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Desoto, Capdevielle, and Gayarre


The title of the post, Desoto, Capdevielle, and Gayarre sounds like it might be the name of a New Orleans law firm. But, no, it’s the name of three different “pocket parks’ along Esplanade Avenue in Faubourg St. John. If you’ve been to Desoto Park, Capdevielle Park, or Gayarre Place lately you know that these [...]

Desmare Playground Gets Love


Many neighbors and volunteers from far and wide came out with their children to plant trees in Desmare Playground at 3456 Esplanade Avenue on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon. From Susannah Burley: “Thank you so much for your time and energy this morning in planting 11 beautiful trees that will drink [...]

Fortier Park Gets Spring Cleaning


Photos and narrative below by Robert Thompson Seen on the left is Mark Conner, Senior Director of Marketing, for Fair Grounds. His “Fun Team” in green shirts really performed. Thanks to team leader Andy Ryan whose efforts put together Fair Grounds “FUN TEAM” resource with neighbors to make an impressive change in Fortier Park today. [...]

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