Tulane Capital Projects Meeting with Community

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Freeman Auditorium
Newcomb Art Center

You are invited to attend a briefing of
Tulane University’s capital projects and plans.
Presentation by Yvette Jones
Executive Vice President, University Relations/Development

For more information, contact:
Karen Celestan, Community Relations
kcelesta@tulane.edu – 504/988-3394


Councilmember Susan Guidry Updates

Dear Neighborhood Leaders,

Councilmember Guidry would like you and your members to know about a great event happening this Saturday. ReBridge is hosting a kid’s event called Bayou Bridges Breakfast Come Learn with Us that promises to be a fun-packed learning experience on Saturday morning, June 25th at 9 am.

Everyone will meet by the oak tree at the foot of the Magnolia Bridge (Moss and Harding). Parents should bring blankets and/or chairs. Breakfast will be served to the children and they will be introduced to two of the historic bridges that span the bayou. There will be coffee and water for adults.

The Preservation Resource Center will be conducting a 30-minute walkabout interpreting the portage and architecture of the area, which is a lesson from the Preservation Resource Center’s My City, My Home heritage education program; Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries will be offering casting lessons and interpreting specimens from the bayou, while volunteer artists will be working with the kids to create an enormous mural, and all of this will happen in the most beautiful setting to spend a summer morning.


Thank you for your cooperation,

Sherri K. Wilder
Community Liaison
Councilmember Susan G. Guidry – District A
City Hall
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Office: (504) 658-1012
Fax: (504) 658-1016

Palmer Park Playground Update – Anne Fuselier and Friends of Palmer Park

“Palmer just underwent a MAJOR face-lift and is being used by even more Carrollton residents now than ever before. The “Friends of Palmer Park” organization in conjunction with Disney Corporation, The Points of light institute, the Dept of Parks and Parkways and KaBoom! as well as over 350 neighbors/neighborhood organizations/local churches and businesses, completed, in two days, the renovation of the Grand arch (doors being custom made and are soon to come), the complete repair and renovation of the flag pole which now flies the USA, LA and New Orleans flags, over $5,000 in new Landscaping (more to come in the fall), 4 new doggie waste stations, the complete repair and painting of all 92 wood bollards surrounding the park, 2 new wooden checker board tables, 5 new beautiful glass sidewalk mosaics, 4 new trash/recycling stations, 2 new directional sign posts (both designed and painted by the children of Carrollton), New sidewalk Hopscotch games and a custom made ADA accessible path leading to… last but not least… a beautiful (Carrollton children designed), unbelievable, new Playground complete with swings! In addition, there will be 17 benches installed in the park very shortly as well as $15,000 worth of fill and hydro-seed and a $20,000 lighting repair project coming in the next few months (Being led by Nagendra on behalf of FOPP).
“It’s not the same ‘ol Palmer anymore folks! Please drop by and enjoy your new park and as always FOPP is always interested in new ideas that will enhance this amazing focal point of Carrollton. Feel free to contact us with any questions and if you are a facebooker you can visit us at our “Friends of Palmer Park” facebook page. There are tons of photos from the renovation to enjoy.”