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BREC offers Wi-Fi to park users in EBR

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Monday, January 05 2015 Jan 5, 2015 January 05, 2015 1:02 PM January 05, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - After months of gearing up, BREC is now offering public Wi-Fi internet access at more than 30 of its facilities throughout the parish.

The Recreation and Park Commission calls the new service "BREC Open", and says it will allow park visitors to choose between three different packages based on their individual needs for connection speeds. The service starts with a free "basic" package that has no download limits, but comes with the limitations of slower speed and limit of two usage hours per day. BREC says the basic package is perfect for the casual web browser who is visiting one of their parks

Information about the Premium offerings can be found on BREC's website and can be paid for through mobile devices with several payment methods.

"I am pleased that BREC is able to offer this service to park visitors as we continue our efforts to enhance their experience at our facilities," said BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight. "We want to help our visitors stay connected as they enjoy the serenity of their local park and allow them to more easily access information about their parks, register for programs or sign up to volunteer for BREC."

BREC Open is currently available at the following locations:

-Church Street Recreation Center
-Forest Community Park Recreation Center
-Independence Community Park Recreation Center
-Lovett Road Park Recreation Center
-North Sherwood Forest Community Park Recreation Center
-Perkins Road Community Park Recreation Center
-Zachary Community Park Recreation Center
-Beaver Creek Golf Pro Shop and Deli
-City-Brooks Community Park Golf Pro Shop
-Woody Dumas Golf Pro Shop and Waterfront Café
-Howell Park Golf Pro Shop
-J.S. Clark Park Golf Pro Shop
-Santa Maria Golf Pro Shop, Deli, Fitness Center
-Webb Golf Course Pro Shop and Fitness Center
-BREC's Administrative Building at Womack Park
-Upper Deck Batting Cages and Training Facility
-Baton Rouge Gallery
-Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center and Educational Building
-Highland Road Community Park Observatory
-Independence Community Park Theatre
-Liberty Lagoon Water Park
-Magnolia Mound Plantation Visitors Center
-Perkins Extreme Sports Park
-Independence Community Park Tennis Center
-Greenwood Community Park Tennis Center

More sites are expected to be added in the year ahead. For more information, call (225) 272-9200 or visit BREC's website.


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