Posted: Jun 30, 2014 12:30 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Jun 30, 2014 12:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - BREC officials declared July as "Parks and Recreation month" in East Baton Rouge Monday, and urged residents to spend the month enjoying time outdoors.
BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight said this year's theme, "OUT is IN", encourages everyone to take activities normally associated with the indoors like dinner, work or meetings outside into the fresh air.
The theme is meant to counter the results of a new national study that shows nearly three out of 10 adults in the U.S. do not spend time outdoors on a daily basis.
McKnight said BREC has 182 parks throughout East Baton Rouge where you can go to get outside and get involved in the creation of a healthier community this month. BREC also has a number of events planned for July, including the nighttime opening of the Liberty Lagoon Water Park on July 19 for a "Movie at the Lagoon" showing of "Despicable Me 2".
The BREC Outdoor Adventure Department also plans to offer several programs throughout the month that focus on outdoor activities like rock climbing and paddle boarding.
A full list of the events scheduled by BREC this summer can found in their 2014 Summer Guide.