Highland Road Community Park

Highland Road Community Park

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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.

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The archery range has been permanently relocated from Highland Road Community Park to Louisiana Park at 6998 Antioch Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817.

Recreation Center and Playground area

This recreation center houses an air-conditioned indoor gymnasium and three (3) siderooms that can be used for party rentals and community meetings. This park also features a splash pad and pavillion. 

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Pavilion Rentals

Highland Road Community Park has one pavilion available to rent. The pavilion size is 45’ x 30’ with 8 tables and a compacity of 65. For more information about renting this pavilion, visit the Pavilion Rentals Page.

Boat Launch

BREC’s launch at Highland Rd. Community Park is up and running providing paddling access to Bayou Fountain and ultimately Bayou Manchac. This boat launch is unique to the area and the first in the BREC Blueway Trails and Launches project (part of the CAPP initiative). To learn more about the launch and other Blueways, visit the BREC Blueway Trails & Launches page.

Baseball Fields

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.

Disc Golf

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.

Tennis Center

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.


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 Park Observatory

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 Community Park. To learn more about the Observatory and the programs there, visit the Highland Road Observatory Page.


  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • Basketball - Indoor Court
  • Boat Launch
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Rugby Field
  • Spray Pad
  • Tennis Court (Lighted)


For more information about this park, please contact:
Facility: 225-767-4003


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Sanora Cole
Recreation Manager  |  Region 2
6201 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: 225-252-6026
Angie Palmer
Program Coordinator  |  Region 1 and 2
6201 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-272-9200 ext 545
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BREC Labor Day Operating Hours BREC Hosts Community Egg Hunts BREC Hosts Community Egg Hunts BREC and the Louisiana State Medical Society Bring New Program to East Baton Rouge Parish BREC Begins Summer Camp Registration BREC Welcomes Ilyasah Shabazz for Black History Month Event: Growing Up X Welcome the Season with BREC’s Family-Friendly Holiday Events BREC Receives Fifth National Accreditation BREC Receives Preliminary Notice that it has Earned Fifth National Accreditation BREC Superintendent Proclaims July Parks and Recreation Month in East Baton Rouge BREC Commission Approves Budget for Capital Improvement Program BREC Invites Public to Grand Opening Celebration at Highland Road Community Park BREC to Open New Highland Road Community Park Pavilion with Music Celebration and Family-Fun Events BREC Begins Public Meetings to Create New Strategic Pla BREC to Host Volunteer Appreciation BRECfast on Nov. 22 BREC to Host Community Input Meeting for Highland Road Community Park Louisiana Senate Proclaims Support for Parks and Recreation LSU and BREC Take Action to Fight Hunger with CANapalooza Food Drive Highland Road Park Observatory Celebrates International Astronomy Day May 7 Highland Road Park Observatory Highlighted in The Daily Reveille Creepy Science and Celestial Fun: Highland Road Park Observatory Hosts Spooky Spectrum Come Enjoy a Spectacular View of the Perseid Meteor Shower This Thursday at Highland Road Park Observatory BREC to Host Kids Quickstart Tennis Karnival

Programs & Events at Highland Road Community Park

04.23.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

04.23.18 - Youth 360

04.24.18 - Youth 360

04.25.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

04.25.18 - Youth 360

04.25.18 - Little Chefs Academy

04.25.18 - Co-Ed Boxing

04.26.18 - Youth 360

04.27.18 - Youth 360

04.30.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

04.30.18 - Youth 360

05.01.18 - Youth 360

05.02.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.02.18 - Youth 360

05.02.18 - Little Chefs Academy

05.02.18 - Co-Ed Boxing

05.03.18 - Youth 360

05.04.18 - Youth 360

05.07.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.07.18 - Youth 360

05.08.18 - Youth 360

05.09.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.09.18 - Youth 360

05.09.18 - Little Chefs Academy

05.09.18 - Co-Ed Boxing

05.10.18 - Youth 360

05.11.18 - Youth 360

05.14.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.14.18 - Youth 360

05.15.18 - Youth 360

05.16.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.16.18 - Youth 360

05.16.18 - Little Chefs Academy

05.16.18 - Co-Ed Boxing

05.17.18 - Youth 360

05.18.18 - Youth 360

05.19.18 - Messy Masterpieces

05.21.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.21.18 - Youth 360

05.22.18 - Youth 360

05.23.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.23.18 - Youth 360

05.23.18 - Little Chefs Academy

05.23.18 - Co-Ed Boxing

05.24.18 - Youth 360

05.25.18 - Youth 360

05.28.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.30.18 - Zumba Gold: Highland

05.30.18 - Little Chefs Academy

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Highland Road Community Park

Highland Road Community Park


14024 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Facility: 225-767-4003


Daily, sunrise to sunset
Recreation Center:
Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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