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   Uniquely Baton Rouge
Unlike any park system in the country: 3 Ways that BREC is Unique
 BREC, the largest parish landowner in the parish, is a vital resource for free and low-priced healthy activities in a state consistently top ranked for high concentrations of poverty and pockets of poor health. It was among the first park agencies in the nation to earn national accreditation and, in 2019, earned an unprecedented sixth accreditation meeting 151 standards. BREC is a two-time Gold Medal Award winner and 16-time national finalist.
 BREC’s unique mix of facilities mirror the history and natural resources in south Louisiana; including a swamp nature center, an observatory, equestrian and RV park, performing arts theatre, arboretum, botanical garden, a water park with the only surfing simulator in the state, six golf courses, an extreme sports park, a velodrome, a Zoo, and unique partnerships such as a children’s museum, a library, and a bike repair education program in our parks.
 Working with other public agencies, BREC is spearheading an effort to create connectivity across the Parish, increasing green and blue infrastructure, developing resilience and flood mitigation strategies, and building new recreation centers that will double as safe houses during disasters.

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