Highland Road Community Park

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Highland Road Community Park
Highland Road Community Park sign (Baton Rouge).jpg
Type Urban park
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°20′55″N 91°04′37″E / 30.3486°N 91.0769°E / 30.3486; 91.0769Coordinates: 30°20′55″N 91°04′37″E / 30.3486°N 91.0769°E / 30.3486; 91.0769
Area 144.04 acres (0.5829 km2)
Owned by BREC
Operated by BREC
Status Open all year

Highland Road Community Park or Highland Road Park, is a 144.4-acre (0.584 km2) public park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1] The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) owns and operates the park.[2]

The park is the home course for the LSU Tigers cross country and LSU Lady Tigers cross country teams.[3]

Park amenities[edit]

Baseball Fields[edit]

Youth baseball and tee ball fields are located in the park.[1]

Boat Launch[edit]

The boat launch at the park provides paddling access to Bayou Fountain and Bayou Manchac.[1]

Cross Country[edit]

Highland Road Park is the home course for the LSU Tigers cross country and LSU Lady Tigers cross country teams.[3] LHSAA cross country races are also held in the park.

Disc Golf[edit]

The disc golf course is located on the rolling hills section of the park.[4]

Highland Road Park Observatory[edit]

The Highland Road Park Observatory sponsored by BREC, the LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society is located on the south side of the Park.[5]

Recreation Center and playground area[edit]

This area offers an indoor gymnasium and rooms that can be used for events. A splash pad and pavilion are located in this area of the park.[6]

Rugby and soccer[edit]

The Baton Rouge Rugby Football Club field and soccer field is located in the northern field of the park next to the recreation center.[7]

Tennis Center[edit]

Tennis courts and a tennis academy are located in the park.[1]

Walking Path[edit]

A walking path is located in the park.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Highland Road Community Park". brec.org. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  2. ^ "BREC General Info". brec.org. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Cross Country to Host LSU Invitational". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Updates to BREC's park on Highland Road include disc golf, fitness center, walking and bike paths". nola.com. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Highland Road Park Observatory". bro.lsu.edu. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  6. ^ "Highland Road park latest in Baton Rouge to undergo makeover, with new splash pad and other amenities". theadvocate.com. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  7. ^ "USA Club Rugby: Geographical Unions". usarugby.org/. Retrieved 2017-11-23.