Crescent Park via Bywater Neighborhood Assoc.
Crescent Park, the 1.4-mile long park running along the Mississippi River in the Bywater, with 20-acres of landscaping, a network of paths for walking, jogging, and biking, picnic areas, benches, a dog run, and two multi-use pavilions, finally opened in February after years and years of delays.
Crescent Park was designed for the public’s use, with a main Promenade bordered by a system of walking paths along the Mississippi Riverfront of New Orleans. Part of a larger master plan that envisions a new, greener future for the riverbanks and the City of New Orleans, Crescent Park was reclamation effort to turn brownfields and remnants of our industrial and maritime past into real, accessible, community assets.
The Louisiana chapter of the Urban Land Institute, an international land use and real estate think tank, is hosting a behind the scenes tour and Q&A with the planners of the park. The tour, which is to take place on April 16, is your chance to hear from and meet Amanda Rivera of architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Jim Landis of Landis Construction. Rivera and Landis both led the planning and development of the park, and saw it through to completion.
The tour will give a behind the scenes look at what went into the planning, financing, and development of the Crescent Park.