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Baton Rouge ranks in top 10 for recreation

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

East Baton Rouge Parish leaders are spreading the word in the Capitol City that Baton Rouge ranks sixth in the nation for recreation.

The website NerdWallet.com put Baton Rouge in the top ten out of 95 cities for things to do.

The BREC system now manages 183 parks, from golf courses to greenspaces to splash parks.

Leaders are also using grant money for a program called "BREC on the Geaux."

BREC leaders said all of these expanded parks and programs are only possible because parish voters supported a strategic plan back in 2004.

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