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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Gernon Brown Recreation Center

   

District A
1001 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124 
(504) 658-3151
Center Manager: Tyna Preatto

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 10am to 9pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Sunday Closed

Amenities

  • Indoor Basketball Court
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms

 

Activities & Classes
*fees may apply

Monday

10-2pm Basketball open play ages 18+

2-6:30pm Basketball open play ages  5-17

6:30-7:30pm Zumba* (Dancefit NOLA)

6:30-8:45pm Basketball open play ages 18+

 

Tuesday

10:30am-12:30pm Senior Dance Fitness ages 55+ (NORDC/NOBA)

10-2pm Basketball open play ages 18+

1:30-5:15pm Piano Lessons

2-4:30pm Basketball open play ages  5-17

6-7pm Bootcamp* (Footprints for Fitness)

7-8:45pm Volleyball open play ages 18+

7:30-8:30 Zumba* (Dancefit NOLA)

 

Wednesday

10-2pm Basketball open play ages 18+

2-4:30pm Basketball open play ages  5-17

6:30-7:30pm Zumba*(Dancefit NOLA)

 

Thursday

10:30am-12:30pm Senior Dance Fitness ages 55+ (NORDC/NOBA)

10-2pm Basketball open play ages 18+

2-6:30pm Basketball open play ages  5-17

2:30-4:45pm Piano Lessons

6:30-8:45pm Volleyball open play ages 18+

7:30-8:30 Zumba* (Dancefit NOLA)

 

Friday

10-2pm Basketball open play ages 18+

2:30-6:30pm Basketball open play ages  5-17

6:30-8:45pm Basketball open play ages 18+

 

Saturday

11am-1pm Basketball open play ages 5+

9:30-10:30am Bootcamp* (Footprints for Fitness)

10:30-11:30am Zumba*(Dancefit NOLA)

 

 

NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance

Senior Dance Fitness ages 55+ 
Registration ongoing. Start anytime.  
Stretching, cardio and dance, fun music, and healthy eating and lifestyle education. Other program features include performance opportunities, access to special master workshops, social events, and $5 tickets to select NOBA Main Stage presentations. Blank forms are available from the instructors or download here. Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended.  Bring a yoga or exercise mat. (A few are available to borrow on a first come basis.) Schedule is subject to change. Classes filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information about Senior Dance Fitness, please contact Susan Bensinger at sbensinger@nobadance.com  or 504-522-0996, ext. 207. 

 

Senior Choir

The Senior Choir rehearsal will resume in the Fall. 

 

About Gernon Brown

Mr. Brown was recognized locally and nationally as one of the topmost leaders in the field of education, athletics and community recreation.

He was the Executive Assistant Director of the New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD) from 1955 until his death in 1963.

From 1924 until his death he was a member of the New Orleans Jesuit High School faculty and besides teaching mathematics, he taught public speaking and dramatics for 15 years.  He was lead football and baseball coach throughout his stay there and for many years coached all sports.

His teams won 42 major championships including five state and seven city football titles, 13 state and as many city baseball championships, and five state, two sectional and four regional American region crowns.

During World War II, Mr. Brown coaches the Jesuit high track and baseball teams and won two city and state cage titles and one city track championship.

In the recreation field, Mr. Brown was a charter member and organizer of the New Orleans Junior Sports Association, forerunner of NORD.

From 1947 to 1952 he served as volunteer chairman of NORD’s Bantam football program and in 1953 he was appointed coordinator of NORD programs.

He served as president of the Louisiana Recreation Association in 1955-56 and as chairman of the southwest District Advisory Committee of the National Recreation Association in 1955-58.  He was appointed chairman of the National Advisory Committee on recreation program and activities for NRA n 1962. 

In November 1962, Mr. Brown was honored as the outstanding alumnus of Jesuit High School for 1962.  Read more at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame here

 

 

 

 


 

 
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Last updated: 7/15/2015 12:43:41 PM

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