The Best of Baton Rouge Outdoor Activities Where Are You Spending Spring?
With spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy everything our area has to offer. Baton Rouge sports a variety of local parks, which make great venues for having family fun and making unforgettable memories! Check out these must-visit parks and outdoor activities! Located off of Stanford Avenue, this local gathering spot offers unique scenery and has something everyone in the family will enjoy. A pedestrian bridge and a handicapped- accessible pier were recently installed to give visitors the best view of Baton Rouge Beach. Beachgoers can bury their toes in the sand or relax in a hammock and forget their stresses. Have an active family member? They can walk the quarter-mile of paved trails or check out the park’s new exercise station to burn a few calories too! At the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, visitors can explore the wildlife of the bald cypress-tupelo swamp and the beech-magnolia and hardwood forests via boardwalks and trails. In the swamp, onlookers may see an assortment of wildlife roaming the area, including snakes, turtles, deer, otters, opossums, rabbits, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, and armadillos. At the exhibition center, visitors can enjoy live animal exhibits, mineral displays, and more. If your kids want to continue learning about local wildlife, they can attend a nature expedition. These are conducted throughout the year along with group tours, live animal encounters, holiday and summer camps, bird walks, toddler activities, and field trips. MILFORDWAMPOLD MEMORIAL PARK BLUEBONNET SWAMP
JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE
Burbank Sports Complex. At these parks, your canine can play off leash in a controlled environment and socialize with other dogs and people. There are many outdoor adventures to be had this spring! If you want to find a fun park to visit or activity for your family to do, be sure to check out VisitBatonRouge.com for more information!
This historical park, named after the French pirate Jean Lafitte, is comprised of six separate sites and protects the Mississippi River Delta region’s natural and cultural resources. Nature gurus can observe turtles, snakes, and alligators swimming through waterways or sunning themselves on logs and bayou banks in the Barataria preserve. The family history buff should check out the Chalmette Battlefield, the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.
RAISING CANE’S DOG PARK AND BURBANK DOG PARK
Have a four-legged friend that needs to get out of the house? If they’re a good dog, take them to one of the community’s amazing dog parks! There are several in the area, including Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Zachary Community Park and Burbank Dog Park at
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