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  • Kenilworth park to get shaded playground Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC park at Kenilworth is getting some extra shade for the playground. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is funding a "The Sun Shades" project to provide shade covers at different parks throughout the city. They're partnering with BREC to complete the project. Leaders of... more »
  • Man shot dead, suspect detained

    August 12, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An evening shooting left a man dead, police said a few hours after responding to the call in the parking lot of the Renaissance Gateway apartment complex in the 600 block of North Ardenwood Drive. The 28-year-old victim, who was still unidentified as of this post Tuesday,... more »
  • New playground in New Roads Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- Volunteers spent part of the weekend building a playground. The area is part of a larger complex and is set to open next month. Some people hope the playground will serve as a tool to keep kids busy during the summer. "It's very needed. The closest... more »
  • New Roads receives playground grant

    April 28, 2014 4:42 PM

    NEW ROADS - The city of New Roads announced Monday that they received a $15,000 grant to build a new playground, and asked for the public's help with the construction. The grant, part of a nationwide project called "Let's Play", will cover the costs of playground equipment for the... more »
  • School science project leads to arsenic investigation Play Video

    February 7, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study that started as a middle school project quickly transformed as a school safety investigation. This follows a News 2 Investigation of contaminated playgrounds around East Baton Rouge Parish. Two students, Jalen Scott and Desirae Gardner, stopped by the studio to talk about their... more »
  • Playground dangers due to heat

    August 24, 2011 6:55 PM

    BAKER - The heat is on, and some surfaces you may not think twice about can be blisteringly hot. Safety experts say any surface above 120 degrees can burn your child's skin, which can include any outside surfaces that get direct light like playground equipment and seats. The... more »
  • Body found at Jay Street playground

    January 4, 2011 10:46 AM

    Update: A 27 year old man was shot to death at a Baton Rouge playground Tuesday morning. Family members tell News 2 the victim is Jammar Washington. Police say Washington was shot several times at the park on Jay St. under Interstate 110. Washington had an argument... more »
  • Chicot State Park lodges open

    July 23, 2010 5:07 AM

    The Chicot State Park is getting an upgrade with two new deluxe lodges, a pavilion, fishing pier, boat launch, and playground. The Office of State Parks says facilities are in demand at the park. The lodges will sleep up to 14 people and will cost $160 per night from October... more »
  • New Orleans' first park proposed in 20 years

    June 9, 2010 5:25 AM

    Property once owned by a film production company that went bankrupt will become the first new public park in New Orleans in 20 years. The Trust, a national conservation group, told New Orleans CityBusiness that the $3.8 million project will be built on an 18-acre parcel along the Lafitte Corridor... more »
  • New Playground for YMCA

    May 1, 2010 1:08 PM

    Hundreds of volunteers came out to the baranco Clark YMCA to help build a playground. The playground was designed by kids and funded by kaboom and foresters. The 3,120 sq foot playground includes a climbing wall, swings, slides and picnic areas. Watch News 2 at 6 for more details. more »
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in playground shooting

    March 8, 2010 5:49 AM

    Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that killed two teenagers and injured another at a Waggaman playground. Deputies say it happened Sunday around 9:15 p.m. The victims have been identified as 17-year-old Kedrich Stewart and a 15-year-old, both of Waggaman. The third victim is being treated for his... more »
  • Brusly Elementary gets $10,000 grant for new playground

    December 2, 2009 4:05 PM

    Brusly Elementary was one of two schools in the country selected to get a $10,000 NFL Play 60 grant from Kaboom to build a new playground. The school's current playground features only a few slides, swings, and jungle gyms. Students were asked to participate in the creation of the... more »
  • Plea for playground equipment in Denham Springs

    October 30, 2009 4:49 PM

    State budget cuts slashed plans for new playground equipment at Southside Elementary in Denham Springs. That's why school leaders are asking local businesses for help. Right now, the playground for Pre-K students is bare. To fill it, it'll cost about $23,000. Jasper Contractors agreed to pay for equipment.... more »

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