Parkway Partners to end services with 2 final projects

Parkway Partners, a nonprofit organization that has maintained green spaces in New Orleans, is ending its services and programs.

The group has two final urban canopy projects in partnership with the city’s Department of Parks and Parkways. It will provide trees for planting along two historic locations: the Broad Street corridor and Armstrong Park.

Founded over 35 years ago by Flo Schornstein, former director of the Department of Parks and Parkways, the nonprofit has had the goal of preserving, maintaining and beautifying neutral grounds, green spaces, playgrounds, parks, community gardens and the urban forest. In 2012, it announced a project to plant 10,000 trees around the city.

“Although our core mission remains a relevant force for and advocate of green space and trees in our community, the board has made the difficult but appropriate decision to conclude our organization’s services and programs,” the nonprofit said Tuesday in an email to supporters. “Our records will be housed at the Tulane University Archive, forming the Parkway Partners Collection. Our records will be available to inform future urban landscape preservation and other research.”