Friends of Lafitte Greenway joined the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance's Put Housing First Rally & March on November 03, 2018. We walked the streets of the Treme/Tulane/Downtown area to spread awareness and increase community involvement regarding the lack of affordable housing in New Orleans. Gathered on the Greenway, Friends read and officially released a statement on housing affordability prepared in collaboration with our Housing Affordability Subcommittee.Read more
Help ensure that the Greenway is a safe, vibrant, and active community asset.
Call for board members: 2019-2022 Term | Printable Version
To apply for a board member position: Please submit a letter-of-interest and resume or equivalent to Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s Nominating Committee at [email protected] by Thursday, December 20th, 2018.
About Friends of Lafitte Greenway:
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 that encourages active living, facilitates economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas, and public spaces.
The Lafitte Greenway opened in November 2015 as a 2.6 mile pedestrian and bike path and linear park, connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. The backbone of New Orleans bike network, the Greenway is now used by 300,000 people annually.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Friends) is the City of New Orleans’ official partner, working together to program, develop, and steward the Greenway. Friends is a community-driven organization, guided by a Board of Directors, members, volunteers, and staff.
Mission: To build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.
Vision: A healthy and vibrant public space that connects people to nature, their destinations, and each other.
During your 3-year tenure the organization has big plans to implement our newly adopted Strategic Plan including:
- Strengthen community engagement and communications.
- Increase individual giving and corporate support.
- Grow our partnership with the City of New Orleans.
- Implement policies, programs, and projects to ensure that:
- The Greenway is a community-oriented and highly used public space.
- The Greenway serves as a transportation connector, safely linking neighborhoods and destinations.
- Nature on the Greenway is beautiful and functional.
Would you like to stay up-to-date with Friends of Lafitte Greenway? Sign up for our Greenway Gazette! Here's a look at our October edition.Read more
The 6th Annual Greenway Soirée was truly a special night! We mingled and danced under the twinkling lights, ate delicious food, and celebrated with Greenway supporters alongside the trail we love. With the help of sponsors, guests, restaurants, and auctions contributors, we raised over $60,000 to support our work to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space!Read more
Win a trip to Vegas more at the Soirée this Friday!
Friday night, we're having the best auction in Greenway history. Don't miss out on these phenomenal items on our live and silent auctions-- bid early and often! Special thanks to our auction donors for making this incredible lineup possible.
LIVE AUCTION at 8pm
Saints Staycation (Value: $1,000)
Rest up at the Ritz-Carlton with a one night stay for 2 before you head over to the Dome to hang out with Who Dat Nation and watch the Saints take on the Los Angeles Rams with 4 club tickets to the November 4th home game.
Donated by Ochsner Healthcare, Ritz-Carlton
Retro-Ride (Value: $500)
Cruise the city in style with your new Retrospec Bicycle from Dashing Bicycles. This package also includes some accessories so that you can have the flyest bike on the street.
Donated by Dashing Bicycles
Parkway Party (Value: $1,200)
Enjoy an all-inclusive Saints Gameday party for you and 20 friends at Parkway Bakery and Tavern! You choose the game, bring your crew to Parkway, and enjoy poor boys, cold drinks and a keg of Dixie while cheering on the Saints on the big screen.
Donated by Parkway Bakery & Tavern
What Happens in Vegas (Value: $1,700)
You will be what stays in Vegas with this package including 3-night accommodations at any Caesar's Entertainment Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. You will also get the chance to see the magic happen with two tickets to any Caesar's Entertainment Las Vegas show. Plus get there in style with airline tickets provided by Southwest Airlines.
Donated by Harrah's Casino (Caesar's Entertainment), Southwest Airlines
-Table A: Closes at 8:50pm-
The 6th Annual Greenway Soirée is just over a week away! Next Friday, October 5th, hundreds of Greenway Supporters will mix, mingle, dance and celebrate the Greenway we love. We're delighted to announce our spectacular lineup of cuisine for the event, generously donated by premier New Orleans restaurants:
Would you like to stay up-to-date with Friends of Lafitte Greenway? Sign up for our Greenway Gazette! Here's a look at our September edition.Read more
Would you like to stay up-to-date with Friends of Lafitte Greenway? Sign up for our Greenway Gazette! Here's a look at our August edition.Read more
A new mural by renowned local artist, Brandon “Bmike” Odums, opened trailside this week--adding color and energy to the Greenway experience. The mural features soccer superstar, Paul Pogba, of Manchester United and the French National Team.
Position Title: Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
Host Organization: Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2018 at ServeLouisiana.org
Service Term: Sept. 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019
Printable Position Description: Download here
About Serve Louisiana
As Louisiana's longest-running AmeriCorps program, Serve Louisiana offers young leaders 11-month opportunities to work with community-based organizations to improve the health and lives of South Louisiana families and children. Through progressive, hands-on training, coaching and mentoring, we prepare people to address the real needs facing communities -- poverty, mental health and wellness, education, youth development, environmental preservation -- and help to effect true, long-term change.
About the Corps Member Experience
Corps members serve 40 hours a week from September 1, 2018-July 31, 2019 with a community-based organization (Friends of Lafitte Greenway) providing capacity-building activities such as volunteer coordination, program development, social media/technology coordination, and community outreach. Through their partner organization site and through Serve Louisiana, corps members enjoy personal and professional development opportunities, workshops, trainings and extensive networking opportunities.