Mirabeau Water Garden
Located between Bayou St. John and the London Avenue Canal in the Filmore neighborhood in Gentilly, the Mirabeau Water Garden is a public works project that will transform a 25-acre empty site into a recreational and educational amenity. The land was donated to the City of New Orleans by the Congregation of St. Joseph on the condition that it be used to enhance and protect the neighborhood. The water garden vision is based on innovative site design and stormwater management features developed in the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan. This vision was embraced by the Sisters of St. Joseph as one that, in their own words, “would manifest the holiness and the beauty of this land… and evoke a huge systemic shift in the way humans relate with water and land.”
Design is currently in progress, with construction estimated to begin in the summer of 2018 and be completed by the summer of 2019.
For more information, including a description of further project benefits, Click the link below to view the latest Mirabeau Water Garden fact sheet:
The Office of Resilience and Sustainability, with support from 100 Resilient Cities, conducted a Triple Bottom Line Analysis of the Mirabeau Water Garden design in October 2017. Click below to view the report:
Click the link below to view the latest public presentation about the Mirabeau Water Garden, delivered at a community project meeting held on August 5, 2017 at Arthur Ashe Charter School.