Special Events

Special Events

National Park and Recreation Month

Every July NORDC celebrates Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) that highlights and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, a close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.

Family Fun Walk

Step out for a family-friendly morning walk with breaks for fun activities including hula hooping, jump rope, sack race, basketball, tennis, golf and baseball.

Family Bike Ride

Teens are invited to bring out their friends and family for a day of outdoor exercise, biking, and fun. Event generally includes discounted bike rentals, group stretching exercise and overview of safety rules, and a bike ride through the neighborhood. 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

A celebration held during National Hispanic Heritage Month which recognizes Hispanic heritage through a community festival featuring music, food, and art.

STEM Saturdays

The purpose of STEM NOLA is to expose, inspire and engage the community in the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Each month the inventors and innovators of tomorrow work with STEM professionals and college students at a workshop that offers hands-on experiences with STEM experiments at NORDC rec centers. For details and registration information, click here.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park is a seasonal program that features family-friendly, free outdoor movie screenings at NORDC playgrounds for residents across the City. Residents are encouraged to arrive early to visit with family and friends and participate in fun fitness activities with Fit NOLA Parks instructors. Movies in the Park is free and open to the public. Movie goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. View our Rain Policy

Easter Eggstravaganza

Family-friendly Easter egg hunts at select NORDC parks. Meet the Easter Bunny, and find eggs filled with candy and prizes. Event also features face painting, space walks and field games.

Halloween Spooktacular 

Fun and safe Halloween activities at NORDC rec centers. Rec centers will have candy, a costume contest, carnival games, prizes, and more! Free and open to the public. Festivities kick off with  "THRILLER" flash mob in front of New Orleans City Hall.

Youth Fit Fest

The annual Yout Fitness Festival celebrates physical, mental, and social wellness. The event features fun fitness activities, interactive learning stations, health and
dental screenings, healthy snack tastings, and more. 

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