The Project / Phase 1: Crescent Park


The Crescent Park is first and foremost about connection – reconnecting our city and our communities to our riverfront. The park grants unparalleled physical and visual access to the river, creating an environment for locals and visitors to interact and enjoy the essence of New Orleans — our quality of life.

A collaborative effort, led by legendary architects George Hargreaves, Michael Maltzan, David Adjaye, and Allen Eskew, the Crescent Park spans from Elysian Fields Avenue in Marigny to Poland Avenue in the Bywater. The planned 1.4 miles of public open space includes 20 acres of indigenous landscaping, bike paths, playgrounds, a dog run, and two multi-use pavilions — the Mandeville Shed and the Piety Wharf.

Employing alternative energy resources and a simple economic model, the Crescent Park will be both energy self-reliant and financially self-sufficient.