City To Celebrate opening Of Marigny Portion Of Crescent Park
NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, July 2, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City and State officials and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) will celebrate the opening of the Marigny portion of Crescent Park with a ribbon cutting of the Mandeville Crossing pedestrian bridge and elevators at Elysian Fields Avenue and North Peters Street at 1:30 p.m.
The Mandeville Crossing is an elevated walkway crossing over the Mississippi River floodwall and active railroad lines and connects Elysian Fields Avenue to the Mandeville Shed and Ellipse.
Crescent Park is a 1.4 mile linear park that stretches from Elysian Fields Avenue in the Marigny to Mazant Street in Bywater and provides unparalleled views of the New Orleans skyline, Algiers, and Mississippi River. The park creates an environment for residents and visitors alike to interact and enjoy new vantage points of New Orleans and recreational space along the riverfront. The $31.2M Crescent Park project was funded as part of the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Long-Term Community Recovery Program of the State of Louisiana and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Bywater portion of Crescent Park opened to the public in February 2014.