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Enjoy the Beauty of Baton Rouge in These Top Parks

by Glenda Daughety & Team

What better way to enjoy life in Baton Rouge than to explore the amazing parks in the area? Baton Rouge parks have something for everyone, whether you want to see wildlife in it's natural habitat, enjoy a relaxing walk, or just sit back and take in the beautiful scenery.

Here's a few of the top parks in Baton Rouge just waiting for your discovery.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

This 101-acre facility features wildlife and ecology exhibits, dedicated to conservation, education and recreation. You can walk along the boardwalk to explore the 65-acre cypress-tupelo swamp filled with wildlife such as birds, bobcats, foxes, turtles and alligators.

Baton Rouge Zoo

Discover more than 944 animals and birds in their natural outdoor habitats. The whole family can also enjoy attractions such as a children's area, tram and train rides.

University Lake
W Lakeshore Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

If you're looking for a perfect setting for a relaxing walk or vigorous run, University Lake is the ideal setting. There's plenty of parking near the dog park and tennis courts. You can also drive around the lake and stop for a walk on the paved roads that circle the lake.

Riverfront Plaza

The prefect place to enjoy the views of the mighty Mississippi River, Riverfront Plaza is Baton Rouge's premier riverfront park. You can sit and watch the steamboat that docks here, or tour the USS Kidd. Walk along the river and view the statues along the way. Or you can visit the Louisiana Art & Science Museum​ and learn something new.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

If you want to explore the flora and fauna of Baton Rouge, you'll have plenty to see in this 440 acre park. You can learn about Louisiana's lush landscapes and agricultural heritage through historic, natural and educational experiences. Burden Museum & Gardens includes the LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Windrush Gardens.

Arsenal Park

A must for any walking tour of Baton Rouge, you can see the lake and lake houses, state capital and more.

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Top Things to Do in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Are you running out of ideas to entertain the family during the summer break? No problem. Baton Rouge is brimming with entertaining activities and things to do for the whole family. Here's a few of the top things to do in Baton Rouge to keep you on track this summer.

Mike the Tiger Habitat

Who doesn’t love tigers, especially Mike the tiger? Mike is the famed mascot of LSU and enjoys his life in a lush habitat that covers 15,000-square feet of space. There have actually been several tigers that have been the live mascot of LSU, with the current Mike being the 7th, with the first one in 1934 known as the “Ole War Skule.” Bring the whole family to see this majestic cat and learn about their history.

Capitol Park Museum

There’s something for everyone at the Capitol Park Museum. As their website puts it “From Louis Armstrong to Huey P. Long, from Mardi Gras to fais-do-do, and from the nation-building commerce of the Mississippi River to the life-sustaining bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, the Capitol Park Museum provides a panoramic exploration of the most vibrant state in America.”

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

If exploring nature is more your thing, then Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is the ideal place to take your family.  This 103-acre facility focuses on conservation, education, recreation and tourism.  They also feature a 9500-square-foot building filled with live animal exhibits, along with photographic presentations of the site's flora and fauna, natural artifact and mineral displays, and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection.

Baton Rouge Zoo

You can’t beat a great zoo for keeping the family entertained. In addition to viewing the animals, you can enjoy twilight tours and other events throughout the year.  You can spend more than a few hours viewing the more than 944 animals and birds, along with  a children's area, tram and train rides that make this zoo perfect for the whole family.

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Get Mad About March in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

March is here, and Spring is just around the corner. It's time to celebrate the new season and warmer weather with fun events hosted by BRECSo if you plan on buying a home in Baton Rouge, or moving here soon, get ready to enjoy the Spring events in Baton Rouge that make this a special place to buy a home.

Here's some of the events you can look forward to in March.

Little Picassos: Highland
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Highland Road Community Park
Ages: 5-8
Cost: $10 per week/ $30 for all four weeks

Introduce your young artists in the family to the world of art using paint, oil pastels, watercolor and collage techniques. All materials included.

Rockin' at the Swamp
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM​
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Children 2-17: $4
Children Under 2: No Fee
Adults: $5 
Pass members: $2

Explore the world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. You can purchase rocks and learn to identify different types of rocks and minerals.

Adult Leisure Bunny Hop: Womack
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Milton J. Womack Park
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anna T. Jordan Community Park
Ages: 55+

Why do the kids get all the fun at Easter? The young at hearts can break free from the traditions and enjoy recreational activities, games and an egg hunt.

Dog Day at the Swamp
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Cost: General Admission Applies; free for pass holders

Don't leave your canine friends out of the fun. BSNC will be dropping it's "no pets" policy for the day to let them enjoy the trails with you. All pets are welcome, but must be leashed and vaccinated.

Have fun this March in Baton Rouge as we welcome the Spring season.  Check back each week on our blog for more great information about Baton Rouge and real estate.  And make sure to follow us on Facebook for up to date Baton Rouge real estate news.

Enjoy the Great Baton Rouge Outdoors

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge LASpring is inching toward us, so maybe you're tempted to get outside and start having some fun.  If you live in Baton Rouge or planning to buy a home here, you'll soon discover that Baton Rouge is brimming with outdoor fun and excitement. From nature parks, gardens, paths, and a zoo, you'll find more than a few ways to enjoy nature's wonders.  Here's a few of the best parks and natural attractions in Baton Rouge to get you started.

Baton Rouge Zoo

Sure, the zoo may seem like an obvious place to go to enjoy nature, but the Baton Rouge Zoo is an exceptional example of natural exhibits.  Since 1970, the Baton Rouge Zoo has been a place where residents and visitors have connected with animals and nature. And of course it's the ideal place to take the whole family.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

This 103-acre center focuses on conservation, education, and tourism. You can visit the 9500 sq ft building filled with live animals, photographic exhibits, natural artifact and mineral displays, and more. Then you can explore over a mile of gravel paths weaving through various habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests.  It's an ideal place for birders and for spotting various creatures in their natural habitats.

University Lake

Located on W Lakeshore Drive, University Lake is a favorite among Baton Rouge residents. A scenic accent to the campus, this lake is a peaceful place to walk, jog, or drive around and enjoy the view.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

The Mission of the Botanic Gardens is to "promote the importance of plants and their environment to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of the citizens of Baton Rouge, the state of Louisiana and the world." And you can certainly see how they accomplish this when you visit their 440 acres of flora and fauna in the heart of Baton Rouge. Visiting the park also helps support their important research related to agronomy and other related studies. It's also the perfect place for amateur photographers.

Baton Rouge is the perfect place to buy a home for anyone who enjoys the wonders of nature.  Check back on our blog every week for more great reasons to live and play in Baton Rouge.

Explore Baton Rouge Parks!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

It’s springtime in Baton Rouge, and the best way to enjoy the season is in Baton Rouge parks. With over 180 parks in Baton Rouge, you’re sure to find one that has what you need to get the most of your time outside. You can even use the BREC website to find the best park based on interest or by zip code. So what are you waiting for?  Here’s a few parks in Baton Rouge you’ll want to explore soon.

Doyle's Bayou Park

This lovely conservation area offers a magnificent landscape of meadows, stream, and lakes.  It’s the ideal place to go fishing, playing in the playground with your kids, having a relaxing picnic, or playing a ball game or soccer.

Expressway Park

Expressway Park features a number of amenities all set in this beautiful 40-acre park. Amenities include a playground, picnic areas, pavilion Rentals, recreation center, fitness station, basketball courts and a Baseball Field.

Howell Community Park

This is the perfect park to spend the entire day at with the family. It’s one of the oldest park s in the system and one of the busiest, mostly because of all the great facilities. The kids will love engaging in deep-space adventures in the space-themed playground. Along with the rec center, pool, tennis court, baseball field and walking paths, your family will have hours of fun.

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