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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission provides safe, wholesome, educational, recreational and culturally engaging opportunities to the citizens of New Orleans. 


NORDC Bulletin Board

Saturday, May 30: Both Joe W. Brown and Treme Pools will open at 11am so that we can conduct summer lifeguard orientations 8-11am.

13 pools will open on Monday, June 1*  
More pools + longer swim season = More Summer Fun!  
Click here for locations & hours


*Stallings St. Claude and Stallings Gentilly Pools will open soon.

The Stallings Gentilly pool is scheduled to open the week of June 7th in order to allow contractors to complete standard pre-summer season maintenance work. This work was delayed by the heavy rains last week. Please check the website for updates on the exact opening date. Once open, the pool is scheduled to remain in operation for an extended season, until September 6th. 

Construction on the new NORDC Stallings St. Claude Recreation Center and Pool will be completed in the coming weeks.  The contractor is working diligently to complete the remaining work so the public can enjoy this new, state-of-the-art facility.  We eagerly anticipate the recreation center and pool opening in the coming weeks.  NORDC will announce the opening date and the recreation center’s summer programming soon.  Thank you for your continued patience.





The new Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center is now open (but note that the pool will open on June 1 at 8am.  “Today, we celebrate another sign of renewal and reinvestment in the historic Lower Ninth Ward,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “As one of my administration’s committed capital projects, the new Sanchez Center is a symbol of this community’s rebirth. Nearly ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to its knees but today we are standing taller than ever and the Lower Ninth Ward continues to rise. This community is the true definition of resilience. Now, our young people have a safe place to grow, learn and play in this state-of-the-art community center that will offer enrichment and important community services to residents of all ages.” Read more about the Sanchez Center here.


Fit NOLA Parks Stallings Gentilly Community Family Fest, 2700 Laperyouse St. 
Saturday, May 30, 1-5pm 

Featuring activities for all ages, entertainment, free healthy food options, and a community resource area. details

NOBA/NOBA Center for Dance

Pre-Professional Program Auditions for Sept. 2015 to May 2016:  Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. details

Flag Football season begins July 13
Registrater June 1-22 at NORDC playgrounds.  details
Volunteer with NORDC

To learn about volunteer opportunities with NORDC, please click here.  

Important information about the front entrance to Joe W. Brown Park

Due to structural safety concerns, the bridge just before the rec center is closed to vehicular traffic until further notice.  People on foot may use the bridge during the repair period, unless otherwise noted. The parking lots across from the tennis center are available since as they are located before the bridge. To access the recreation center, pool, Victory Track, Victory Field Stadium, and Spartan Field, please use the back entrance on Read Blvd, just before Dwyer Road.  

Help Keep NORDC Facilities Beautiful:  If you see anything at our playgrounds and rec centers that requires attention, please contact 311 or email  Thank you for helping us to keep our playgrounds and rec centers well maintained!
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Last updated: 5/29/2015 9:43:10 PM

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