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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 at Stallings Gentilly and Hula hooping at St. Roch    

Fit NOLA Parks Community Family Fests

NORDC and Fit NOLA Parks is collaborating with community leaders and organizations at the three newest Fit NOLA Parks locations to host community family fests.

This is a great opportunity for families and friends to meet at the park for a fun afternoon of activities, entertainment, food and community resource areas.  

Algiers Community Family Fest
Behrman Park
Saturday, June 27th, 3-6pm
2529 General Meyer Ave.

  • Featuring DJ Spotie Otie, NuAwlons Nate, NAIROBI YOUTH, Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians and more!
  • Event will include 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament, field day games, Fit NOLA Parks demonstrations, free food, music, Space Walk, and community resources.

The event is made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and Chevron.

Special thanks to Common Ground Health Clinic, Black Star Caffe, Craige Cultural Center, New Orleans Public Library, Shirley Drive Association, Love Outreach Christian Center, New Orleans EMS and others who have worked together to make sure this event is a success.

Fit NOLA Parks

Free exercise classes for people of all ages and skill levels at NORDC parks led by Fit NOLA Parks instructors.  read more


Fit NOLA Parks Summer Schedule June 1-August 31
(no classes on July 4)

Download full schedule

Behrman Recreation Center and Park 2529 General Meyer Ave.
Tuesdays at 10:30am - Hula Hooping
Wednesdays at 6pm - Line Dancing
Thursdays at 7pm – Zumba

Conrad Park 3400 Hamilton St.
Mondays at 6pm - Hula Hooping
-Tuesdays at 6pm – Yoga
-Thursdays at 6pm – Zumba
-Saturdays at 9am - Boot Camp

Norwood Thompson Park 7200 Forshey St.
Mondays at 6pm – Kickboxing
Tuesdays at 6pm - Line Dancing
Wednesdays at 6pm - Hula Hooping
Thursdays at 6pm – Yoga

St. Roch Park 1800 St. Roch Ave.
Dance Fit on Mondays, 6-7pm NEW!  
Open to all ages! Fun for the entire family!! Are you looking to get in shape? Do you love to dance and want to learn to move like Beyonce', Janet Jackson, Chris Brown,  or Michael Jackson? Dance Fit is a community-oriented, unique, fitness-based movement class geared to promote health and well-being instructed by Kenneth “Kynt” Bryan! Get that body right using elements of hip hop, contemporary, and break dance while sweating to the sounds of popular music. 
Tuesdays at 6pm - Hula Hooping
Wednesdays at 6pm - Line Dancing
Saturdays at 9am - Boot Camp

Stallings Gentilly Park 2700 Lapeyrouse St.
Mondays at 6pm - Bike Ride
Tuesdays at 6pm - Dance Fit
Thursdays at 6pm - Hula Hooping
Saturdays at 10:30am - Boot Camp

Taylor Park
2600 S. Roman St.
Mondays at 6pm - Boot Camp
Tuesdays at 6pm - Hula Hooping
Wednesdays at 6pm – Zumba
Thursdays at 6pm – Kickboxing


Fit Force -- New classes to begin soon!

Free fitness classes at NORDC parks led by Fit Force partner instructors.  read more

  • Cut-Off Rec Center – 6600 Belgrade St.
  • Harrell Playground – 2202 Leonidas St.
  • Joe W. Brown Rec Center – 5601 Read Blvd


About Fit Force

The Fit Force is an experienced team of New Orleans fitness professionals who believe in improving the health of New Orleanians. Due to their dedication to the community and passion for impacting overall wellness, each Fit Force professional volunteers at least one day a week to lead one-hour fitness classes at three NORDC sites: Cut-Off Rec Center, Harrell Playground, and Joe W. Brown Rec Center. Organized by the New Orleans Health Department and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission through the Fit NOLA initiative, the Fit Force was developed to create greater equity in access to fitness city-wide and as a result of a shared best practice by Shape Up NYC.

Fit Force professional partners include: Anytime Fitness, CrossFit Roux, Franco's Fitness, Free to Be Yoga, Higher Power NOLA, Reyn Studios, and Triumph Krav Maga/Monkey Bar Gym. For more information on Fit Force, please contact Whitney Mitchell at or 504.658.2564 or Molly Pucillo at or 504.914.3768.

About FIT NOLA Parks

Learn more about Fit NOLA
NORDC offers free exercise classes at six parks across the parish: Norwood Thompson, Taylor, St. Roch, Behrman, Conrad and Stallings Gentilly Parks. In addition to recreational activities several days per week for people of all ages and skill levels, booster clubs sell healthy food options at park concession stands. Police officers are asked to provide increased security at the parks during activity times 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 seeks to increase use of community parks and access to healthy foods in underserved neighborhoods. Additional Fit NOLA Parks partners include the 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 matching funds from Chevron.


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Last updated: 6/22/2015 11:34:22 AM

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