Mississippi River Levee Trail

A 13 mile stretch of the levee bike path extends from Downtown south to LSU, and continues to L'Auberge Casino at the southern end of the parish. The 15 foot wide path includes separate lanes for bicycles and walkers/joggers as well as lighting, seating and water fountains.

The Mississippi River Levee Trail offers many recreational activities. The activities range from biking to jogging, as well as, a quiet walk or rollerblading along the Mississippi River. People looking for a quick, downtown calorie-burning exercise can follow the .5 mile and 1.5 mile Levee Loop Paths on the map below. Come enjoy one of Baton Rouge’s greatest assets.

Riverfront Levee Multi-Use Path
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Downtown Greenway

The Downtown Greenway is a pedestrian and bicycling corridor that links inner city residential neighborhoods to downtown parks, businesses, and cultural attractions utilizing the existing BREC parks, interstate infrastructure, and public right-of-ways. The creation of the Greenway is also intended to spur new investments and redevelopment in the city’s core. The Downtown Greenway’s schematic design was completed through the EPA’s Greening America’s Capitals program and Design Workshop produced the final design processes.

Construction is now complete on the first components of the Downtown Greenway at North Boulevard, the Riverfront Access @ Florida St. and BREC’s Expressway Park. The Riverfront Access @ Florida Street project connects the Greenway to the Riverfront Levee Path and Expressway Park is a collaborative project between the Downtown Development District/City Parish and BREC. The East Boulevard/T.J. Jemison portion is set to be completed in Early 2020.

Downtown Greenway Map

American Heart Association Walking Paths

The walking paths, featuring three distances of one mile, two miles and three miles, is a step toward heart disease prevention and reducing heart disease death in the capital area. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Louisiana, according to the American Heart Association. The walking paths are sponsored by Albemarle Foundation, Amedysis and Milton J. Womack.

The American Heart Association’s designated Walking Path program provides safe and accessible walking paths that give communities a resource that can be used to increase heart health.

American Heart Association Walking Path Map

Happy's Running Club

Happy’s Running Club is a combination of serious and recreational runners and a great resource for anyone looking for training partners for any running distance. Organized runs are scheduled for every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. (run begins at 6:15 sharp) – Starting at Happy's Irish Pub on Third Street downtown. The runs rotate between 5 routes in order to keep things fresh. Maps of the routes (located below) are provided before the weekly run.

The club was started in 2008 by Scott Higgins and Michael Lang and has grown to 1000 members with a weekly average of 300 runners each week. The sole philosophy of the club is also their motto: “Run… drink… and be HAPPY!”

Running Club Facebook Page
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Heart Trail

This 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) walking trail is designed to offer you a guided tour through Downtown Baton Rouge's most beautiful neighborhoods and iconic landmarks, all while promoting a healthier heart lifestyle. Simply follow the hundreds of unique heart shaped art pieces created by local students and artists to find your way!

Heart Trail Map

YMCA Running Path

The YMCA running paths feature one, two, and three mile distances beginning at the downtown location, Charles W. Lamar Jr branch. The branch is located near the State office buildings and IBM offices at 521 Third Street.

The Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA is located in Downtown Baton Rouge, and has been serving the area since 2001.

YMCA Running Path Map