This week, the Master Plan for Airline Highway Park in Baton Rouge, LA was approved by the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC), setting it on a path to implementation.
SCAPE collaborated with team lead TBG Partners on landscape architecture, ecological design and engagement for the 133-acre park at the southern boundary of East Baton Rouge Parish, where Wards Creek meets the historic Bayou Manchac. Today, Airline Highway Park is a regional park that hosts the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair and an array of diverse recreational facilities – but its landscapes experience regular nuisance flooding. The new Master Plan outlines a bold vision for the future with a planning and design approach that emphasizes green infrastructure and resilience, highlighting and restoring a variety of Southern Louisiana’s native ecosystems while providing a world-class destination for the surrounding region.
The full project team included: