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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. Opened to the public in the November of 2015, we continue to promote this great public space and host community events and programs. To support Friends of Lafitte Greenway donate today and stay up-to-date with our newsletter!


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    Join our Board!

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    Help us build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space. 

    Call for board members: 2017-2019 Term

    Deadline to Apply: Thursday, January 5, 2017

    Friends of Lafitte Greenway was formed in early 2006 by New Orleans community members who saw an opportunity to rethink the city's landscape to enhance livability, environmental sustainability, open space equity, and health. The organization built a network of diverse constituents who shared its vision of preserving the continuous open space in the former Lafitte rail corridor, and developing a greenway amenity that encourages active living, facilitates economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces.

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    Greenway Chosen for 2017 NRPA Parks Build Community Project

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    The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) will host their annual conference in New Orleans in September, 2017, and has chosen the Lafitte Greenway as their legacy project. Portions of the Lafitte Greenway will undergo significant renovations as donors and local companies alike come together to transform the area into a vibrant public space where residents of all ages can gather and play. Read more here.

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    Laffite Greenway to undergo renovations in 2017

    The National Recreation and Park Association chose New Orleans’ Lafitte Greenway as a 2017 Parks Build Community project yesterday, November 16.

    The Parks Build Community project is a park renovation program conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association every year. The NRPA led its first park renovation in 2008. New Orleans is the eighth park to be chosen by the NRPA.

    Renovations will take place throughout the 2017 year. The project is expected to be completed in September of 2017. The projects are funded by national sponsors, and donations managed by the NRPA.

    Source: Curbed New Orleans 

    Full Article: http://nola.curbed.com/2016/11/17/13670860/laffite-greenway-national-recreation-park-association-new-orleans

    New Orleans Lafitte Greenway Chosen for 2017 Parks Build Community Project

    The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), a network of more than 52,000 park and recreation professionals and advocates, and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) are proud to announce that the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans has been chosen for NRPA's 2017 Parks Build Community project. Portions of the Lafitte Greenway will undergo significant renovations as donors and local companies alike come together to transform the area into a vibrant public space where residents of all ages can gather and play.

    Located along a historic transportation corridor, the Lafitte Greenway is a three-mile linear park with a bicycle and pedestrian trail that connects City Park to Louis Armstrong Park, which borders the French Quarter. The area includes several vacant lots that NRPA and NORDC will use to build sports fields, playgrounds, water features and numerous family gathering spots. The project will be unveiled Sept. 24, 2017, during the NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

    Source: Yahoo

    Full Article: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/orleans-lafitte-greenway-chosen-2017-160000264.html

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