Ziplines, kayak trails, an indoor sports complex, a canopy walking path, an outdoor concert venue—all within earshot of monkeys, tigers and bears.
That’s the plan for BREC’s Greenwood Community Park and Baton Rouge Zoo. And while much of it may take a decade or more to come to fruition, officials say we’ll start seeing shovels hit the ground late summer next year. The first phase is estimated to cost up to $35 million.
After a contentious push to move the zoo to the south side of the parish—during which the zoo lost its accreditation in March 2018—BREC instead decided on an ambitious plan to update the attraction in its current location and Greenwood Park just next door.