EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Monday, March 23, 2020 – In accordance with the Stay at Home order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards, BREC will close playgrounds, dog parks and outdoor restrooms at the close of business today. They will remain closed until the order is lifted.
BREC’s six golf courses will evaluate operations to determine if options are available to continue to offer golfers opportunities to play outdoors while complying with the social distancing and all other state mandates. Parks, trails and conservation areas will remain open and continue to provide a vital resource to the community.
“I encourage everyone to follow the Governor’s Stay at Home order, and I want to thank him for including engaging in outdoor activities as an essential activity as well as for encouraging walking, biking and hiking during this stressful time,” said BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson. “Our parks make the perfect safe place for community members to engage in these activities while also providing many physical and mental health benefits. If you visit our parks during this time, please follow the Governor’s orders and come in small groups of less than 10 people and follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and sanitizing your hands every hour. Working together, we will get through this,” said Wilson.
BREC will continue adding to the online “Refresh Your Mind” portal, housing videos which allow residents to experience BREC facilities and activities from the safety of their homes. The portal is housed at www.brec.org/refresh.
Twenty-five BREC parks are also being utilized to provide thousands of meals for at-risk children through a partnership with Three O’clock Project. Routes and schedules for meal deliveries can be found here: www.threeoclockproject/COVID.
Please monitor BREC’s website and social media pages for further updates.