BREC travels the parish this month celebrating new amenities at parks and special facilities.
On Saturday, BREC will host a grand opening for the newest addition to BREC Disc Golf, the Louisiana Health Connections DiscGolfPark at Scotlandville Park, at Interstate 110 Scotlandville Parkway.
The event will be held at the beginning of the course at the Monte Sano Avenue entrance. The course was built by volunteers, including devoted disc golfers from Kingfish, and the Baton Rouge Disc Golf Association. This is the third DiscGolfPark installed in the country and the first in Louisiana, a news release said.
It features natural topography in the form of rolling elevation changes uncommon to Louisiana, while Bayou Monte Sano runs the length of the park and weaves through stunning oak trees. The grand opening featuring disc golf demonstrations, disc golf experts and giveaways will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. The public is invited.
BREC’s Riverbend Park Trail, 5800 River Bend Lakes Drive, is complete and a ribbon-cutting will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. The trail connects Riverbend Park to BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center and continues to the levee.
The ribbon-cutting will kick off a fundraising campaign by area residents who wish to partner with BREC to renovate Riverbend Park. Area residents are invited to attend an open house following the event and share their vision of what amenities they would like to see at the park. Activities include a food truck, recreational games, tennis activities, giveaways and more. To donate to the Riverbend Park fund, visit brecfoundation.org.
The month’s final celebration is at BREC’s Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Ave. A t 1 p.m. on April 23, BREC will break ground on new features at the popular water park. A phase-two project opening in 2017 will include two new thrill slides and a two-person flow rider surfing machine. Additional picnic tables with umbrellas, deck space, concessions, restrooms, rental lockers and a second admission entrance gate also are included in this phase. The project will increase the maximum capacity of the park from 600 to 900 visitors. Liberty Lagoon opens to the public on April 30.
For information on these events, contact BREC’s Volunteer and Special Events Manager Monica Dugas at (225) 272-9200, ext. 446, or email@example.com.