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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH – BREC commends ExxonMobil on receiving a Louisiana Recreation and Park Association (LRPA) Group Citation Award for its support of various programs and projects throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding areas.

Upcoming Events
District 3 Meeting
9700 Scenic Highway Baton Rouge, LA


A LRPA District III meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 16 from 9 a.m. until Noon. The meeting will be held at the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The focus of the meeting will be Play in the Work Place. Contact Dr. Patricia Melson, District Chair by Thursday, October 1 if you plan to attend. Her email address is patricia_melson@subr.edu.
National Sports Congress
New Orleans, LA


The National Alliance for Youth Sports Congress, is where youth sports administrators from across the country come together to network, learn, and grow. This year's Congress will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Register by August 1 and save money.
Annual Conference
Lake Charles


Join us in Lake Charles for educational, vendor and networking opportunities.
Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Louisiana by uniting those engaged in the park and recreation profession. To accomplish our mission we will foster and maintain high professional qualification standards, training and ethics. We will stimulate a wider interest in the preservation and the development of the state’s recreational resources. We will serve as an information exchange for programs, activities and problem solutions. We will cooperate with other public/private related agencies. We will protect the park and recreation professional’s interests. We will analyze and initiate legislation pertaining to the profession.

Our vision is to position the Louisiana Recreation and Park Association and its members to be prepared for emerging trends and opportunities.