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Get Motivated Seminar at the Baton Rouge River Center
Traffic and Parking Information for Monday, December 5

The Baton Rouge River Center will be hosting the Get Motivated Seminar on Monday, December 5th. Doors will open at 6:45am and the event begins at 8:00am. Expected attendance is over 7,000. CATS Trolley Service will be available from 6am to 6pm on the regularly scheduled downtown route. Detailed information regarding parking, trolley and shuttle service is below. It is advisable to use alternative routes, besides Government Street, into the downtown area including Convention Street, Florida Blvd., Highland Road and River Road. More information about the Get Motivated Seminar

For further information contact Kristen Canezaro, Rhonda Ruffino or Stephen Schilling at the Baton Rouge River Center (225) 389-3030.

CATS trolleys will operate between 6:00am and 6:00pm. The CATS trolleys are a FREE service and will drop guests off in front of the River Center on River Road. The River Center is trolley stop 20.

Map of CATS Downtown Trolley Loop

Parking Lots/Garages within walking distance of the River Center:
-River Center East & West Garages located on the corner of Government & St. Louis
-Belle of Baton Rouge Mayflower
Street Parking Garage
-Belle of Baton Rouge River Road Parking Garage
-3rd Street Garage
Parking Lots/Garages that will be supported by trolley service:
-Lipsey Parking Lot located at the corner of St. Philip and South Boulevard
-Welcome Center Parking Garage located on the corner of North Street & River Road

For more information on locations, rates and times please refer to our interactive map...

Mall of Cortana Parking Lot
Located at the Mall of Cortana near the intersection of Airline Highway and Florida Boulevard. The lot being used is located across from Lowe's near the Virginia College. Take Cortana Place road around the mall and turn into the mall parking lot across from Lowe's. The lots open at 6am and parking and shuttle service is free.

Weekend Events Update

7th Annual Trees of Light Celebration
Enjoy the voices of Father Greg Daigle and the Greater Baton Rouge Children's Chorus in the House Chamber and the music of Eric Baskin in the Senate Chamber. All proceeds go to The Hospice of Baton Rouge Patient Care Fund. For more information call 767-4673 or email

Old State Capitol
Sunday, December 4, 5PM

Christmas in the Atrium Santa's Wonderland Workshop Extravaganza
Tonight, all children of Military and Veterans get in FREE and adults are HALF-PRICE. Only $5 with a Military ID.

The Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge
Friday, December 2

For more information on the Downtown Development District, visit our website.

227 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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