Posted June 22, 2015 at 10:19 AM by Amanda Frentz
A true success story, the Park has not only rebuilt what was damaged in hurricane Katrina, but has built a better and stronger Park.
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Park will host a media event unveiling 15 large photo boards at Big Lake, showing photos of Katrina damaged areas of the Park and those same areas of the Park as they are now: renewed. The photo boards will stay at Big Lake through September 2015. The first sign is located near the area of Big Lake where Lelong meets Wisner.
The Park’s website will also spotlight the Katrina section telling the rich City Park success story. The public can see this story on the homepage of the Park’s website: NewOrleansCityPark.com.
The Park will also host a Thank You party for donors and volunteers later this summer. Without generous donors and volunteers’ sweat equity, the Park would not look nearly as good as it presently does.
On the anniversary of Katrina, Saturday, August 29th , the Park will host a community day of service.
The Park lost 2,000 trees due to the hurricane and levee failures. Since 2005, City Park has planted more than 6,400 new trees. Ten trees were dedicated to mark the passing of ten years since hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the surrounding areas. New Orleans City Park kicked off their Katrina +10 events earlier on Thursday, May 7, 2015, with this tree dedication ceremony.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
TIME: The unveiling is at 9:30 am
WHERE: The signs are located on the Wisner side of the walking trail at Big Lake.