The weather is warming up and it is time to cool off in East Baton Rouge Parish. BREC opened park splash pads at City-Brooks, Forest, Greenwood, Highland, Jackson and Zachary Community Parks on April 1 for the 2016 season.

Each location operates splash pads daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from April to October.

City-Brooks Community Park splash pad can be activated with a green push button on the 3-foot brown pole next to the spray feature area at the edge of the brick near the landscaping.

Forest Community Park splash pad can be activated with a green push button on the 3-foot, light blue pole in the splash pad spray area.

Greenwood Community Park splash pad can be activated with a green push button on a pair of 3-foot yellow poles in the splash pad spray area.

Highland Community Park splash pad can be activated with a silver push button on the on the green pole next to the recreation center.

Jackson Community Park splash pad can be activated with a brass push button on the yellow pole near the tennis courts.

Zachary Community Park splash pad can be activated with a brass push button on the yellow pole in the splash pad spray area.

At each park, the button will engage the system’s spray features and run for about two to three minutes and turn off.

For more information on BREC splash pads, contact Kristin Domangue at (225) 923-3202 or kdomangue@brec.org.

Artwork you can hear

A new exhibit, “Musical Visions,” is showing through June 1 at DeAngelo’s Restaurant, 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd.

The exhibit of music-related artworks is made up of art and photographs by members of River Community Church’s Creativity Group. The variety of media and styles used reflects the members’ creative approach to the theme, a news release said.

The Creativity Group meets two Wednesdays a month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at River Community Church in Prairieville to work on a variety of creative projects including drawing, painting, knitting, art quilts, beading and scrapbooking.

For information about the exhibit or the group, email Jeanie Liehe at marvinbuys2@gmail.com or call the church office at (225) 744-4367. The church is at 36367 Old Perkins Road,.

Free valet bicycle parking

Bike Baton Rouge will provide free valet bicycle parking services in downtown Baton Rouge throughout April at the Baton Rouge Blues Fest and the Earth Day Festival.

Bike Baton Rouge volunteers will park and monitor the bicycles in a secured area provided by festival organizers.

“When it comes to getting to a festival in downtown Baton Rouge, there’s no better way than by bicycle,” said Mika Torkkola, of Bike Baton Rouge. “You don’t have to deal with traffic, you don’t have to worry about where you’re going to park your car, and best of all, you just hop off your bike and you’re already at your destination.”

Each festival will take place at or near North Boulevard in the Town Square area of downtown Baton Rouge.

Bicycle safety course, too

Bike Baton Rouge has provided free bike parking services in downtown Baton Rouge since 2006. Bike valet services will be available at each festival from opening time to half an hour after closing. Earth Day also will feature a children’s bicycle safety course, with bicycles and helmets provided.

For information, visit bikebr.org or email bikebatonrouge@gmail.com.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email southside@theadvocate.com. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.