Lafitte Greenway project clears blight, almost complete

December 9, 2014

Drive between the French Quarter and Mid-City and it isn't hard to miss, construction crews working hard to complete the Lafitte Greenway. But there is a big eyesore next door, and the city of New Orleans plans on carting it away.

Source: WWLTV

Lafitte Greenway to plan farmers market and community gardens

December 4, 2014

If plans come through, the Lafitte Greenway, a 2.6-mile corridor of land extending from the French Quarter to Mid-City, will soon be more than just a shady sanctuary landscaped by walking and biking paths, ball parks and soccer fields.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Lafitte Greenway farmers market to receive federal help, White House announces

December 3, 2014

Would-be gardeners wishing to grow and sell small crops along the Lafitte Greenway had reason for hope Wednesday when the White House announced it wanted to help install a farmers market in the developing park.


Nonprofit releases aerial photos of $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway under construction

October 30, 2014

Friends of Lafitte Corridor have posted new aerial photos of the Lafitte Greenway, which is about 50 percent complete and scheduled to open in early 2015.


Rendez-vous Interview

October 24, 2014

In our second interview this month, we’ll meet the new and first executive director of Friends of Laffite Corridor (FOLC), Sophie Harris. FOLC is a local nonprofit whose mission is to revitalize the Lafitte Corridor by working to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

Source: Radio NOLA, Alliance Française


Angela Hill: On the Lafitte Corridor

April 09, 2014

Angela finds out the latest developments in the Lafitte Corridor with Sam Spencer, Sophie Harris, and Rev. Dr. Dwight Webster of Friends of Lafitte Corridor.

Source: WWL

New Orleans' Lafitte Greenway needs a management plan soon, parks expert says

April 01, 2014

If the city of New Orleans doesn't have a management plan in place for the $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway, due to open in early 2015, it risks a rocky launch that could leave a negative public image for the corridor, according to an executive with the National Recreation and Parks Association.


City Breaks Ground on Lafitte Greenway (Photos)

March 25, 2014

Mayor Mitch, Jackie Clarkson, and other city officials broke ground today on the long-awaited Lafitte Greenway project.

Source: NOLA Defender

$9.1 million Lafitte Greenway project gets underway, but much work remains, officials say

March 25, 2014

Construction officially got underway Tuesday (March 25) on New Orleans' long-awaited Lafitte Greenway Bicycle and Pedestrian Path, an idea some eight years in the making.


Project to restore Bayou St. John shows new approach to water management in New Orleans

October 4, 2013

Dredging at the mouth of Bayou St. John is nearly complete, with the sediment being used to anchor wetlands that will foster wildlife.

Source: The Lens