Working together to build a healthier, more vibrant New Orleans community.

Friends of Lafitte Greenway, the City of New Orleans Office of Transportation, and the New Orleans Recreation and Development Commission (NORD) invite community and stakeholders to Complete the Greenway: Demonstration and Libations


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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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    Krewe of Nyx & NORD Inclusive Playground Public Meeting

    Greenway Supporters,

    The Mystic Krewe of Nyx and NORD have announced exciting plans to work together to build NORD's first three inclusive playgrounds. These new playgrounds--safe and accessible to people of all ability levels--are proposed for the Mid-City, New Orleans East, and Algiers neighborhoods.


    NORD and the Mystic Krewe of Nyx have identified the Lafitte Greenway, between Bayou St. John and N. Broad Street, as a zone to locate the Mid-City inclusive playground. The Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile trail and linear park, used by over 300,000 New Orleanians each year for transportation and recreation.

    Please join us for a community meeting to share your input on the Mid-City inclusive playground project. Representatives from NORD, and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Engagement will be present to lead and present important information to the community during this public meeting.

    Krewe of Nyx & NORD Inclusive Playground Meeting
    Monday, June 24th, 6-7 PM
    Zulu Roy E. Glapion Building
    730 N. Broad Street

    Friends of Lafitte Greenway thanks NORD and the Mystic Krewe of Nyx for their work to make play inclusive, safe and fun.

    -The Friends of Lafitte Greenway Team

     

    We're Hiring!

    Friends of Lafitte Greenway is currently hiring for two new teammates to join us in building a vibrant and healthy Greenway that connects people to nature, their destinations, and each other.

    FITNESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Part Time)

    What: The Fitness Program Coordinator is the face of Friends' free outdoor community fitness classes, from promoting the classes, to managing instructors and partners, to welcoming participants to the class and ensuring each class runs smoothly.  See full job description here.
    Who: A dedicated and reliable people-person, with a flexible schedule and community roots in the neighborhoods around the Greenway.
    Position type: Part time, 6-10 hours/week
    Compensation: Hourly, $16/hour
    Apply by: Email resume and cover letter to Nellie Catzen, nellie@lafittegreenway.org by Wednesday, June 26th.

    AMERICORPS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

    What: The Community Engagement Coordinator Americorps Member will recruit, train, and manage Greenway volunteers—including members of advisory committees that steer and support the implementation of programming and projects--as well as event and program volunteers. The member will support community engagement and communications activities, in order to bring community voice and leadership to Friends programs, projects, and advocacy.

    Who: A great communicator and self -starter with time management and organizational skills, who can develop and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders in the Greenway's communities.

    Position Type: Full time Corps Member - full time for 11 months starting September 1st.

    Compensation: Benefits include a living allowance of $14,000, an education award of $6,095, health insurance, student loan forbearance, child care reimbursement, in-depth personal and professional development, and valuable networking opportunities.

    Apply by: Applications must be submitted through Serve Louisiana. Click here for more information and to apply by June 30th

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    Lafitte Greenway: Where Commerce takes Cues from Nature

    By: Kathy Finn | May 31, 2019

    Source: MyNewOrleans.com | Full Article

    In a city where land available for commercial development is scarce, it is refreshing to see a strip of green space not only preserved, but transformed into a magnet for new activity, which is what is happening along the corridor that stretches from New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood through Mid-City.

    The former railroad right-of-way now known as Lafitte Greenway is slowly becoming an oasis of outdoor fun and relaxation thanks to a 2.6-mile bicycle path, with playgrounds and pedestrian-friendly features that have taken shape there. Since the corridor’s opening in 2015, about 320,000 cyclists and pedestrians access the greenway annually, according to automated people counters monitored by local researchers.

    Now, developers who recognize the growing appeal of the green space have begun re-purposing adjacent sites and renovating ramshackle structures into new housing, cafés and bars, with plans to make the Greenway a place where people will routinely come for a refreshing break in the heart of a bustling city.

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    Lafitte Greenway Multi-Purpose Field Closure

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    NEW ORLEANS -- The Lafitte Greenway multi-purpose field is currently closed for field reconditioning and to improve the natural grass quality, the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission announced today. Lemann Field, located at 628 N. Claiborne Ave., is available for use nearby until further notice.

    "We want to ensure that all of our facilities are in the best possible condition so that they can satisfy the needs of as many residents as possible. This closure allows NORD to continue to preserve the investment made on the Lafitte Greenway, and we're excited that the field will come back greener and better than ever," said NORD CEO Larry Barabino, Jr. "We want to thank our residents for their understanding." 

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