Kids & Community

One of BREC's main focuses is to develop progamming that helps families and children stay active outdoors. Join a class as a family or attend one of our many community events for a day of family fun. Check out our camps in the summer and on school holidays, which aim to keep children active while they are away from school. Also during the summer months, families can enjoy several swimming pools and the Liberty Lagoon Aquatic Center.

Upcoming Events

Choose one of the categories below to see upcoming events or check out the calendar below to see all Kids & Family events.

Community Events



Health & Wellness


Kids & Family Facilities

Want to learn more about our Kids & Family facilities? Follow the links below to learn more and see what programs and events are happening there.


Neighborhood Parks


Upcoming Kids & Community Events

Boo at the Zoo

The Zoo invites you to join us for Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not- scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Children can visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, wander through the Hay Maze or explore our Enchanted Swamp.

Forest Park Junior Tennis Academy

A continuous, year-round program offering both developmental and high-performance sessions. Academy Director Eric Street

Highland Park Junior Tennis Academy

This is a continuous, year-round program separated into semesters. Skill levels include beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate. Academy Director Natalie Johnson

Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for ages 6-10.

Recent Kids & Community News

  • BREC Hosts Family-Friendly Halloween Events

    With fall in the air, families can celebrate Halloween this October with a host of family-friendly Halloween events throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.

  • BREC Hosts Community Egg Hunts

    – Hop into the holiday season with BREC’s Community Egg Hunts at various parks. Gather up the family for these community egg hunts filled with family fun for all ages.

  • BREC Christmas Holiday Operating Hours

  • CAAWS to host 23rd Annual Santa CAAWS fundraiser with BREC at new location

    The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, the first animal welfare organization in Baton Rouge founded in 1979, is hosting its 23rd Annual Santa CAAWS fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 6, at BREC’s Perkins Road Community Park located at 7122 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Bring your kids, friends, family and pets. to have their picture taken with Santa!

  • BREC to Host Juneteenth Celebrations

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will host two Juneteenth celebrations at Howell Place Gym and Gus Young Park. Both events will include food, games and music and are free and open to the public.

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