroom that can be used for party rentals and community meetings.
Located on 22.7 acres on the south side of Highland Road Park, BREC's archery range includes a practice range and field range.Target butts are available on site for daily public use. There are no equipment rentals available on site. Most sporting goods stores carry archery gear. Participation is free to the public.
These fields are located on the south side of Highland Road. Youth tee ball league games are played at this park. Click here to learn more about BREC's youth tee ball program.
The course is situated among the rolling hills and beautiful, large oak trees at Highland Road Park. Disc golf merchandise is available at the Highland Road Tennis Center and instruction is available on request. Click here for a map of Highland Disc Golf Course. Click here to learn more about disc golf at this park.
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Programs for the youth include two year-round tennis academies (Independence and Highland Parks), QuickStart tennis, tournaments, after-school programs, and holiday camps. Adults can sign up for cardio tennis, adult fun tournaments and leagues. Individual and group instruction for various skill levels is provided by certified tennis instructors. Click here to learn more about BREC's tennis program.
Click here to learn more about fishing at this park.
Baton Rouge Rugby Football Club practice is Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the northern field of the park next to the recreation center. Players of all skill levels are welcome! Click here to learn more about rugby played at this park.
Highland Road Observatory
Hours of operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday: 3-10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 6-10 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Closed
The Highland Road Park Observatory, brought to the public by BREC, LSU's Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, is located on the south side of BREC's Highland Road Park. The observatory houses a state-of-the-art 20-inch reflecting telescope, which has been used to discover over 50 asteroids, and an all accessible 16-inch reflecting telescope. The Highland Road Park Observatory is free to the public.
Playground, Picnic Areas, Recreation Center, Indoor Basketball, Tennis Court (Lighted), Baseball Field (Lighted), Rugby Field, Disc Golf, Archery Range
For more information about this park, please contact:
Recreation Manager: Edmond Morton, 225-752-9667