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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu, NORDC Kick Off 2014 Summer Programming

June 02, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and NORDC community partners opened all 13 City-operated swimming pools in conjunction with the start of NORDC 2014 summer programming. NORDC will facilitate summer aquatics programs throughout the city that will focus on water skills and education.

View photos from NORDC 2014 summer programming kick off

“We are committed to providing and investing in quality summer opportunities for our youth, said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “This summer, with the help of our NORDC community partners, we have expanded our aquatics program with a goal of teaching 7,700 boys and girls how to swim. Overall, our summer programming options have increased tremendously with 41 camps serving 4,000 youth. We will continue to the momentum as we work to make NORDC the best recreation department in the country.”

In December of 2010, Mayor Landrieu initiated a partnership with the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter to fund a year-round swimming lesson and lifeguard training program, under the direction of NORDC. There were eight pools in operation in summer 2010. This year the City will operate 13 pools, and the summer pool schedule will extend an extra two weeks through August 10, 2014.

Funding for NORDC programming is funded in part by community partners, including Boh Brothers, Entergy and Chevron. The Boh Brothers Centennial Fund is funding the 10-week Learn to Swim program.

Entergy’s donation toward the NORDC Aquatics program will help physically challenged residents enjoy NORDC pools at eight outdoor locations across the metro area with the installation of walk-in-steps and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lift chairs.  ADA lift chairs are available at the following NORDC pool locations: Behrman on the West Bank, Whitney Young in Audubon Park, Harrell in Hollygrove, Taylor and A.L. Davis in Central City, Lehman by the Lafitte Housing, Stallings and St. Bernard in Gentilly. Chevron provides generous sponsorship and support of many key NORDC programs throughout the year including football, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, Fit NOLA parks, NORDC Teen Council and the Chevron Future leaders program.

Additional summer youth program offerings include the NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program, a multifaceted program that provides rewarding summer experiences to young people ages 13 to 21. NOLA Youth Works partners with private and non-profit companies and organizations to provide quality summer experiences at safe, structured and properly supervised environments. Summer Youth Employment is a critical component of creating a viable workforce and ensuring economic prosperity for all residents.

Program components include the NORDC Teen Camp (ages 13-15), Work and Learn (age 15), the Signature Program (ages 15-18), Traditional Program (ages 16-21), Junior Camp Counselors (ages 17-21) and Intern NOLA (ages 18-21). For more information on summer programming go to www.nola.gov/nordc.

District A Councilmember Susan Guidry said, “The thirteen beautiful pools operated by NORDC throughout our city are a tremendous asset to the youth and families of New Orleans during our hot summers.  I will continue to work with NORDC and Mayor Landrieu to increase access to safe, healthy recreation opportunities for all.”

District C Councilmember Nadine Ramsey said, “Whether you want to cool off or bake in the sun, the pool is a great place for families to come and enjoy their time with each other. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the pool and the other recreational activities being offered this summer through the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.”

District D Councilmember Jared Brossett said, “It is great to see the Stallings pool opening. Our kids need a break from the summer heat and even more importantly they need positive activities when school is out of session.”

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The 13 pools and operation hours are listed below:

Summer Pool Schedule June 2 – August 10, 2014

District A

Harrell Center Pool
2202 Leonidas St.
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun closed

District B

A.L. Davis Pool
2600 La Salle St. 
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

Lyons Pool
624 Louisiana Ave.
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

Taylor Pool
2600 S. Roman St.
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

Whitney Young Pool
6500 Magazine St.
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

District C

Behrman Pool
2529 General Meyer Ave.
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

Lemann Pool
536 N. Prieur St.
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun closed

Treme Pool (indoor)
900 N. Villere St.
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm 

District D

Sampson Pool
3100 Louisa St.
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun closed

St. Bernard Pool
1500 Lafreniere St.
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

Stallings Gentilly Pool
1600 Gentilly Blvd.
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

District E

Joe W. Brown Pool (indoor)
5601 Read Blvd.
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm 

Sam Bonart Pool
1200 Forstall St.
Mon-Fri 9am-12noon and 1-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 2-6pm

 

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