Robert Thompson Organizes Event to Benefit Bartlett Park

With donations from the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, area neighbors, and a huge plant from Toni McCormick, Bartlett Park got a facelift today, February 1, 2020 due to the work of enthusiastic neighbors.

Robert Thompson of the City Beautiful Committee of Parks For All organized the event.

The triangle park is at the corner of Harding and Delgado Streets and was named for Jack Bartlett after he was murdered nearby while riding his bicycle in 1992.

Photos courtesy Robert Thompson
1993 article in the Times Picayune about Bartlett Park in the link below:
http://katrinafilm.com/public/wordpress/wordpress-content/uploads/2020/02/1993aug4-times-pic-bartlett-park.jpg

The narrative below is from Robert Thompson:

“Some might think the Parkview neighborhood’s diminutive park is “small”, but today’s enthusiastic turnout of neighbors passionate about its beauty could never be characterised that way. The energy and involvement of neighbors, young and old, was exemplary and may be to date the best turn out per capita of any neighborhood participating in NOLA Parks For All’s City Beautiful initiatives.

All three corners of this triangular gem of a space were addressed, litter removed, leaves raked, tired plants and weeds removed, new bed designs implemented, mulch and fertilizer spread, liriope,ferns and a valuable Bird of Paradise specimen were planted. Best of all the residents seem energized about maintaining and continuing to improve the park and its beauty.

Thanks to all including City Park Neighborhood Association, Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association via a donation from Canadian National Railways, Charlie London, bird-of-paradise plant donation from Toni McCormick and George Bartlett (whose brother is memorialized at the park) and whose truck ripped out those stumps like a pro, and of course all the neighbors who showed up today. Special mention to Bob Holloway whose leadership was critical (and whose future custodianship is now being locked in!)”

Charles London displays Bird-of-Paradise plant donation from neighbor Toni McCormick

Neighbors planted liriope in Bartlett Park. The liriope was part of a donation from Canadian National Railways to the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association

300 dpi photo in link below:
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