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Starting around the midyear in 2019, the Audubon Nature Institute (ANI) began conversations about making “improvements” to the Audubon Park Clay Public Tennis Courts located at 6320 Tchoupitoulas Street next door to Children’s Hospital.

The public clay court community was… (click title to read more)

Councilperson Joe Giarrusso informs us that in District A, … (click title to read more)


A 2021 comprehensive evaluation of park access and quality in the 100 largest U.S. cities done by the Trust for Public Land shows New Orleans in the twentieth sixth position dropping from 2020's previous 20th position.

While some stats look good, the racial equity… (click title to read more)

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A Mid-City playground paid for by the controversial Mystic Krewe of Nyx was recently tagged by a handmade sign, apparently meant to usurp the playground's identity. The buoyantly colored placard, which read “The People’s Playground,” included the circle-A symbol for anarchy and the words “Black… (click title to read more)

City Park

Lambright to Assume New Role Started in February, Long-time CEO Dr. Robert W. Becker Retired

Following an extensive national search, the New Orleans City Park Board of Directors announced today that Cara Lambright will become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 167-year-old… (click title to read more)

Uptown Messenger

Who even calls the stretch of greenspace overlooking the Mississippi River “Audubon Riverview Park”? But that is its official name. The current pavilion in the park everyone refers to as “The Fly” has a history dating back more than 25 years. 

That structure, officially named “A Stage… (click title to read more)

Office of the Mayor

The City’s Department of Sanitation, which leads compliance for the city’s garbage collection, disposal, recycling and street cleaning, started the year under new leadership. Matt Torri took the helm as Director of the department after the retirement of Cynthia M. Sylvain-Lear. 

Mid-City Messenger

Officials celebrated another new Lafitte Greenway facility on Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting for the Lafitte Greenway Clubhouse.

The $1.9 million clubhouse is on the southern end of the Lafitte Greenway amid the outdoor sports fields in the Treme-Lafitte neighborhood.

Elevated… (click title to read more)

Office of the Mayor

The City’s Parks and Parkways Department, which manages, maintains, develops, beautifies and preserves more than 2,000 acres of New Orleans’ public green space, next week welcomes a new Director, Michael Karam, after the retirement of the current Director, Ann Macdonald.


The Ernest N Morial Convention Center's oversight board on Wednesday blocked a proposal to let the Audubon Nature Institute borrow as much as $10 million to keep its zoo, aquarium and other operations going amid the coronavirus crisis. In September, the institute asked to borrow money from a… (click title to read more)