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 friends of lafitte greenway

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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!


  • From the blog

    The Green Spot: Kevin Centanni

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    One of our New Year’s Resolutions is to tell the stories of the Greenway and the people who love it. We’re delighted to introduce a new section of our blog, The Green Spot, our monthly spotlight on Greenway users, supporters, and neighbors.

    Our first Green Spot features one of our valued board members, Kevin Centanni, a New Orleans native and local business owner. His building is home to Susan Spicer's Rosedale, located along the railroad tracks in Lakeview, alongside the trail extension envisioned in the Greenway Master Plan. The historic and cultural significance of this New Orleans location was something that Centanni hoped to maintain while building his restaurant, which was a previously neglected and abandoned property across the street from his home. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it” he said, until he met the highly renowned chef, Susan Spicer. He thought, “what better chef to be the landlord for in New Orleans?”

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    How many people use the Greenway?

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    The UNO Transportation Institute tracks how many people use the Greenway using automated counters installed on the Greenway at Jeff. Davis and N. Galvez Street. In 2016, the Greenway's first full year open, an average of 746 people per day used the Greenway in the Jeff. Davis section alone.

    The data show that the Greenway is most heavily used from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and it's consistently busy every day of the week. October was the Greenway's busiest month, with an average of 1,158 daily users at Jeff. Davis.

    For more details, see the full report.

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    Construction for Lafitte Greenway FitLot is underway

    Construction workers broke ground on the new FitLot project that will be built on the Lafitte Greenway.

    According to its official website, FitLot is a nonprofit organization that help communities build outdoor fitness parks, making cost-free exercising obtainable in communities across the city.

    The organization provides fitness tools that use bodyweight resistance, much like the Healthbeats fitness center in City Park.

    Source: Curbed New Orleans 

    Full Article: http://nola.curbed.com/2017/1/17/14303892/fitlot-lafittegreenway-nola-construction

     

    Volunteers varnish new Lemann Pool murals over Martin Luther King Day weekend

    Dozens of community members turned out over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend to finish a community-based art project on the Lafitte Greenway.

    Friends of Lafitte Greenway hosted two volunteer sessions over the weekend to varnish the new murals on the Lemann Pool located at 536 N. Prieur. Volunteers put about four coats of varnish over the student-led murals, which surround the pool in bright colors and designs.

    Keith Duncan, lead artist, said the community’s interest in his creation “is a good feeling.” The murals are the product of a 6-week dialogue and youth engagement effort spearheaded by the Young Artists Movement (YAM), Welcome Table New Orleans Mid-City Circle and Prospect New Orleans. Last year, residents met several times to discuss racial reconciliation and that dialogue resulted in a five-wall youth-designed mural by Duncan.

    Source: Mid-City Messenger

    Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2017/01/16/volunteers-varnish-new-lemann-pool-murals-over-mlk-weekend/

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