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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu, NORD to Join National Recreation and Park Association for Lemann Playground Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration

September 22, 2017

Celebration will kick off the 2017 National Recreation and Park 

Association Conference in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, the City of New Orleans, New Orleans Recreation and Development (NORD) Commission and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will unveil improvements at Lemann Playground and hold a community celebration to kick of the 2017 National Recreation and Park Association Conference. The Lemann Playground improvements are part of NRPA’s Parks Build Community initiative.

Designed to meet the community’s need for additional recreational space, the new playground, valued at nearly $1 million, offers a variety of family-friendly amenities, including numerous state-of-the-art play structures and exercise equipment.

The celebration will begin with a second line, starting at the intersection of Lafitte Street and North Claiborne Avenue at 1:30 p.m. with a park dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting immediately following at Lemann Playground.

This event is free and open to the public.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

WHO:      Mayor Mitch Landrieu

                Vic Richard, CEO, NORDC

                Barbara Tulipane, President and CEO, NRPA

WHAT:     Lemann Playground Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration  

WHEN:    Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Lemann Playground

                590-648 N. Claiborne Ave.

                New Orleans, LA 70112

Note: The second line will begin at the intersection of Lafitte Street and North Claiborne Avenue.

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