New Orleans Festival and Recreation Center

New Orleans, LA
United States
Project Size: 
55.7 acres
Project type: 
Open space - Park
Site Context: 
Former Land Use: 
Terrestrial Biome: 
Temperate Broadleaf + Mixed Forests
$4 million
Project overview: 

The New Orleans Festival and Recreation Complex is a project designed to re-purpose an abandoned golf course in New Orleans City Park to provide a public space, in conjunction with a Community Development Block Grant. Community input indicated that a space was needed which would provide opportunities for exercise and outdoor play, large reunion events (families, schools, social clubs), and concerts and festivals. To meet community need, the project includes four multi-sport fields, a one-mile walking/biking path, public restrooms, a workout area with adult and child exercise equipment, a large constructed wetland area with meditation paths and boardwalk, playground, and a large "Reunion Pavilion" for seating, eating, and socializing. An abundance of existing oak and cypress trees allows for relaxing and social interaction in the shade.

photographs by: Amanda Frentz