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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


Public Greenspace Planting Permit

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A Public Green Space Planting Permit is required in order to plant shrubs and garden beds on neutral grounds, parks, playgrounds or public rights-of-way. The applicant must submit plans for the proposed planting in accordance with the Design Standards for Plantings on Public Green Space guidelines. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the applicant and the Department of Parks and Parkways for the maintenance of the proposed planting must be executed. The permit is free of charge. 


  • Free

Required documents/steps

  • Contact the Chief Landscape Architect at the Department of Parks and Parkways at (504) 658-3201 or in order to submit the following: 
    • Scalable site plans including all major existing physical features, size and type of plant material
    • Maintenance plan including responsibility for watering
  • Plans must be in compliance with the Design Standards for Plantings on Public Greenspace guidelines
  • Execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for maintenance

Issuing agency

Parks and Parkways

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Last updated: 6/7/2016 11:29:31 AM

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