Part of the French Market District, Crescent Park was first envisioned in 2006 during an effort to utilize inactive portions of the Mississippi Riverfront. In 2008, $31.2 million from the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Long-Term Community Recovery Program of the State of Louisiana and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was awarded to the New Orleans Building Corporation (NOBC) for the design and construction of the park. Extending 1.4 miles along the riverfront from Elysian Fields to Mazant Street, Crescent Park represents connection. The park reconnects our community and visitors physically and visually to the river. Crescent Park also provides a corridor that connects the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods to the Historic French Quarter, in an area that was long cut off because of maritime commerce. This unparalleled public space is filled with architectural details that nod to the historic context of the riverfront while providing breathtaking views of New Orleans, native landscaping, bike paths, a dog run and multi-use pavilions for all to enjoy.
For more information please visit www.crescentparknola.org