Capital/Master Plan Updates

Keep tabs on the Park's progress

Revised: January 2017

There is a lot going on at City Park and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and improvements. We are building a better Park in concert with the Park’s Master Plan – City Park 2018.

The following list will help you keep track of Park progress.
What have you done for me lately?
Since Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, we have:

• Built the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn
• Constructed the new Big Lake area
• Renovated Tad Gormley and Pan American Stadiums
• Renovated the practice track surface
• Renovated the North Golf Course
• Renovated the Casino Building
• Installed four miles of new sidewalks and jogging paths
• Completed Carousel renovations and installed two new rides in the Amusement Park
• Replanted the Botanical Garden and renovated all of its buildings
• Installed a new high tech playground
• Repaired all Storyland exhibits and added 3 new ones
• Planted over 7,000 trees
• Utilized 75,000 volunteers who have made dramatic improvements in the Park
• Demolished several hurricane-damaged buildings
• Repaved Harrison, Wisner, Robert E Lee and Marconi
• Landscaped the entrance to the Park
• Opened the new dog park – NOLA City Bark
• Finished a 250-car parking lot at Tricentennial Place
• Built a new fishing pier along Marconi
• Opened the new City Park / Pepsi Tennis Complex
• Moved out of our trailers and into our new Administration Building
• Made additional road repairs and installed over 100 new LED street lights
• Constructed the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain – a new rental venue
• Dedicated the new 50-acre Festival Grounds (land that was the South Golf Course)
• Opened the Morning Call restaurant

• Built City Putt, a 36-hole miniature golf complex
• Built a very large covered rink at Equest Farms
• Gave the century old Perisyle a facelift
• Dedicated the Matt Savoie Soccer Complex
• Built and opened Parker’s Café
• Purchased a food truck
• Built and opened Parker’s Pizza
• Constructed a new pedestrian bridge and parking lot at Couturie Forest
• Completed Amusement Park upgrades, including a new Ladybug Roller Coaster
• Constructed a new entry to the Botanical Garden; The Oscar J. Tolmas Center
• Constructed The Helis Foundation Enrique Alfèrez Sculpture Garden
• Relocated disc golf to north of I-610
• Installed additional bike racks throughout the Park
• Install The Wave of the World a new sculpture at Big Lake
• Built a new parking lot at City Putt
• Built a parking lot adjacent to the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain
• Built plazas in front of the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, around City Putt, and in front of the Peristyle
• Dedicated the Arrival Garden in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

What are your plans for 2017?
We will either start or start & finish the following projects:
• Adopt a plan for the “Wisner Tract” (Roughly the land between Zachary Taylor, Wisner, Harrison, and Magnolia Drive.)
• Continue construction of a new championship level golf course and club house.
• Build a new bike/jogging/ walking path between Robert E. Lee and Harrison Avenue
• Continue the reforesting program
• Begin construction on a new maintenance complex
• Begin construction on the Louisiana Children's Museum

What will I likely see in upcoming years?
• A new skate park
• An expanded Besthoff Sculpture Garden
• Renovation of the quadraplex
• Construction of a new Environmental Education Center
• Construction of a Splash Park: City Splash
• Construction  of a multi-purpose building
• Construction of sound walls



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