Please join BREC for a ribbon cutting and lighting ceremony at Expressway Park this Thursday, November 3rd at 5:30 p.m. Lights for the recently renovated football field will be christened by Coach Terry Boyd and the South Baton Rouge Jaguars Football team. Many other amenities have also been implemented in Expressway Park over the past few years including a Walk-Ons basketball court, exercise equipment, park furnishings, and interior improvements to the Recreational Center. A portion of the Downtown Greenway, a 2.75 mile bicycle and pedestrian corridor, is also located within the park and links to inner city residential neighborhoods, other downtown parks, businesses, and cultural attractions utilizing the existing BREC parks, interstate infrastructure, and public right-of-ways. Expressway Park was the first portion of the Downtown Greenway completed and the North Boulevard portion is expected to complete construction by the end of 2016.
Expressway Park is strategically located, connecting all to enjoy its amenities, from the downtown workers of the Water Campus to the inner city residents of Beauregard Town, Spanish Town, Central Business District, Downtown East, Mid City, Garden District, and Old South Baton Rouge! Check out the map highlighting the park, nearby neighborhoods, and associated walking distances. It's closer than you think!