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Parks & Parkways COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Parks and Parkways is taking steps to reduce the number of in-person visitors to their  buildings. 

Applying for Park/Event Permits

The Department of Parks and Parkways is currently requesting permit applications and materials be submitted electronically via email due to COVID-19 capacity constraints.

Email submissions allow faster processing with limited office availability. Please contact the above resources with any permit-related questions. The Department aims to smoothly facilitate event planning needs despite current public health precautions.​

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May 18, 2023 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Celebrates Completion of Citywide Tree Planting Project

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today was joined by Director of Parks and Parkways Michael Karam, Director of Capital Projects Vincent Smith, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer Greg Nichols, District C Councilmember Freddie King and members of the Algiers Point Association, Algiers Economic Development Foundation and Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council to celebrate the planting of 1,165 trees citywide. Today’s ribbon cutting was held at McDonogh Memorial Park in Algiers, the new home to three magnolias and one live oak.  

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December 13, 2022 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Start of Citywide Tree Planting Project

The City of New Orleans today announced that the Department of Parks & Parkways (Parkways) will plant 1,165 trees citywide starting Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022.

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