Mirabeau Water Garden: Phase I


Located between Bayou St. John and the London Avenue Canal in the Filmore neighborhood in Gentilly, the Mirabeau Water Garden project will transform a 25-acre empty site into a multi-functional destination.

The land was donated to the City of New Orleans by the Congregation of the Sisters of the 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.”

Phase I stormwater management design and construction is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration Hazard Mitigation grant program. With the design complete, construction is estimated to begin late 4th quarter 2019 - early 1st quarter 2020.

Phase II of the project will include educational and recreational site amenities / enhancements.  This work will be funded by the Housing and Urban Development National Disaster Resilience Competition.

For more information, including a description of further project benefits, Click the link below to view the latest Mirabeau Water Garden fact sheet:

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.


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