BREC’s Capital Area Pathways Project (CAPP) is proud to announce the site selection to be studied for the first linear park for development in East Baton Rouge Parish. The 2.8-mile trail corridor stretches from Siegen Lane to Bluebonnet Blvd. along Dawson and Ward’s creeks. The BREC Commission unanimously approved the project concept tonight at their regular monthly meeting.
“This trail could add great recreational and transportation value for the community residents and make significant improvements in their overall health and well being. We are very excited to get started with this project,” said Bill Palmer, BREC Superintendent.
This trail corridor is being pursued for four important reasons; the location is very visible, the land owners are in support of the project, the project links many destinations, construction can be quickly accomplished, and finally, it has potential for future growth and linkage to other future trails.
Developer of “The Grove,” Richard Carmouche, offered his support by offering right-of way access for the trail. “I welcome the opportunity to share this unique property in a progressive new park trail project through this public-private partnership with BREC.”
Members of the Baton Rouge Area Safe Streets (BRASS) group also endorsed the trail project at tonight’s committee meeting. Matt Diez, spokesperson for the group said, “This is exactly what this community needs.”