Dillard Wetlands


The Dillard Wetlands project site is a 27-acre dense woodland tucked along the western side of the London Avenue Canal - - bordering the former Gregory Junior High School site and across the Canal from the historic Dillard University campus. 















The project is being designed in collaboration with the community to develop a comprehensive program with the following core goals & benefits:

  • Stormwater Management - Mitigate Flooding and Improve Water Quality 
  • Support Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration 
  • Create a community space with varied educational / recreational / social opportunities











View the current project fact sheet.

2022 Community Engagement

Watch the 90% Design Community Engagement meeting (February 10, 2022 @ 6PM):

Watch the 90% Design Review meeting (February 9, 2022 @ 6PM):

2021 Community Engagement

Neighborhood canvassing and surveying (December 2021 - January 2022)

  • The design team held a canvassing event on December 22, 2021. We distributed mailers and digital surveys to stakeholders to further gather input on design elements for the project. 

Watch the “Educator Roundtable” virtual meeting (November 18, 2021 @ 5PM):








Watch the Design Update Stakeholder virtual meeting (November 4, 2021 @ 6PM):

Watch the 60% Design Review Meeting (August 4, 2021 @ 6PM):

Watch the Design Workshop (June 12, 2021 @ 10AM):

  • We had multiple design stations for the public to engage with individuals from the design team.

Community Partners / Resource Tables:

Watch the “Remember and Reclaim” Virtual Panel Discussion (June 10, 2021 @ 6PM):

  • A panel discussion exploring our historical relationship with land



Atianna J. Cordova, WATER BLOCK and WATER BLOCK Kids

Watch the Design Workshop w/ remixecology (April 17, 2021 @ 10AM):

Watch the 30% Design Review and Community Engagement meeting (February 25, 2021): 

2020 Community Engagement 

Community Pop-up Events (November 21 & 24 and December 5, 2020)

Community Leaders Forum (November 19, 2020)

Neighborhood canvassing (November 14, 2020)

  • The project team walked the neighborhood within the project direct impact area to share information and to solicit community feedback - this input was included in the project design!   


Contact Us

For more infomation on the Dillard Wetlands project, please contact:
Office: (504) 658-7623
Email: roadwork@nola.gov

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