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BATON ROUGE PARKS AND RECREATION

Play Among the Hills at Highland Road Community Park

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There is plenty to do at the 144-acre Highland Road Community Park in South Baton Rouge. Amenities include a tennis center with lighted courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, soccer and baseball fields, an archery range and running trails that weave through hilly, oak-dotted terrain. The park is also home to the Highland Road Observatory, a facility that houses a 20-inch telescope that draws stargazers of all ages during weekly programs and popular summer camps.

The wide-open stretches of lawn at Highland Road Community Park make it an inviting spot for pitching a blanket on the grass to people-watch or sunbathe. Paved walking paths lined with benches and exercise stations make this park a popular choice among early morning and after-work dog walkers and stroller pushers. Youngsters enjoy exploring its small creek and traversing the wooden bridge that crosses it. Play options include an indoor basketball court and a large playground with swings and covered picnic tables. The park’s meadows attract individuals of all ages for both leisure and sport.