The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association is hoping to reduce the amount of crime and destruction in Fortier Park.
By Claire Byun
Faubourg St. john neighbors are teaming up to reduce the number of drunk and unruly people who gather at a local park after dark.
Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association members want to kickstart a new task force with the goal to reduce crime and lawn destruction in Alcee Fortier Park. The park – located on Esplanade Avenue and N. Rendon Street – is used by families, couples and people walking their dogs, but drunk and unruly people are causing neighbors to avoid the area altogether. Sarah Stogner, president of FSJNA, said sometimes people sleep in the park, though it’s unclear if everyone who spends the night there is homeless. Continue reading »