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Take a look at BREC’s $20 million master renovation plans for the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park

BREC unveiled its master plans on Saturday, Aug. 17 for its renovations of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, costing an estimated $20...

Plan Ahead: limited access on levees for Fourth of July, multiple festivities around Baton Rouge

Individuals planning to watch fireworks on the levee this Fourth of July will need to find an alternate plan due to high river levels, according to...

ICYMI: inaugural Bandito Festival rocks Galvez Plaza + Photos

Attendees of the first annual Bandito Festival embraced the heat this past weekend as they relaxed outside for a rockin’ food and music lineup. The...

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Bike share program coming to BR in early 2019

BR selects South Carolina-based Gotcha as vendor to handle bike share program launching in 2019. According to The Advocate, the launch of The Gotcha Group’s bike share program in Baton Rouge will have 500 GPS...

Ever been plogging?

A worldwide craze has found its way to Baton Rouge! Originating in Sweden, plogging is getting a large group of people to pick up litter around their city while jogging.   After watching this viral YouTube video about...

BR Zoo announces summer City Appreciation Days

If you’ve been waiting for a good time to visit the zoo, now is your chance! The BR Zoo is hosting City Appreciation days that include BOGO admission. Date for Baton Rouge is June 9, Baker is June 2, Zachary is...

Poll: Is Baton Rouge green?

According to National Geographic, Baton Rouge was named one of the U.S. cities with the most “green space.” The post was made for small cities with a mix of “concrete building and fresh green grass...

It’s National Take a Walk in the Park Day!

You heard right. Kick off the weekend by taking a stroll through one of BR’s many parks… Perkins Rd Community Park BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Independence Park Highland Rd Community Park Drusilla...

Keep BR Beautiful Clean Sweep Day

Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, The Great American Cleanup and Mayor Broome have teamed up for a citywide volunteer cleanup day and need your help. On Saturday, April 14th BR residents are asked to join their local...

What do you think about the BREC Zoo relocation?

Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome and surrounding area mayors met this morning to discuss zoo relocation plans. The 2 year old conversation is finally coming to a close. During this morning’s press conference, area...

#idigbr of the week: get outside!

What better way to celebrate our gorgeous string of weather than to feature some of our favorite outdoor photography from this week! Thanks for “digging” BR! #sunshine #sunny #sunnyday #southerncharm...

CAA Adoption of the Week: Meet ‘Color’

In honor of National Love Your Pet Day, we’re proud to announce our first Adoption of the Week presented by Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge! Color is a 1 year old border collie mix. She weighs around 35...

Adopt a parade horse today!

No, seriously. In 2017, the Humane Society of Louisiana and Cascade Stables teamed up to start an adoption series for horses that participated in Mardi Gras parades, to ensure that they didn’t get sold at auction...

Scope out some stars tonight

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society says it’s hoping for clear skies Tuesday night for their Sidewalk Astronomy event. The group will set up telescopes at the Perkins Rowe fountain to get a glimpse of the local...

Shrimp season to begin Aug. 18

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has declared that the first date for the fall shrimp season is Aug. 18, according to a Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries news release. It kicks off at 6 a.m. that day. The...

Video: An alligator walks into a cemetery

Louisiana resident Kim P. Haines was near a Morgan City cemetery yesterday and saw something a little startling — an alligator. She captured the instance on video and posted it to her Twitter account. You can watch the...

What’s the most underrated place in Louisiana?

The answer may surprise you. According to Thrillist, the most underrated place in Louisiana is the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, about 60 miles outside of Baton Rouge. Bayou Teche is about 135 miles long and runs along...

Travel Diary: Havana, Cuba

For decades, Cuba has been the forbidden Caribbean island located 90 miles away from Florida. We’ve heard about Cuban immigration policies in the news, and we’ve seen Cuban food in restaurants, but for most of us the...

Outdoors: Trail blazing in the suburbs

The day after Thanksgiving, my girlfriend and I skipped the malls and hit the trails. This has been our Black Friday tradition since before REI made it cool, but this year we were happy to see so many people on the...

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