flood protection and drainage sports and recreation

City Park officials look to change trend in declining capital improvement funding

By Jamal Melancon jmelancon@nolamessenger.com City Park’s capital expenditures have reduced by nearly $300,000 this year, though officials are still fighting to get state and city funding after denial from the City Planning Commission. Capital expenditures decreased from $840,000 to $550,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, according to the park’s monthly budget statement. The $550,000 is Read More…

arts, books and music events

Friday Nights at NOMA to host program, discussion panel on design

The New Orleans Museum of Art is wrapping up the final weekend of the exhibition “The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction” with a program featuring guests Ammar Eloueini, Emily Baker, Gerald Billes, and J. Abbott Miller, who will discuss architecture and design. A screening of “Urbanized” will be shown, following the panel.

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Bayou St. John, City Park are perfect places to catch Pokemon in Mid-City

For Pokemon Go players looking where to capitalize on capturing a bulk of the water-type fictional creatures, the Bayou St. John waterway is ideal. This weekend, trainers can then head over to City Park, which is hosting another Pokemon party event this weekend at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. City Park is currently a hot target for Read More…

city government

NOMA asks city to fund air conditioning and security renovations

Representatives from The New Orleans Museum of Art have asked the city to foot the bill for new air conditioning units so the building’s art can better be protected from sudden temperature and humidity changes. As part of a capital funding request for improvement projects slated through 2021, officials have also asked for money for bathroom renovations, repairs to Read More…

sports and recreation

City Park to plan Tad Gormley Stadium’s 80th anniversary celebration, explore more uses for space

The City Park staff announced at their board meeting on Tuesday, June 28, that they are looking into ways to celebrate the Tad Gormley Stadium’s 80th Anniversary in 2017 and considering ideas to further use the space. The New Orleans stadium opened in 1937, and repairs made to the stadium are deteriorating after its renovation Read More…