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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Fit NOLA Parks



     Family Friendly Activities

     Increased Park Security

     Healthy Concessions


                                     Zumba @ St. Roch                  Boot Camp @ Taylor   



  • Boot camp has been re-scheduled and will be at 5pm at Taylor Park December 18.
  • Boot camp at Taylor Saturday December 20 will be at 10:30am and not 9am.
  • Fit NOLA Parks will not hold classes on December 24th, 25th, and 31st, January 1st and 19th, and February 14th, 16th and 17th. Furthermore, classes only at Castle Rock Community Church will be cancelled December 18th, 23rd and 30th.  


Winter Session Schedule
December 1 — March 1

Please note that these schedules may be adjusted in a few weeks.

Taylor Park 2600 S. Roman St.
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA — Saturdays at 9am

Plus these churches in the Taylor Park community:
Castle Rock Community Church 2323 S. Galvez St.

Hula hooping — Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Kickboxing — Thursdays, 6-7pm

Pleasant Zion Baptist Church 3317 Toledano St.
Zumba — Wednesdays, 6-7pm 

Norwood Thompson Park 7200 Forshey St.
Zumba — Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Yoga — Thursdays, 6-7pm 

St. Roch Park 1800 St. Roch Ave.
Classes meet in the clubhouse/concessions building.
Kickboxing — Mondays, 6-7pm
Yoga — Wednesdays, 6-7pm 
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA — Saturdays, 9-10am


About FIT NOLA Parks

NORDC is working with the surrounding communities at Norwood Thompson, Taylor and St. Roch Parks to offer new, weekly recreational activities for people of all ages and skill levels. Healthy food options are also offered at park concession stands. Booster clubs, surrounding churches and neighborhood associations are engaged to identify physical activity programs and healthy concession options of interest to local residents. Police officers provide increased security at the parks to encourage greater use.

The Fit NOLA Parks initiative, a partnership between the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and the City of New Orleans Health Department, among others, seeks to increase use of community parks and access to healthy foods in three underserved neighborhoods: St. Roch, Gert Town, and Hoffman Triangle-Central City. The project is working to transform policies, systems and the environment in parks and surrounding neighborhoods to address barriers to both physical activity and access to healthy food.

Additional Fit NOLA Parks partners include the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation, Market Umbrella, Tulane Prevention Research Center, Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans, Norwood Thompson Booster Club, Taylor Booster Club, St. Roch Booster Club, and New Orleans Police Department. The project is funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and pledged matching funds from community partner organizations, including Chevron.

Fit NOLA Parks in the News

  • WWL-TV 2-22-14: Fit NOLA Parks brings healthy options to local parks watch here
  • WGNO-TV 2-21-14 Fit NOLA Parks Kick-Off  watch here

Previous Fit NOLA Parks Events

Fit NOLA Parks Family Fests were held at Norwood Thompson, Taylor and St. Roch Parks in June and July and were made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Chevron.

Event Photos
Gert Town Community Family Fest here.
St. Roch Community Family Fest here
Hoffman Triangle Community (Taylor) Family Fest here.

Thanks to these participating neighborhood organizations for their participation in the Hoffman Triangle (Taylor) Family Fest!
Taylor Booster Club, Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood Association, Pleasant Zion Baptist Church, Castle Rock Community Church, All Nations Fellowship, Up2Us, Chef Diva, South Broad Community Health, Habitat for Humanity, KIPP New Orleans Schools, and Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmers Markets. 

Thanks to these participating neighborhood organizations for their participation in the Gert Town Community Family Fest!
Norwood Thompson Booster Club, Gert Town Neighborhood Association, Philips Memorial United Methodist Church, First Zion Baptist Church, Greater King Solomon Baptist Church, Second Bethlehem Baptist Church, Little Zion Baptist Church, Greater St. Andrew Baptist Church, St. Joseph Baptist Church, St. Peter Baptist Church, St. James Baptist Church, Gert Town Community Development Center, 21 to Win, and Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmers Markets.

Thanks to these participating neighborhood organizations for their participation in the St. Roch Community Family Fest!
St. Roch Booster Club, Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association, St. Roch Community Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, Shiloh Christian Fellowship, True Vine Baptist Church, Abundant Life Tabernacle, First Pilgrims Baptist Church, KIPP New Orleans Schools, New Orleans Food Co-op, Habitat for Humanity, Homer A. Plessy Community School, 21 to Win, and Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmer’s Market


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Last updated: 12/18/2014 12:24:08 PM

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