May 2019

Ever wanted to stargaze with pros? The Observatory crew can help! What about kayaking? Our Outdoor Adventure team has opportunities for you! Looking for a swampy good time or dog-related art? The Bluebonnet Swamp and BREC Art teams have got you covered there. We have no shortage of outdoor fun - there's even swimming opportunities with Liberty Lagoon open on weekends! 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.


City-Brooks Community Park

This tournament features a singles round robin format for inexperienced players new to tournament play. Age divisions: 12, 14, 16, and 18. Free snacks and awards for players.
May 3
4-8 p.m.


Independence Community Park

Cinco de Mayo is a worldwide celebration and has become a Baton Rouge favorite. We invite you to celebrate the Mexican holiday with authentic food, great music, children’s village, arts and crafts, information vendors, family games and more in a beautiful setting. Partnership with AmeriHealth Caritas
May 5
1 – 4 p.m.


Greenwood Community Park

Looking for something more than your average cup of Joe to kickstart your morning routine? Try adding a little spice with Kayaks & Coffee, a fantastic blend of adventure and exercise to get you ready to face the day. Join us on the water at Greenwood Community Park, followed by coffee in the Waterfront Cafe after.
May 7
10 a.m. – noon


Highland Road Park Observatory

Every year since 2007, HRPO has proudly taken part in this worldwide celebration of all things related to astronomy, physics, aeronautics and the American space program. TThe last three years have seen the highest attendances in the HRPO IAD event history.
May 11
3 – 11 p.m.


Baton Rouge Zoo

Held the second Tuesday of every month, this program is designed for 3- to 5-year-old children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Programs are 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and will incorporate many exciting activities including a train ride, animal encounters, art projects, "Zooper" snacks and many other hands-on projects that you and your child can enjoy together.
May 14
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Sunshine Social: Prom

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+
May 17
6-9 p.m.


Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating 22 years of connecting people to nature. We’ll drop our admission fees for the day and offer live animal encounters, crafts, games, and birthday cake while it lasts!
May 18
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


City-Brooks Community Park

BREC Art is going to the dogs with its wild return of Art in the Park. This event will include live music, live art, delicious food, cold beer and crafts of all kinds for adults, kids and of course dogs. Bring your four-legged friend and family to a Sunday afternoon celebrating our two favorite things: art and dogs! BREC Art’s return to Art in the Park will raise awareness for local dog shelters and adoption agencies as well as an appreciation for local art and BREC’s community parks. The event will be located in BREC’s beautiful City Park under the oaks and in the Cane’s dog park. There might even be a doggie costume contest so, save the date for May 19 and this exciting, upcoming BREC event!
May 19
2 – 6 p.m.


Liberty Lagoon

Come on down to the last Sunday of the Summer each month for some arts & crafts, games and other special features and creatures. We will supply all kinds of fun while supplies last.
May 26
noon – 6:30 p.m.

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