friends of lafitte greenway


As the Lafitte Greenway we continue to promote this great public space and host community events.

Our commitment is to foster a vibrant and active greenway that encourages economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces. To support Friends of Lafitte Greenway donate today and stay up-to-date with our newsletter!

  • From the blog

    The Greenway is open!


    Today, Mayor Landrieu hosted the grand opening of the Lafitte Greenway with City Councilmembers, city officials, state and federal representatives, and community partners. We are thrilled to announce that the Greenway is officially open! Get out there and enjoy.

    Friends of Lafitte Greenway extends our heartfelt thanks to Mayor Landrieu, the New Orleans City Council, State of Louisiana Office of Community Development, the federal partners, countless local and national partners, and the individual volunteers and supporters that have given their time, passion, and resources to make this dream a reality.

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    Lafitte Greenway Opening Friday, November 6


    Dear Lafitte Greenway Supporters,

    I am thrilled to share the below invitation from the City of New Orleans to the opening of the Lafitte Greenway tomorrow! It took a community working together to create this new public space. Please join us tomorrow morning at the grand opening press conference and celebrate with us tomorrow evening at the Greenway Soirée fundraiser. Stay tuned for announcements about community events to celebrate the Greenway's opening!


    Sophie Harris
    Executive Director
    Friends of Lafitte Greenway

    INVITATION: Press Conference to Celebrate Grand Opening of Lafitte Greenway 11/6

    We invite you to join us Friday, November 6, 2015 as Mayor Landrieu, City Councilmembers, City Officials, and community stakeholders celebrate the grand opening of the Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path.

    Stretching 2.6 miles, the $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path is a multi-use trail and linear park connecting six historic neighborhoods from the French Quarter to Bayou St. John and Mid-City. The Lafitte Greenway corridor is bounded by Basin Street, Lafitte Street, St. Louis Street, and North Alexander Street.

    This major project has been a direct result of your collaboration and dedication to ensuring New Orleans is an active and livable city.

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu
    City Councilmembers
    City Officials
    Community Stakeholders

    Friday, November 6, 2015
    10:30 a.m.
    *weather permitting*

    Corner of N. Galvez Street and St. Louis Street
    New Orleans, LA 70112

    *Photo by Tenbo Air

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  • Upcoming Events

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    Free Aikido lesson on the greenway this Saturday

    The Friends of the Lafitte Greenway and NOLA Aikido will host an outdoor fitness event on the patio of Mid-City Market. NOLA Aikido will present an Aikido demonstration, followed by a free beginner lesson. The event is free and open to the public.

    This fitness event takes place this Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mid-City Market, 401 North Carrollton Avenue. All ages, sizes, and experience levels are welcome.

    Source: Mid-City Messenger

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    A green space connects NOLA neighborhoods

    The Lafitte Greenway’s freshly paved walking and biking path and newly manicured landscape is officially open. City officials and greenway supporters held a grand opening on Nov. 6, marking the end of several years of work, including assistance from Tulane University.

    The 2.6-mile Lafitte Greenway transforms one of the city’s oldest rail lines into a multiuse transportation corridor and linear park, connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. The City of New Orleans broke ground on the $9.1 million project in March 2014. Friends of Lafitte Greenway, the nonprofit steward of the greenway, spent several years generating financial support for the project, developing programming on the land, and promoting it as a community space.

    Source: Tulane University

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