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BREC reveal plan for transformed Howell Park

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The public will be able to play baseball, catch a few fish and even play a little golf, according to plans for a transformed Howell Park. 

The new plans for the old golf course were revealed Wednesday at BREC's meeting. 

It includes space for multipurpose ball fields, a lake for fishing, and even room to teach kids about golf. 

Howell Park only served about 35 people a week as a golf course. Baton Rouge will still have six other golf courses.

"People want open spaces. They like to get out picnic and have fun, and this is going to allow us to do this," said BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight. 

The hope is to break ground on the changes in the summer of 2016.

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