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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission

NORDC provides safe, wholesome, educational, recreational and culturally engaging opportunities to the citizens of New Orleans. 



Holiday Closings:  All rec centers, pools and tennis centers will be closed on Friday, April 18 for Good Friday.  The tennis centers will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter.  (Rec centers and pools are normally closed on Sundays.)

Easter Lagniappe:  Why did the Easter Bunny cross the road?  Because his friends egged him on.

The Tremé Recreation Center Pool, located at 900 North Villere Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, is closed for repairs.  The Rec Center will remain open while the pool is being repaired.  The Treme Pool is one of two year-round indoor pools operated by NORDC. The Joe W. Brown Pool located at 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127 is open.  For hours and class schedules, click here

Congratulations to Teen Council member Kayla Neville for winning Q93′s Prom Takeover Contest with her essay “504 Violence Turnaround.”  Read her insightful and inspiring essay here.

Special Events

Easter Egg Hunt -- Hop on over to Behrman (April 19) for free egg hunts, games and activities  details here

Movies in the Park -- Friday, April 18 “The Blind Side” at Norwood Thompson Playground (7200 Forshey St. 70125) hosted by the Norwood Thompson Booster Club.  Move Before the Movie at 7pm — Hula Hooping led by Fit NOLA Parks instructor DKimberly Hutchison-Lobert.  Get the full Movies in the Park schedule here


NORDC Character Counts Champs Take Center Court at Pelicans Game details here
Baseball & Softball – Register now  details here
Track & Field – Relay, meet and field events schedule here 

What do you think about NORDC?

NORDC needs your feedback to make its programs and services even better. Please complete the brief online survey linked below by April 18 for a chance to win a $100 Chevron gas card! (Thanks, Chevron!)  Responses will be collected and held in confidence by an independent third-party consultant.  Direct link:  Thanks for contributing to the success of NORDC!    

Summer Youth & Teen Camps

Details and registration options for over 30 NORDC summer youth and teen camps across the city are here!

Fit NOLA Parks

Free, fun physical activities for all ages at Norwood Thompson, St. Roch and Taylor Playgrounds.  details here  
Bike Easy Workshop and Ride at St. Roch Park, Saturday, May 10, 9-11am detail here

Employment Opportunities with NORDC

Want to join our friendly and dynamic team?  We have several full and part-time openings.  details here


New Programs!
Art classes at Treme –
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30 through August details here
Piano Master Artist Series - Master classes for select NORDC piano students details here
NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance Yoga Groove classes for ages 18-80+ at Lyons Center through May 28 details here 

Outdoor Programs

Family-friendly activities at Joe W. Brown Park -- Family Canoe Days and Nature Club.  details here

Report Maintenance Issues

If you see anything at our playgrounds and rec centers that requires attention, please contact our Maintenance Division at 504-658-3032.  Thank you for helping us to keep our playgrounds and rec centers well maintained!

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Last updated: 3/18/2014 5:55:33 PM

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