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City Park would not be the place it is today without President Rooseveltís Works Progress Administration efforts during the Great Depression. More than 20,000 men and women were employed to build bridges, roads, fountains, the Botanical Garden and Tad Gormley stadium, and to dig more 11 miles of lagoons - work all done by hand.

LATEST BLOG POST: City Park Tennis Center: Rubico Court Resurfacing

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Hurricane Ida caused widespread damage within City Park including to the Tennis Center’s clay courts. 

The courts are insured through the State of Louisiana and are awaiting assessment by insurance.  The high amount of damage to state assets has created delays in onsite assessments, but we have been assured that this should take place very soon.

It was the Park’s hope to keep at least a few courts playable during this time.  However, Tennis Center staff determined that they are unsafe for play unless they are topped with rubico, which will prevent a proper assessment of storm damage.<...

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