NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Dell Demps, General Manager of the New Orleans Hornets will reopen Sam Bonart Playground in the Lower Ninth Ward. This newly refurbished park was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and represents one of Mayor Landrieu’s 100 Committed Projects. The renovation costs $473,915 with funding coming from FEMA public assistance, the New Orleans Hornets, the Salvation Army and City bond funds.
This park’s restorations include renovation of the concession building, improvements to the pool building and basketball shelter and replacement of the basketball posts, backstops and hoops.
WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu
New Orleans Hornets
WHERE: Sam Bonart Playground
1200 Forstall Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
WHEN: MONDAY, December 10, 2012