Master Plan Public Meeting #2
December 6, 2023 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community engagement is at the center of the Master Plan. Throughout the process, we will offer various opportunities for you to learn about design ideas and provide feedback to inform design, including six public meetings.
During this second meeting, held at Warren Easton Charter High School, the discussion will focus on circulation and access at the Park.
What to expect at the December 6 meeting:
The format for this meeting will be “Open House” style. Instead of a formal presentation that starts at a set time, the Project Team will facilitate six stations that cover different topics and enable multiple opportunities for discussion and feedback. Information will be shared through a slideshow at each station, along with models, preliminary illustrations, and diagrams.
- Online Survey #1 Results
- This station will display results and key takeaways from our first survey through infographics.
- Improve Access to the Park
- This station will focus on understanding how visitors currently get to the Park (driving, public transit, biking, walking) and will highlight initial opportunities to improve access.
- Make Safe Ways for Pedestrians and Cyclists
- This station will focus on analyzing the existing circulation network (roads, bike paths, and pedestrian paths) in the most historic areas of the Park south of I-610. It will also identify opportunities to create safer biking and pedestrian experiences as well as a more efficient and intuitive roadway system.
- Create New Visitor Experiences
- This station will introduce improvements to the visitor’s arrival experience and a new promenade that will prioritize wayfinding, comfort, and safety for visitors.
- Create New Park Connections
- This station will show the existing circulation networks (roads, bike paths, and pedestrian paths) within the Park and introduce three different schemes that rethink the circulation networks to expand engagement with the Park’s landscapes.
- The Wooded Island
- This station will introduce the “Wooded Island” which, as proposed in the original 1933 Master Plan, was a central destination for City Park surrounded by the waters of the Bayou. It is currently a challenge to access, but it could provide an immersive experience of native Louisiana landscapes that would only otherwise be experienced outside of the city.