The 2017 Parks Build Community initiative transformed a vacant parcel of land, located on the historic Lafitte Greenway, into a vibrant public gathering space and playground now known as Lemann Park in the city of New Orleans.

NRPA and the park and recreation professionals of New Orleans, a city still on the mend after Hurricane Katrina, worked with the Faubourg Tremé Parish to provide a much-needed safe place for families to gather and for children to play. The project demonstrates the true needs that are being met through this investment in the community and the important and transformative power of public parks.



NRPA’s Parks Build Community is a national program demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities throughout our country. The vision to build and revitalize parks as thriving gathering places for youth, families and adults is one shared by NRPA, its industry and nonprofit partners, as well as the thousands of park and recreation professionals who develop and maintain these treasured public places.

Thanks to the support of these generous companies, Lafitte Greenway was transformed into a high quality and inviting public space.

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