Free Sandbags Available at BREC Parks in East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, LA (PPN) – Free sand and bags are available at several BREC parks in East Baton Rouge Parish as Hurricane Harvey continues to get closer and stronger. Hurricane Harvey officially became a Category 3 with 125 mph winds Friday.

The Department of Public Works officials will be at Memorial Stadium this weekend from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help residents fill sandbags, if needed.

A maximum of 20 sandbags per vehicle is allowed, according to The Advocate. Residents are advised to bring a shovel to fill the bags. Below are a list of BREC parks with sand and bags available:

  • BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway
  • Chaneyville Volunteer Fire Department – Station 40 – 22790 Reames Road
  • BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Meyer Road
  • BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
  • BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 South Flannery Road
  • BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane
  • BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street
  • BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road
  • St. George Fire Department Headquarters – 14100 Airline Highway
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