The Lafitte Greenway
The Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile long linear park and multi-use trail in the heart of New Orleans. The Greenway features recreational facilities, fitness and cultural programming, open green space, and innovative stormwater management features. Managed by New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD), the Greenway opened in 2015 after years of community driven support to turn a formerly abandoned railroad corridor into a public green space that connects an array of diverse New Orleans communities.
About Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Friends) is the community-driven non-profit organization that works in partnership with the City and the community to ensure the Greenway develops into a safe, vibrant, and active park. Friends formed in 2006, when community members saw an opportunity after Hurricane Katrina to rethink the landscape and transform vacant land into a linear park and trail. What began in the minds of those community members grew into a non-profit and community-wide advocacy initiative to create a new public space that would create economic, environmental, health, and cultural benefits for New Orleans.
Today, Friends of Lafitte Greenway is the official private partner to the City of New Orleans in planning, programming, and operations on the Greenway. We deliver high-quality programming, advocacy and improvements to make the Greenway great.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway works to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.
A healthy and vibrant Greenway that connects people to nature, their destinations, and each other.
Accountability, Equity, Sustainability, Collaboration, Joy