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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Fit NOLA Parks

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     Family Friendly Activities

     Increased Park Security

     Healthy Concessions

 

                                     Zumba @ St. Roch                  Boot Camp @ Taylor   

Free Activities September 2 – November 2

Download the Fall schedule English version   Spanish version

Class Cancellation:  Saturday, November 1 - Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA. 

Try Fit NOLA Parks classes before most Movies in the Park screenings.  Get the schedule here.    

Taylor Park
2600 S. Roman Street, New Orleans, LA 70125

• Hula Hooping - Tuesdays at 6pm
• Zumba – Wednesdays at 6pm
• Yoga – Thursdays at 6pm
• Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA – Saturdays at 9am

Norwood Thompson Park
7200 Forshey St., New Orleans, LA 70125

• Hula Hooping - Mondays & Wednesdays at 6pm
• Zumba – Tuesdays at 6pm
 

St. Roch Park
1800 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117
• Kickboxing – Mondays at 6pm
• Hula Hooping – Tuesdays at 6pm
• Yoga – Wednesdays at 6pm
• Zumba – Fridays at 6pm
• Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA – Saturdays at 9am (NOTE: Boot Camp will not be held on Saturday, November 1.)
 

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.

 

Fit NOLA Parks in the News

  • WWL-TV 2-22-14: Fit NOLA Parks brings healthy options to local parks watch here
  • WGNO-TV 2-21-14 Fit NOLA Parks Kick-Off  watch here
     

Previous Fit NOLA Parks Events

Fit NOLA Parks Family Fests were held at Norwood Thompson, Taylor and St. Roch Parks in June and July and were made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Chevron.

Event Photos
Gert Town Community Family Fest here.
St. Roch Community Family Fest here
Hoffman Triangle Community (Taylor) Family Fest here.

Thanks to these participating neighborhood organizations for their participation in the Hoffman Triangle (Taylor) Family Fest!
Taylor Booster Club, Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood Association, Pleasant Zion Baptist Church, Castle Rock Community Church, All Nations Fellowship, Up2Us, Chef Diva, South Broad Community Health, Habitat for Humanity, KIPP New Orleans Schools, and Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmers Markets. 

Thanks to these participating neighborhood organizations for their participation in the Gert Town Community Family Fest!
Norwood Thompson Booster Club, Gert Town Neighborhood Association, Philips Memorial United Methodist Church, First Zion Baptist Church, Greater King Solomon Baptist Church, Second Bethlehem Baptist Church, Little Zion Baptist Church, Greater St. Andrew Baptist Church, St. Joseph Baptist Church, St. Peter Baptist Church, St. James Baptist Church, Gert Town Community Development Center, 21 to Win, and Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmers Markets.

Thanks to these participating neighborhood organizations for their participation in the St. Roch Community Family Fest!
St. Roch Booster Club, Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association, St. Roch Community Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, Shiloh Christian Fellowship, True Vine Baptist Church, Abundant Life Tabernacle, First Pilgrims Baptist Church, KIPP New Orleans Schools, New Orleans Food Co-op, Habitat for Humanity, Homer A. Plessy Community School, 21 to Win, and Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmer’s Market

 

 
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Last updated: 10/28/2014 3:46:33 PM

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