Welcome to Baker, LA
The City of
The City of
Baker can provide for almost every personal need,
and the Mayor and Council are here to serve you. We have many
neighborhood parks and BREC's Greenwood Park facility has recently been
renovated and now has revamped eighteen-hold golf course; two lakes for
canoeing, kayaking and fishing; walking and bicycling trails, disc golf;
two dog parks, a playground and a splash pad; a multipurpose theater and
an amphitheater. Next to
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is adjacent to our city and boasts the most prolific rare wild animals in the nation.
There is easy access to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport it is located only five miles from Baker.
Baker is a natural hub for various businesses. The City is in close proximity to twenty‑five industrial plants employing thousands of workers. ExxonMobil, one of our community partners, has several plants nearby.
Baker was established in May 3, 1888 and was proclaimed a village on December 27, 1944. Baker became a town on September 16, 1948 and on August 21, 1962, Baker became a city with a population of 5,814. Baker hosts a variety of historical buildings and places, including, the Baker Heritage Museum, Leland College, the Chamber of Commerce Building, that used to be a one-room school house, and a historic school auditorium designed by famous architect, A. Hays Town.
The Baker Walmart's Murphy Oil gas station consistently offers the lowest fuel prices in the northern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish.
The Baker Fire Department holds a class 2 rating the second highest rating available. Holding a class 2 rating means residents pay the least possible amount on homeowners insurance.
We have excellent bus service coverage and are currently adding new routes throughout the city.
Every year in September, we have the Baker Buffalo Festival, a child-friendly festival that hosts many events, including live bands; amusement rides; a beauty pageant, talent show; car show; golf tournament; boxing competition; spelling bee; art contest, 5k run/walk and a 1 mile special needs and children's run/walk; a magician; ExxonMobil chemistry demonstrations and laptop give-aways; safety demonstrations, child car seat checks; free horse rides; and old-fashioned children's games.
We have more churches per capita than any other
We have five schools in the City of
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