Posted by
Message
member12
Marquette Fan
Bob's Country Bunker
Member since May 2008
24859 posts

BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

BREC to unveil plans for Baton Rouge (Baker) Zoo and Greenwood Park with a party on Aug. 17

LINK

BREC will unveil its master plan for improvements to both Greenwood Park and Baton Rouge Zoo on Aug. 17 with a party to which the public will be invited, BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson told the Baker City Council on Tuesday.

The Baton Rouge Recreation Commission has been planning to improve the zoo since it decided in 2018, in response to public outcry, to keep it in its current location on Thomas Road, Wilson said.

One of the main parts of the plan is to move the zoo entrance to Highway 19 and combine the parking lot with Greenwood Park, bringing more visibility to both facilities. Improvements to the zoo and Greenwood Park will be done in phases, with a groundbreaking in summer 2020, Wilson said.



quote:

Some $5 million earmarked in 2014 for zoo improvements still hasn’t been spent, Wilson said, and that money will be used for phase one.

Upgrades planned for Greenwood Park include expanding the Waterfront Building, adding a kitchen for public use and more space to the popular structure.

“We hear that people hold weddings there and they have to bring in food,” Wilson said.

BREC also plans to renovate the Cohn Arboretum house within Cohn Arboretum on Foster Road to preserve the history of the building, while at the same time bringing it up to date, he said.

Mayor Darnell Waites said the city and BREC are seeking state funds to bring softball and baseball fields in Baker up to tournament level so high school teams can compete within the city. At least $1.6 million is needed for those improvements, the mayor said.



I'm so glad they are keeping the zoo way up in Baker. Moving it to a more convenient location just makes too much sense.


GetBackToWork
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
4432 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
Remember folks, Gary prefers we recognize the zoo by its new name, "The North Baton Rouge Zoo".


Perhaps North Baton Rouge will form a break away district.


PhilemonThomas
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2015
2251 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
Interested to see their poo poo smell mitigation plan for the new zoo.


Jones
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2005
79284 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
What a waste of money


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
100
BobLeeDagger
Purdue Fan
In your head
Member since May 2016
3800 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

“We hear that people hold weddings there and they have to bring in food,” Wilson said.



Trashy


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
upgrayedd
Lamar Fan
Lifting at Tobin's house
Member since Mar 2013
93656 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
We'll see a direct correlation between park improvements and an increase in LEAP scores, a decrease of fatherless families, and a sharp drop in murders!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
70
blueboy
LSU Fan
between here and there
Member since Apr 2006
37679 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
The people who use Greenwood the most, by far, are the disc golfers, and it looks like they're getting screwed once again.


djangochained
LSU Fan
Gardere
Member since Jul 2013
16311 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
frick disc golfers


stapuffmarshy
LSU Fan
lower 9
Member since Apr 2010
16082 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

We hear that people hold weddings there and they have to bring in food,” Wilson said.


This place will be much better

Image: https://i.etsystatic.com/12282648/r/il/473550/1387170734/il_794xN.1387170734_cyq1.jpg


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
40129 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
They should just close it down.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
21
FlyinTiger93
LSU Fan
Member since May 2010
830 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
Will there be a tunnel to the zoo, so you don't have to drive through North Baton Rouge to get there?


cleeveclever
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2008
1606 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

Interested to see their poo poo smell mitigation plan for the new zoo.




Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
blueboy
LSU Fan
between here and there
Member since Apr 2006
37679 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

frick disc golfers

Suck a barium enima out of this guy's ass.

Image: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vi-zMgZ6k_U/hqdefault.jpg



You need goofy white guys milling around the park to keep it from becoming a total crack whore hookup and dead body dumping ground.

We make the world a more pleasant, harmonious place, you dick-tickling frick toy.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
BeepNode
The City of Central
Member since Feb 2014
940 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

Will there be a tunnel to the zoo, so you don't have to drive through North Baton Rouge to get there




I-110. It's really a decent location as far as zoos go. Not that hard to get to by most in the parish. How convenient do you think getting to SBR is from Central?
This post was edited on 6/12 at 1:12 pm


Tigeralum2008
LSU Fan
Yankees Fan
Member since Apr 2012
11518 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
SantaFe
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
173 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
Those poor zoo animals should be returned to their native habitat and this zoo should be closed. Perhaps they could lease the land for a grocery store that they say they need.


jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
3933 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
That area isnt a terrible park. Dumas revitalized and tying it all to the nice zoo would be nice.

Slice your driver into the elephant pen


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Tigeralum2008
LSU Fan
Yankees Fan
Member since Apr 2012
11518 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

Those poor zoo animals should be returned to their native habitat and this zoo should be closed. Perhaps they could lease the land for a grocery store that they say they need.



Went to the zoo last week for an event. I cannot believe that place is allowed to stay open.


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
6780 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

I-110. It's really a decent location as far as zoos go. Not that hard to get to by most in the parish.


I agree with this. Has anyone driven in South Baton Rouge lately? The traffic sucks.

We go a good bit and have never felt threatened or unsafe. Plus, I don't believe their cost to build in South BR.
This post was edited on 6/12 at 1:43 pm


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
6780 posts

re: BREC to unveil plans for the overhauled Baker Zoo and Greenwood Park on Aug 17
quote:

Went to the zoo last week for an event. I cannot believe that place is allowed to stay open.



Hence the "Overhaul".


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram