Baton Rouge Lakes

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation collaborated with local leaders and residents to create the Baton Rouge Lakes Master Plan.  The Foundation is in discussions with organizations that are interested in paying to implement the plan.

The plan addressed two key problems:

  1. The lakes are in decline and will turn into mudflats if nothing is done

  2. They are used for recreation but not designed for it.

SWA Group and Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects, with ideas and comments from the community, created the master plan. They recommend dredging to ensure survival of the lakes and to improve water quality for at least five decades. What's dug up would provide the material for parks and paths, creating a great public space for Baton Rouge. 

Consultants included the Center for Planning Excellence and Suzanne Turner Associates.