Baton Rouge mayor announces upcoming openings of City-Parish buildings, BREC facilities


All Baton Rouge City-Parish buildings will be open to the public Wednesday but will have strict restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.

In addition to adhering to physical distancing guidelines and being required to wear masks, people will be screened prior to entering the buildings.

On Monday, the Baton Rouge City Court will open, but the public still encouraged to use online and phone services. The 19th Judicial District Court will be available for emergency matters Monday. The Clerk of Court’s Office will also open.

The following BREC facilities will open Monday as well, according to city spokesman Mark Armstrong:

  • Dog parks
  • Magnolia Mound grounds
  • Public restrooms and recreation centers in community parks
  • Tennis centers
  • Neighborhood practice fields for individual or same-household activities with groups with less than 10 people

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will be open to the public Thursday.

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