March 2019

With Mardi Gras wrapping up at the beginning of this month, you'll definitely need more fun and outdoor entertainment to fill your schedule. But don't worry - we've got you covered! If you're looking for something family-friendly on Mardi Gras day, fishing is on deck with our Conservation crew. If you've got the luck of the Irish, try your hand at one of our two Leprechaun Game Nights. Also a big deal this month: SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION. And don't miss the chance to explore nature with Bluebonnet Swamp and Highland Road Park Observatory. All this and more - this month at BREC!

Programs & Events

Check out some of our exciting upcoming events and programs. Click the event name to get more info.
For a full list, visit our events calendar.


Zachary Community Park

Grab your fishing pole and GEAUX FISHING! We will be stocking the pond with adult channel catfish to ensure you have plenty of catch to parade around. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the day outside with the family. This event is weather dependent. Please register in advance by filling out the form at Registration the morning of will also be available.
March 5
8 – 11:30 a.m.


Zachary Community Park

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Come and test your luck at leprechaun games which include games such as Search for your "Pot-O-Gold,” Rainbow Races, Shamrock-N-Roller with sit down scooters and Laser Tag with the Leprechaun.
March 8
6 – 8 p.m.


Highland Road Park Observatory

It’s not light, it’s not dark. It’s that special time called twilight, and HRPO wants to introduce you to it!
March 8
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Rocks, crystals, and gemstones, oh my! If you like nature’s earthly treasures, this event will rock your world! Join us to explore the world of rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils. Add to your rock collection or find some unique gift items at our Rockhound Market. Make your own rock & mineral identification card on our Treasure Trail. Try your skill scaling our rock-climbing wall. Experience the excitement of the gold rush while hunting for iron pyrite in our “Gold” Mine. Create your own “rock pet” in our Stone Craft Corner. Explore ancient life forms in the Fossil Quarry. This is one rockin’ day of fun highlighting geology and earth science that you won’t want to miss. Food and beverage purchases available from on-site vendors. Sponsored by the BREC Foundation, La Capitol Federal Credit Union
March 9
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Jefferson Highway Park

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Come and test your luck at leprechaun games which include games such as Search for your "Pot-O-Gold,” Rainbow Races, Shamrock-N-Roller with sit down scooters and Laser Tag with the Leprechaun.
March 15
6 – 8 p.m.

Sunshine Social: Shamrock Shuffle

Milton J. Womack Park

Through partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer themed, monthly socials for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun. Donation is used to support this program, including supplies and door prizes each month.
$5 donation
Ages 16+
March 15
6-9 p.m.


Baton Rouge Zoo

Celebrate "Being Green" and learn how you can help wild animals and wild places at special amphitheater programs. Games and crafts will also be included for the kids.
March 16
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Independence Community Park Tennis Center

The event will feature singles divisions 10-18 and doubles divisions 12-18. It is a non-elimination format for ages 10 and under. $53.18 per person for singles and $13 per person for doubles. To enter, applicants must be a USTA member. Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 17, at 11:59 p.m. Registration is only available online through USTA. To register, go to and use tournament number 700039919. Doubles division has late registration until Wednesday, March 20, at 11:59 p.m.
March 22 + 23 + 24


Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “no pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets four days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.
March 23
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Chicot State Park

Join BREC’s Outdoor Adventure crew as we pack up our canoes and set out on our next adventure at Chicot State Park. Participants will ride out to Chicot State Park, where we will unload our canoes, and paddle out on the water. We will camp out on the lake and that evening enjoy a traditional backcountry meal. In the morning, we’ll pack up and paddle back to base. Come with a partner or we will happily pair you with a new friend.
March 23-24
8 a.m. – 2 p.m..

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