Baton Rouge Sports and Recreation

Baton Rouge Sports and RecreationIt doesn't matter what type of sports and recreation activities you're in to, you'll find so many places in Baton Rouge to either take that outdoor walk or hike, find a perfect spot to fish, catch a football game, or even take a chance and see what it's like to skydive! Whatever adventure awaits, you'll find the way to make it happen when you check out the great places for recreation and sports in Baton Rouge.

 

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Pro Sports

New Orleans Saints
The closest professional sports team to Baton Rouge is the NFL Champion team of the New Orleans Saints. Led to the Superbowl by quarterback Drew Brees, the team survived the horrific effects of Hurricane Katrina to emerge as America's underdog team, winning back some hard-fought respect and victory in spite of all the obstacles the team faced. The team plays in New Orleans's Superdome and is a statewide favorite as fans travel from all corners of the state to see the team in action on the gridiron.

Address: Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, LA 70112 - MAP
Phone: (504) 587-3663 or (800) 756-7074
Web: www.neworleanssaints.com

Louisiana State University's Tigers
Louisiana State University's Tigers have a lot to growl about. Not only does their mascot literally live on campus in an impressive lair, the school also boasts a football team that has earned three national championships in the 1958, 2003 and 2007 seasons. Additionally, LSU fields teams in 20 varsity sports. LSU's athletic events are one of the best bets for sports action in the state.

Address: Nicholson Dr. and S. Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 - MAP
Web: www.lsusports.net

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Anna T. Jordan Community Park
The Anna T. Jordan Community Park is a local favorite for a manageable, nicely laid out walking trail. At .62 miles it is relatively short, but walkers like to go around the trail several times to get their daily workout. A nice, open, well-lit walking trail offers laid-back recreation that fits perfectly into any hectic schedule.

Address: 1750 Stilt Street, Baton Rouge, LA - MAP
Phone: (225) 775-1707
Web: www.brec.org

City-Brooks Community Park
For power walkers and hikers that want a little more of a challenge, there's the trail at City-Brooks Community Park. At 1.72 miles, it is just the perfect length to allow you to work up a sweat but not so long and winding that you lose sight of where you began. It's a great trail for a leisurely walk or a recreational hike.

Address: 1442 City Park Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA - MAP
Phone: (225) 343-0461
Web: www.brec.org

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
If getting away from it all for awhile is what you're after, then the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center should be your choice for a brisk hike or power walk. The natural scenery and fresh air will do you good and the center boasts easy access so you can get in and out and back to your day.

Address: 10503 North Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA - MAP
Phone: (225) 757-8905
Web: www.brec.org

 

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Watersports

Seven Seas
The last true adventure awaits you at Seven Seas. If you have ever dreamed of scuba diving, the professionals at Seven Seas will make it a reality. The facility is equipped with a 15 foot deep pool, an on-site classroom, as well as a fully stocked retail store so that you can have everything you need for your aquatic recreation adventure.

Address: 8350 One Calais Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 - MAP
Phone: (225) 761-0333
Web: www.sevenseasbtr.com

Scuba Diving Doc
The Scuba Diving Doc, the scuba diving specialists in Baton Rouge, want to help you make that transition from their training pool to the ocean of your choice as seamless as possible. If you want to learn how to scuba dive, their staff is expertly trained to give you the latest information on how to dive safely and learn various techniques that will make your dive even more enthralling. The friendly folks will train individuals, couples, families and special groups.

Address: 16929 Highland Club Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 - MAP
Phone: (225) 439-7000
Web: www.scubadivingdoc.com

Stanford Avenue Park
Stanford Avenue Park is a centrally located area where you can cast your line and do a bit of recreational fishing while your family or friends join you for some fun. Relax in the picnic areas and on the shore while soaking up some sun and having a good time outdoors. This fishing spot is picturesque, family-friendly and enjoys a high level of popularity especially during the warmer months of the year.

Address: 901 Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 - MAP
Web: www.brec.org

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Skydive Baton Rouge
If you have ever wanted to skydive but never knew how to make it happen, let the pros at Skydive Baton Rouge take care of all the details. They are the best in the business for a reason! They will extensively train you, secure your flight suit and parachute, and then guide you through every step, including the most crucial one-when you step off the plane and into your extreme sports adventure.

Phone: (800) 260-5653
Web: www.skydivebatonrouge.com

Old South Ballooning Company
The adrenaline rush you get from being airborne is like no other, and you'll find yourself wanting to do it more than once after you safely land on the ground, thanks to the top-notch staff at the Old South Ballooning Company. Enjoy a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over Baton Rouge and the surrounding area. Make sure you have plenty of room on your camera to take all of the amazing photos from the clouds. The staff is friendly and always has your safety as priority number one. So climb aboard and enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind ride.

Address: 11811 Wentling Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 - MAP
Phone: (225) 292-4078

Laser Tag
Nothing like a friendly game of laser tag! So head to Laser Tag of Baton Rouge, put on your safety harness, grab a laser gun and hit the maze and other dizzying scenes that bring out the laser warrior in every member of the family. Even if mom and dad don't want to get in on the recreational warfare, there's a great gallery area where they can watch all the fun and enjoy something tasty from the concession stand. Laser Tag of Baton Rouge offers lots of great pricing and other specials, so make sure you check the website before heading out.

Address: 5871 South Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816 - MAP
Phone: (225) 303-0386
Web: www.ltofbr.com

 

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Leisure

Circle Bowl
Striking out can be a good thing, especially when you're knocking down all the pins at Circle Bowl. This family-friendly recreation facility features 32 lanes, a larger-than-usual amusement area called Action Alley that features all the latest in digital gaming, and a well-stocked concession area. So bring the whole family for a great afternoon or evening of good clean fun that will actually have you up and moving, whether you're bowling or gaming.

Address: 8878 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 - MAP
Phone: (225) 925-5471
Web: www.circlebowl.net

Skate Galaxy
Time to rock and roll, literally! There's so much fun to be had at Skate Galaxy, you'll have to plan on staying all day just to experience all of the recreational activities offered. There's rock wall climbing, laser tag, and, oh, yeah, roller skating. A loaded concession stand will provide the snacks for the energy you'll need to do it all, but with all the fun things to do, you'll be amazed at how fast your day at Skate Galaxy will fly by!

Address: 12828 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 - MAP
Phone: (225) 756-2428
Web: www.skategalaxy.com

Click's
Want to relax and play it cool? Then play some pool! Click's in Baton Rouge is the local favorite for billiards and a whole lot more. They tout themselves as the party headquarters, with great drink specials and a great selection at the bar. Numerous pool tables, foosball tables and other gaming opportunities make it obvious that Clicks is serious about the game!

Address: 5124 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 - MAP
Phone: (225) 925-0806
Web: www.clicks.com