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 Magnolia Mound
  Highland Road Park Observatory
Outdoor Adventure
 Independence Park Theatre & Cultural Center
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Facility Information
9-Hole Courses
HISTORIC CITY PARK
Historic City Park Golf Course is a nine-hole Tom Bendalow design with rolling terrain and practice putting green. This course is notable for its natural beauty, mature trees, lake vistas, small bayou and elevated terrain that varies by as much as 25 feet. Green fees range from $7 to $12 with senior rates available every day.
1442 City Park Ave., Baton Rouge
225-387-9523
J.S. CLARK PARK & THE FIRST TEE
OF EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
J.S. Clark is an executive style nine-hole layout, complete with a driving range and short game practice area. The First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish teaches golf and life skills to juniors ages 7 to 18. Green fees range from $7 to $12 with senior rates available every day.
2301 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge
225-775-9008
The Highland Road Park Observatory, brought to the public
by BREC, Louisiana State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, is located on the south side of BREC’s Highland Road Community Park. The Observatory houses state-of-the-art 16-inch and 20-inch reflecting telescopes.
13800 Highland Road 225-768-9948
Through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals and other special events, Magnolia Mound’s mission is to illustrate and interpret the lifestyle of the French Creoles who formed the fascinating culture that still influences life
in southern Louisiana. Central to this education mission, BREC’s Magnolia Mound strives to tell an inclusive story of those that lived and work on the property during its 110 history as a working sugar plantation. Of the 900 acres in the original Spanish land grant, BREC now owns about 16 acres of lovely grounds featuring champion live oak and magnolia trees. The property includes four buildings individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places including: a circa 1791 historic house, privy, kitchen, manager’s cottage, slave quarters, and pigeonnier.
hrpo.lsu.edu
observatory@brec.org
The BREC Outdoor Adventure department is dedicated to promoting an active, outdoor lifestyle to all citizens of EBR Parish by providing recreational opportunities that revolve around the outdoors. These programs include activities such
as, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, biking, fishing, camping and land navigation. BREC's Outdoor Adventure programs introduce and instruct patrons in outdoor sports and helps them advance through progressive skill levels. These specialized programs
also promote environmental awareness and ethical practices when in outdoor and nature-based activities. BREC's Outdoor Adventure team is committed to providing opportunities for adventure here in EBR Parish and beyond.
Mountain Bike Trails
BREC maintains two mountain bike trails, open daily from sunrise to sunset. Riders must wear helmets at all times.
HOOPER MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
6261 Guynell Dr. (in the Sharon Hills subdivision)
COMITE RIVER / KERRY STAMEY MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
8900 Hooper Road
Jean Lafitte Air Gun Range
The Jean Lafitte Air Gun Range houses two field courses and a covered site-in range.
BREC AIRLINE HWY. PARK 17200 Airline Highway
Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center sits nestled next to the beautiful Botanic Garden located inside BREC’s Independence Community Park. With a seating capacity of 750 seats, this beautiful state-of-the-art theatre is available to rent for events throughout the year and offers meeting rooms that can accommodate 75 people. Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center also features the Louisiana Artists Guild Gallery.
7800 Independence Blvd theparktheatre.com
225-216-0660
2161 Nicholson Drive Brec.org/magnoliamound
225-343-4955



























































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