Parks Named To 9 Most Endangered Places in New Orleans
master plan update
The Audubon Commission is completing a Master Plan introduced in 2003. One remaining public comment meeting will be held at the Audubon Tea Room on April 5, 2018 at 6:00pm
Original Plans Include:
mulls millage & gambling for revenues
Dedicated to the Creation, Maintenance and Beautification of
Public Parks, Playgrounds & Green Space throughout New Orleans.
TAKE THE SURVEY
KEEP AUDUBON PARK GREEN
NOLA PARKS ARE ENDANGERED
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".