Imagine Your Parks 2 - Phases of Design & Construction
After nearly a year of gathering input from the public, BREC has developed the Imagine Your Parks2 Better Parks-Better Living 10 year strategic plan. As part of our accreditation process, BREC creates and implements a strategic plan every ten years to guide the progress of the system. BREC is one of only 106 nationally accredited parks systems in the country and was recently recognized as among the top ten recreational systems in the nation. We would like to thank you for your continued support and patience as we redesign, rebuild, and re-open our parish parks.
Current Park Projects
Click the park to find out more information about the current projects and park updates. The individual park projects are separated into categories based on park/facility classification: Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, and Special Use Facilities. These categories were established through the strategic planning process. To learn more about the difference between the types of parks, visit the Community or Neighborhood Park page.
Special Use Facilities
Some of our projects are on a larger scale and will involve multiple parks and facilities. Follow the links below to learn more about these System-Wide Updates.
Completed Park Projects
Looking for information on park projects that were recently completed under the Imagine Your Parks 2 strategic plan? Visit the Completed Park Projects page for more info.
If you're looking for info on the Imagine Your Parks strategic plan (2005-2014), visit the Imagine Your Parks Portfolio page.
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Recent Park Improvements News
BREC has begun the first phase of renovations to the Downtown park that houses its Boxing Academy. The North 14th Street Park is located just off of North Boulevard in the newly expanded Downtown Development District and within the neighborhood known as Downtown East.
BREC is pleased to announce the launch of the master planning processes for the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park. Two nationally-acclaimed design consultants have been selected through a competitive bid process and kickoff meetings were held in late November 2018, allowing the consultants to gain a better understanding of the sites and scope of the projects.
Continuing steady progress on the implementation of the Imagine Your Parks 2 strategic plan, BREC invested more than $12-million on fourteen completed projects, and fifteen others in the planning phase, in 2018. Dozens of new amenities were introduced to parks throughout the parish with even more underway for the coming year to help residents of all ages play, discover and grow in their park system.
In the first step toward the creation of a reimagined Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, BREC is soliciting proposals from highly qualified and innovative design teams to develop a master plan for the 660-acre park.
Thursday, March 22, the BREC Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. at 6201 Florida Boulevard. The meeting will include a presentation from outside experts who have evaluated BREC’s Airline Highway Park as a feasible site for the Zoo.