Fit NOLA Parks
Family Friendly Activities
Increased Park Security
Zumba @ St. Roch Boot Camp @ Taylor
February 14, 16, 17: All classes at all locations
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 (Class change just for Jan. 29: Yoga will be replaced with Hula Hooping)
St. Roch Park 1800 St. Roch Ave.
Classes meet in the clubhouse/concessions building.
Kickboxing — Mondays, 6-7pm
Yoga — Wednesdays, 6-7pm (Class change just for Jan. 28: Yoga will be replaced with Hula Hooping)
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA — Saturdays, 9-10am
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.