Special Events

Daddy Daughter Spring Dance

Create memories your daughter will never forget at our Daddy Daughter Spring Dance. You and your little princess will enjoy a photo booth, raffles, dancing, food, and more! No cost. Open to girls ages 18 and under. 

By entering and by your presence here you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded by the proprietors and/or by news media, and for such photography, filming and/or recording to be used in all media in perpetuity for any purpose whatsoever.

Kite Day

Bring your friends and family to our Annual Kite Day!  Prizes for fastest kites, best decorated, and more!  Bounce Houses, snacks, crafts, and music.  No admission cost and open to all.  

Easter Eggstravaganza

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

Superhero Family Fun Walk

To Be Announced

Join the FitNOLA Superhero Run! This 1-mile walk/run is for youth of all abilities between the ages of 4- 18. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and be ready to have fun while getting out and moving! This event is focused on healthy living and getting up and moving! FREE! 


Youth will enjoy a fun filled evening with dancing, photo booth, and competitions for the kraziest looking hats and socks. Door prizes!


Join NORD's Executive Team for a hour of community engagement, Q&A and general NORD updates in your neighborhood. 

Movies in the Park

Looking for a great Friday night event - that's free? The NORD Movies in the Park program will show a great family friendly outdoor movie every Friday night from September 08 - November 10, 2023 at NORD playgrounds. What a great way to start the weekend with family, friends, and neighbors!

NORD partners with booster clubs, non-profit and community organizations, schools  may apply to host a Movies in the Park to promote the events. This season, each film screening will have an alternate indoor location in case of inclement weather. 

Questions and email to :Betty Washington, NORD 5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122

 betty.washington@nola.gov or call 504-658-3027 for more information.

The movies will begin at dusk, as the sun descends beneath the horizon, and weather permitting. The screenings are free and open to the public. Moviegoers are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, smoking, or cooking will be allowed during the event.


09/ 29/23                      The Incredibles                                    Lafitte Greenway             

10/6/23                         Creed III                                               Hunter’s Field    

10/13/23                        Happy Feet                                         Delcazel Playspot            

10/ 20/23                       Dr. Suess: The Lorax                          Carver Playground          

10/27/23                        Risen                                                   Joe W. Brown    

11/3/23                          Ghostbusters After Life                        Pratt Park            

11/10/23                        Up                                                        Latter Library

Family Fit Fest:  Play. Bike. Fly. Explore.

There's plenty to do and experience at our Spring Family Fun Fest including with a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Prepare healthy snacks. Participate in interactive, fun play. Explore nature with an engaging nature walk. Support a local non-profit organization by making a donation and enjoy a scenic round trip bike ride from Milne Rec Center to Lake Pontchartrain. Bring or make a kite to participate in the Kite Flying Contests. Come and enjoy food, music, and entertainment.  

National Park and Recreation Month

Every July NORD 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.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

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

Halloween Spootacular

We host an annual Halloween Spooktacular event at multiple NORD locations across the City to provide our youth a safe and fun environment to celebrate Halloween.  Each event is family-friendly and features carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests, prizes or raffles, and of course, track or treating for candy!  This event is FREE and open to all. Attendees are encourage to bring a trick or treat bag for goodies.  

October 31, 2023 from 5 pm - 8 pm. 

Cutoff Rec Center 5600 Belgrade St. 

Lafitte Greenway 1971 St. Louis St.

Joe W. Brown 5601 Read Blvd.




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