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BATON ROUGE PARKS AND RECREATION

City-Brooks Community Park: Baton Rouge’s Favorite Place to Play

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No place brings Baton Rouge residents together to play like BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park. Located near the city’s Garden District, the park’s amenities include a golf course, tennis center and lakes for fishing and kayaking. There is also a large playground, dog park, brick labyrinth and an art gallery.

On weekend afternoons, families gather at picnic tables for barbeques, or line up at the mobile ice-cream stand. Croquet players gather on putting-green-smooth lawns outside the gallery, where fountains and a splash pad beckon children during summer months. Paved paths around the lakes provide a safe place for runners and walkers at any hour. Families enjoy outdoor movies on summer nights, and the park’s oak trees glow with lights during the winter holidays.

The park's newest amenity is underway — construction of a children’s museum, designed by the Boston architects who developed the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, ​began in 2015. Once complete, The Knock Knock! Museum will feature hands-on learning zones like a “story tree” and an “art garden” for children from birth to 8-years-old.