Category: Parks & Recreation

City Park will soon turn on a million lights for Celebration in the Oaks. Expect some changes to the holiday tradition

The New Orleans holiday family tradition Celebration in the Oaks will turn the lights on beginning Thanksgiving night (Nov. 25), and they will continue to shine through Jan. 2, 2022. City Park’s largest fundraiser has enchanted park visitors since the...

As plans for the Dillard Wetlands take shape, neighbors express concern over access to the public greenspace

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger The 27-acre wooded area near the Dillard University campus is a rare patch of uncultivated land in a city that has, for centuries, grown around it. Its groves are thick with invasive species such as...

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...