Reimagine the Lakes 

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Exciting changes are coming to the University Lakes System. A partnership between LSU and state and local partners is working to create a more sustainable lakes system through ambitious environmental restoration that will also add tremendous recreational value for all people of Baton Rouge.

Bring Forward the Vision

In 2016 the Baton Rouge Area Foundation sponsored a master planning process that set forth an ambitious vision for the University Lakes system. The planning and design work on the implementation effort engaged residents from near and far to define the detailed design to implement the vision set forth by the master plan. This process includes detailed field investigations of the lake's bottom and surrounding area, schematic design plans for the entire lakes systems and construction documentation used for the first phase of improvements to the Lake's natural systems and the recreational amenities that surround it.

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Artist Rendering, Does Not Indicate Final Plans

What's In Phase 1?

Based on currently obtained funding, Phase 1 construction will focus on dredging five of the six lakes: City Park, Erie, Crest, Campus, and College Lakes. Additionally, a network of pedestrian and cyclist paths will be improved in certain areas to make the use of the lakes safer and more comfortable for all people.


Additional improvements and recreational amenities will be built along the length of the lake's edges and surrounding park spaces.

Phase 1 construction is slated to begin in Summer 2022.