New Orleans has been slated to receive a waterfront park for quite some time, and with $30 million already allotted to the project, it's hard to hear that the project is facing administrative difficulties. This would not only be a great spot for families to hang out and spend a day, but it'd be yet another spot for tourists to spend some quiet time while recovering from the night before.
Several months after a new $30 million riverfront park in Bywater and Faubourg Marigny was supposed to have been finished, it is still uncertain just when it will open, who will operate it, how it will be paid for and what types of events will be allowed to be held in it. Even its name, once seemingly decided, may be in question.
That was the message from a public forum held this week by an advisory committee created a year ago to give nearby residents a voice in how the park, stretching 1.3 miles along the river from Elysian Fields Avenue to Mazant Street, will operate.