Dedicated to the Creation, Maintenance and Beautification of
Public Parks, Playgrounds & Green Space throughout New Orleans.
Will Kristen Palmer Be Armstrong Park’s
Long Needed Champion?
Post Katrina, City Park utilized 400 acres to construct a revenue generating championship Golf Course. Construction is now in progress for a Children's Museum along two prime bayous of the park. The expansion of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is also going on. The aggressive planning and development by CPIA is now being met with deficits. Gambit reported this week that City Park is now mulling gambling and millages to "fund" green space.
"City Park CEO Bob Becker said the park’s future is tied to financial intervention by the public: a possible millage similar to what the Audubon Commission currently has in place for the Audubon Nature Institute. Other possibilities, he said, include sports betting and services that don’t depend on good weather".
DID YOU KNOW THAT OVER 67% OF AUDUBON PARK IS DEVELOPED?
NOLA PARKS ARE ENDANGERED
MULLS MILLAGE & GAMBLING FOR REVENUES
Parks Named To 9 Most Endangered Places in New Orleans
The Audubon Commission unanimously approved a park Master Plan introduced in 2003. Critics expressed concerns that the zoo and golf course were exempt from the planning process. Other iniatives, such as a riverboat landing at Riverview or a security station for Shelter 13 were glossed over.
CITY COUNCIL ADDS RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR AUDUBON COMMISSION MEMBERS
Audubon Master Plan Approved