Parts of BREC parks are back under phase one reopening

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33/FOX 44) – People are back in the park as more trails and recreation centers reopen, but some areas are still taped off to help with social distancing so you can play it safe.

Dog parks, trails, walking paths and golf courses are reopened at BREC parks.

“I’m really excited, especially with the time of the year and the weather,” said Lindsey Wichern who was visiting City Park with her family.

Tennis players are also feeling the love, now that tennis centers are open again.

“We’re just excited for everybody to be able to come out and play, get out of the house and just enjoy the sport,” said Krista Andry with BREC Tennis.

BREC is taking steps to make sure you’re safe. Some tables are still taped off and benches are flipped over to help with social distancing. Restrooms are reopened, but only one person is allowed at a time and there is a sign you can flip from vacant to occupied to let the next person know.

Corey Wilson, BREC Superintendent, explained, “Keeping staff safe, keeping the public safe, and we’ll do whatever we need to do that.”

Soccer fields, outdoor fitness equipment, pools and splash pads are still closed. Despite that, Wichern said the park is the perfect place to be right now.

“I have young kids. They’re two and five and so just being able to come out and be outside as a family again. I’m really excited,” said Wichern.

BREC will also offer some virtual summer experiences for kids and modified in-person camps that are set to open on June 8th.

For a list of what’s open and what’s closed at BREC parks, click here.

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