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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                  Boot Camp @ Taylor   

 

Announcements

Great news!!!  Three more Fit NOLA Parks have been added -- Behrman, Stallings Gentilly and Conrad! Classes will start on with the spring session on March 2.  The spring schedule is below the winter schedule, so just scroll down.  

Winter Session Schedule
December 1 — March 1

Taylor Park 2600 S. Roman St.
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA — Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

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 classes are currently being held inside at the Greater King Solomon Baptist Church at 3305 Audubon Street.
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

 

Spring schedule starts March 2
3 more parks added!

St. Roch Park – 1800 St. Roch Ave.
Kickboxing on Mondays, 6-7pm
Hula Hooping on Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Saturdays, 9-10am

Taylor Park – 2600 S. Roman St.
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Mondays, 6-7pm
Hula Hooping on Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Zumba on Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Kickboxing on Thursdays, 6-7pm

Norwood Thompson Park – 7200 Forshey St.
Hula Hooping on Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Yoga on Thursdays, 6-7pm

Conrad Park – 3600 Hamilton St.
Hula Hooping on Mondays, 6-7pm
Zumba on Thursdays, 6-7pm
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Saturdays, 9-10am

Stallings Gentilly Park – 2700 Lapeyrouse St.
Zumba on Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Hula Hooping on Thursdays, 6-7pm
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am

Behrman Rec Center and Park – 2529 General Meyer Ave.
Hula Hooping on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Zumba on Thursdays, 7-8pm

 

 

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.

 

 
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Last updated: 2/26/2015 5:32:17 PM

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