Outdoors

Find active events and opportunities near you for individuals and families.

Baton Rouge is a city filled with natural resources and beauty. There’s no better way to be active than to enjoy the great outdoors.

BREC Parks

BREC operates public parks and recreation facilities and programs throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This award-winning agency is a member of NRPA (The National Recreation and Park Association) and has been nationally accredited and recognized as one of America's premier recreation and park departments. BREC maintains over 180 parks that feature a wide variety of quality facilities with family-oriented leisure activities for all ages and population groups. Learn More >>

Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo was a dream of the Recreation and Parks Commission as early as 1960. In 1965, the taxpayers passed a millage election that provided more than three-quarters of a million dollars to build the facility. The Zoo is a place where people connect with animals. Over the past forty years, the Zoo has grown to become the number one year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge. Learn More >>

BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Through ecotourism and nature-based education, the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center provides opportunities for discovery and positive outdoor experiences, which foster an awareness and appreciation of natural resources. It promotes the conservation of natural areas, ecological research, and hands-on community involvement to cultivate environmental stewardship. Learn More >>

Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground

BREC's Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground is one of the areas largest and most versatile centers for horse enthusiasts. It features a newly renovated indoor arena and an outdoor arena (both lighted), 256 stalls, a cross-country event course, horse trails and RV campground. Learn More >>

Magnolia Mound Plantation

BREC's Magnolia Mound Plantation is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. Through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals and other special events, Magnolia Mound's mission is to illustrate and interpret the lifestyle of the French Creoles who formed the fascinating culture which still influences and pervades life in southern Louisiana. Learn More >>

Outdoor Activity Locations