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friends of lafitte greenway

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

    Join our Board! 2023-2026 Call for Board Members

    Help ensure that the Greenway is a safe, active, and vibrant public space.


    To apply for a board member position: 

    Please submit a letter-of-interest and resume or equivalent to the Nominating Committee at [email protected] by Friday, December 9, 2022.


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    Gazette October 2022

    Tree Planting with SOUL & Friends of Lafitte Greenway

    On November 4th and 5th from 9:30am-1:00pm, we will be partnering with SOUL (Sustaining Our Urban Landscape) to plant 200 Cypress trees along the Greenway Trail. This is part of the Greenway Grow! Initiative with the goal of planting 1,000 trees on the Greenway. Last April, we had the help of dozens of volunteers as we planted the first 100 trees! Help us continue this project by volunteering in our future tree plantings to keep the Greenway healthy and vibrant.

    Greenway Grow! helps us care for the Greenway's nature plants. You can give here.

    Thank you to our sponsors Entergy, and First Horizon for helping the Greenway remain a beautiful environment for all. 

    Trick or Treat! 

    Spooky season is upon us! Join us on October 31st from 6pm - 8pm at 1971 Lafitte Street for Halloween Spooktacular. Dress up the kiddos (and yourselves) in costumes and walk the Greenway. We will be having a candy giveaway along the trail as a safe alternative to trick or treating. 

    We are also looking for community partners to pass out candy to attendees. If you or your business is interested in joining us, please apply below. 


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    Photos: Volunteers plant 100 cypress trees on the Lafitte Greenway

    By Sophia Germer | November 4, 2022

    Source: | Full Article

    Volunteers planted 100 cypress trees on the Lafitte Greenway on Friday and plan to plant 100 more over the weekend.

    Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, and Friends of Lafitte Greenway partnered up for a multi-year project to plant 1,000 bald and pond cypress trees along the Lafitte Greenway. This year, they planted 300 along the bike and pedestrian path. 

    Each tree is mapped and tracked to collect data on the different environmental benefits they might have on the area. 

    The trees were donated by corporate sponsors. 

    Steppin' Out

    September 1st, 2022

    Source: WYES | Full Video

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