Fit NOLA Parks
Free, Fun Physical Activities for all Ages
Free Activities March 10 – June 1
No classes April 18 and May 26
To download a pdf version of the schedule, click here.
2600 S. Roman Street, New Orleans, LA 70125
• All Ages Hula Hooping - Tuesday 5:30 pm
• Zumba – Wednesday 5:30 pm
• Creative Walking – Thu 5:30 pm
• CrossFit NOLA Boot Camp – Sat 9:00 am
• Hula Hooping – Every 3rd Sat of the month 1 pm
Norwood Thompson Park
7200 Forshey St., New Orleans, LA 70125
• All Ages Hula Hooping - Monday 5:30 pm
• Zumba – Tue 5:30 pm
• Youth Hula Hooping (ages 20 & under) – Wed 5:30 pm
• Line Dancing – Thu 5:30 pm
St. Roch Park
1800 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117
• Creative Walking – Mon & Wed 5:30 pm
• Youth Hula Hooping (ages 20 & under) – Tue 4:30 pm
• Zumba – Fri 5:30 pm (3/28 class cancelled due to rain)
• CrossFit NOLA Boot Camp – Sat 12 noon
Fit NOLA Parks/Bike Easy Workshop and Ride
St. Roch Park
Saturday, May 10th, 9-11am
In this 2-hour workshop and ride at St. Roch Park, participants will learn how to bike with confidence, review the basics of safe bicycling, and take a ride throughout the neighborhood.
A certified instructor will be on hand to answer questions about bike selection and fit, safety laws, and basic upkeep, and we’ll practice new safety skills on our ride around the neighborhood. Participants will leave the workshop knowing their rights and responsibilities to other road users, and will be prepared to ride safely on the road - for recreation, transportation, and health!
Fit NOLA Parks at Movies in the Park
Fit NOLA Parks instructors are leading pre-show activities at all Movies in the Park events. Movies in the Park features family-friendly, free outdoor movie screenings at NORDC playgrounds for across the City. Come join us! Get details and the schedule here.
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
What is Fit NOLA Parks?
NORDC is working with the surrounding communities at these parks to offer new, weekly recreational activities for people of all ages and skill levels. Healthy food options will be offered at park concession stands. Booster clubs, surrounding churches and neighborhood associations will be engaged to identify physical activity programs and healthy concession options of interest to local residents. Police officers will 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, Friends of Taylor Park, the Boosters of Sampson/St. Roch, New Orleans Police Department, and Hollygrove Market and Farm. The project is funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and pledged matching funds from community partner organizations.