2017 was a GREAT year for BREC, our city parks department. Let’s count ’em up…


I have often said a great city has great public parks, and BREC spent 2017 making that a reality. Let’s look at just a few of the many accomplishments of our public park department over the past 12 months…

*Expansion and installing air conditioning of recreations centers at the Anna T. Jordan, the Jefferson Highway, Gus Young Baker and Antioch BREC parks

*Two new thrill rides AND a surfing simulator were added to the Liberty Lagoon water park

*BREC completed its first boat launch at the Highland Road Community Park

*Major renovations to the Howell and N. Sherwood Community Parks

*And…just in time for the New Year, an addition to the Botanical Garden at the Independence Community Park.

In the weeks ahead, BREC will push on with continued improvements and innovations to make sure we have a public parks system to be proud of. Watch this space for information on a special Volunteer Tree Planting Day and other terrific plans ahead. I’ll say it again: get out and enjoy the many things BREC has to offer the Capital City. Playgrounds, dog parks, nature trails, athletics facilities and SO much more and remember: IT ALL STARTS WITH BREC!!

Thanks for stopping by

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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