Category: Parks & Recreation

Art, infrastructure and resilience come together in Gatto Playground

The city hosted a celebration of art and infrastructure on Saturday (May 15) at Gatto Playground. Not far from London Avenue, the event focused on the themes of water, remembrance, adaptation and ecology. Local artists Langston Allston, Courtney Egan, Brendon...

Irises, cedars and willows: Making the accidental forest a neighborhood park

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger A 27-acre woodland that borders Dillard’s campus is set to be transformed into a wetland park. Plans from the initial design phase include trails, a playground, an outdoor classroom and areas for ecological research.  On...

Viewpoint: Does Churchill Downs prioritize gaming over horse racing?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist In a decision that critics say speaks directly to corporate greed, Churchill Downs is challenging the Louisiana State Racing Commission’s emergency ruling that requires Churchill to temporarily take in 500 horses displaced from Delta Downs...

Gentilly Resilience District launches lantern walk, online program, public art project

In March 2019, the Gentilly Resilience District installed viewing boxes throughout the neighborhood for residents to get a glimpse of the developing designs for Gatto and Filmore Playground, Wildair Drive, and Wingate Drive. As the design phase for the projects...

Together for Parks 2019

Early registration urged for NORD summer camps

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, which has moved its summer camp registration online, is now pre-registering for the NORD youth summer camps serving participants ages 4 through 12. Choose from camps focusing on sports, visual arts, theater arts, STEM,...