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Nearby Events in the Baton Rouge area

Hilltop Arboretum


Spring Fling Plant Sale ~ Rain or Shine!

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 12:00noon - 4:00pm


Click here for link to their website:  Hilltop Arboretum 
The Arboretum is open to the public free of charge, seven days a week during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk).

The Office is open from 9:00-4:00pm Tues. - Fri. 

The LSU Hilltop Arboretum is located at 11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge (70810), approximately 6 miles south of LSU, between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Siegen Lane.  Support our Hilltop Arboretum!!


Hodge Podge
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023

Discover Nature Program
Documenting the Nature Around You
March 28, 2023

BREC Parks in Baton Rouge

BREC Parks
(The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge was created in 1946)

Nearby BREC Parks

Burbank Soccer Complex 247.84 Acres


  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • Dog Park
  • Lake
  • Soccer Field

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center -  102.75 Acres 
  • Natural Area/Nature Preserve
  • Nature Trails

Highland Road Community Park - 144.04 Acres


  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • Basketball - Indoor Court
  • Boat Launch
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Rugby Field
  • Spray Pad
  • Tennis Court (Lighted)
The Highland Road Park Observatory, brought to the public by BREC, LSU's Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society,  is located on the south side of BREC's Highland Road Park.  The observatory houses a state-of-the-art 20-inch reflecting telescope, which has been used to discover over 50 asteroids, and an all accessible 16-inch reflecting telescope.

Perkins Road Community Park -  52.2 Acres
  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • BMX Track
  • Cycling Velodrome
  • Lake
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Skate Park
  • Soccer Field
  • Stadium
  • Tennis Court (Unlighted)
  • Walking Track/Loop – Outdoor

Rue LeBouef Park -  5.97 Acres

  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Unlighted)
  • Playground
  • Tennis Court (Unlighted)

LA Art & Science Museum

First Sunday at LA Art & Science Museum and other Current Programs at the Museum
For more information on the museum and registration for activities below, go to


Programs for children and families 
Special Programs for Children and Families

Kids' Lab Weekend Chemistry Program 
Second and Fourth Saturdays and Sundays of each month
Sessions are 45 minutes in length. Saturdays at 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM, & 2:00 PM Sundays at 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

Monthly Programs

River City Jazz Masters and
other Arts Council Events

(Bringing the Arts to Baton Rouge)
Downtown Weekend Events (Downtown Development District)

Country Road Magazine - Current Events around Baton Rouge, New Orleans, St. Francisville, North Shore, & Lafayette
Lots of events around our area, places to visit, Natchez Spring Pilgrimage, things to do!