Page 4 - BREC 2022 Fall Playbook
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 A Word from BREC
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BREC Commission
KENNETH POINTER, CHAIRMAN SANDRA DAVIS, VICE-CHAIR
DONNA COLLINS LEWIS, TREASURER ROSSIE WASHINGTON, JR.
CONNIE BERNARD WILLIAM SCHEFFY COLLIS TEMPLE, JR. JASON HUGHES TRINA HALL
BREC Executive Staff
COREY K. WILSON, BREC SUPERINTENDENT
REED RICHARD, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF SYSTEM PLANNING
BRANDON SMITH, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF RECREATION PROGRAMS + FACILITIES
ANDREA ROBERTS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER ANEATRA BOYKIN, CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER TRACY FOUNTAIN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT COREY WILSON
   Dear BREC Families,
It is hard to believe that another summer season has ended, and school is about to begin. Our team has been busy planning a host of events and programs to make this a fall to remember in East Baton Rouge Parish. The popular Pool Pawty to mark the end of the summer swimming season will once
again take place with sessions for both large and small dogs to enjoy the water with their owners. After that event, Liberty Lagoon will transition to weekend hours with surf and slides available for use during the warm September weekends.
You can also bring your dogs to a new Outdoor Adventure program – SUP Dawg – where stand up paddlers can enjoy the water with their furry friends. The Extreme Sports Park will also host a new Reauxller Jam event to celebrate roller skating month at the best place in the region for outdoor skating–the 30,000 square foot Extreme Sports Park at Perkins Road Community Park. We are excited to debut First Saturdays, a series of nature programs that will be held at the brand-new nature station at Frenchtown Road Conservation Area as well as the opportunity to watch the full lunar eclipse at the Highland Road Community Park Observatory.
BREC will bring back its popular after school programs, holiday camps and programs for children too young for school at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge Zoo and select recreation centers. And of course, the holiday season will be filled with fun events to enjoy with your family and friends. You will find all of
your long-time favorites along with newer events such as Full Moon Fete, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Let it Sneaux, sensory events for children with special needs and much more.
We are also excited to announce the opening of BREC’s new Barringer Art Center at the Barringer Park recreation center. Our talented Art division will offer a variety of programs for adults and children as well as the opportunity for local artists to show their works at the site.
And of course, fall is synonymous with football and other sports. Be sure to register your team, or find one looking for new members, for all fall sports in our popular athletics leagues. You can also learn new skills with clinics especially geared towards those interested in learning how to play pickleball, lacrosse and rugby.
We are diligently working toward completion of many large-scale construction projects including the first phase of the reimagination of the Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, recreation center, pool and pool house at Howell Community Park, the new boat launch at Manchac Park and the dredging of the Lakes. You’ll also see new projects started including a bicycle/pedestrian greenway to connect Scotlandville Parkway with Memorial Stadium, the 13th community park in BREC’s system at Airline Highway and new master plans for Perkins Road Community Park and Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.
Please use this PlayBook as a guide for you, your family, and friends to make this fall one to remember in your beautiful park system.
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Corey K. Wilson, BREC Superintendent










































































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