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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Fit NOLA Parks

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     Family Friendly Activities

     Increased Park Security

     Healthy Concessions

 

 

             Zumba @ St. Roch                        Cross Fit @ Taylor   

 

Fit NOLA Parks Director
Molly Pucillo  mmpucillo@nola.gov  (504) 914-3768   

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.

Taylor Park
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.

Previous Fit NOLA Parks Events

Taylor Park -- June 27, 2013
To view pictures from this event, click here.
We would like to thank our partners:

Coca Cola - Amber Ferchaud
Creative Walking Club - Katherine Jolivette
Cross Fit NOLA - Jeff and Molly
Go Divas Dance Fitness - Greer Mendy
Hollygrove Market & Farm - Alyssa Denny
Line Dance - Darria Thomas
Market Umbrell - Emery Van Hook
N'Fungola Sibo African Dance and Drum Company
NOLA Hooping - Kimberly Hutchison Lobert
LOOP Louisiana Outdoors Outreach Program - Emily Snyder & Haneef Shaheed
SOULISTIC Body Conditioning - Janese Galathe
Zumba - Danielle Burrell

Norwood Thompson Playground -- July 20, 2013
To view pictures from this event, click here.
We would like to thank our partners:
BEMUBADD Fitness - Katherine Jolivette
Coca Cola - Amber Ferchaud and Kel Villarrubia
Hollygrove Market & Farm - Alyssa Denny
LOOP Louisiana Outdoors Outreach Program - Emily Snyder
Market Umbrella - Emery Van Hook
N'Fungola Sibo African Dance and Drum Company
NOLA Hooping - Kimberly Hutchison-Lobert
Step Out & Step Up Line Dancin' w/Lady D - Darris Thomas
ViSalus Body By Vi Challenge - Jay Spaul
Zumba - Danielle Burrell

St. Roch Playground -- July 27, 2013
To view pictures from this event, click here.
We would like to thank our partners:
Coca Cola - Amber Ferchaud and Kel Villarrubia
Cornerstone Self Defense Studios - Sensei Tenell Moore
Market Umbrella - Emery Van Hook
N'Fungola Sibo African Dance and Drum Company
Step Out & Step Up Line Dancin' w/Lady D - Darris Thomas
ViSalus Body By Vi Challenge - Jay Spaul
Zumba - Danielle Burrell
Yoga Power Play - Lauren Darnell and Janae Holmes

 
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Last updated: 4/14/2014 3:23:32 PM

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