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Airline Community Park featured in The Advocate | BREC gets public input on new plan for Airline Highway park, future for State Fair unclear


From The Advocate…

A preliminary sketch of a reimagined park on Airline Highway, unveiled to the public Tuesday by the East Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation Commission, includes a new community center, trails, woodlands and a playground.

However, the future of the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, which for 35 years has been held at the Airline Highway property that came to be known simply as “the fairgrounds,” is not clear. It’s possible the fair would have to find a new location if the park doesn’t have enough open space to accommodate it.

BREC’s Airline Highway park covers approximately 120 acres near the Ascension Parish line and is bordered in part by Ward Creek and Bayou Manchac.

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