photo and info from Robert Thompson
Whether you call it the “neutral ground” or the median strip, residents and visitors can agree Esplanade Avenue has lush greenery.
This hard working crew from Parks and Parkways keeps it that way!
Today, James and his crew were removing the oak leaf blanket which attempts to hide our roadway and choke our plantings.
These guys never seem to lack enthusiasm for the work and deserve our gratitude. The truck in the background of the photo above is full of bags of debris they picked up today.
Please say “hello” and “thank you” on occasion, and recognize these workers and the pride they take in beautifying our public spaces.
New Orleans offers thousands of acres of green space for visitors and residents to enjoy, which includes parks, playgrounds, city squares, neutral grounds, and street trees. Parks and Parkways manages, maintains, develops, beautifies and preserves over 2,000 acres of New Orleans’ public green space, which includes 2 major parks, 200 smaller parks and squares, including Jackson Square, Armstrong Park/Congo Square, and Lafayette Square, New Orleans’ neutral grounds, the 18-hole Joseph M. Bartholomew Municipal Golf Course, located in Ponchartrain Park, and over 450,000 trees.
Virtually every neighborhood in New Orleans contains a park, square, or outdoor green space. These green spaces are largely regulated and maintained by two regulatory agencies, Parks and Parkways and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.
Three major exceptions are City Park , which is regulated by a unique state agency of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism operated by the non-profit City Park Improvement Association (CPIA), and Audubon Park and Woldenberg Park along the downtown riverfront, regulated by The Audubon Commission, which was established by State Act in 1914 to maintain and develop Audubon Park.
Click here to download a PDF of the Parks and Greenspaces by Jurisdiction Map.
For more information about Parks and Parkway and the great work they do for all of us, please visit the link below: