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New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation Releases Park Master Plan Request for Proposals

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation (NORDF) today released the Citywide Parks and Recreation Master Plan Request for Proposals (RFP). The purpose of the RFP is to select a consultant who will lead the City’s park and recreation master planning process.

New Orleans is one of six communities across the country to receive a $433,800 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to support the advancement of equitable park access.

The City of New Orleans was awarded this funding to support the creation of a citywide parks and recreation master plan – a strategy to build an equitable and resilient park and recreation system accessible to all New Orleanians. The planning process will be led by the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC).

The planning process will engage a wide array of community-based organizations and residents to gather feedback and create action strategies to advance our City’s goals. The citywide parks and recreation master plan fulfills the commitment made by Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the four major park agencies – New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission, the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, the Audubon Nature Institute, and the New Orleans City Park – as part of the 2019 parks and recreation millage proposal that passed with 76% voter approval.

Interested respondents can access the RFP on the NORDF’s website at nordfoundation.org or contact NORDF at cherylm@nordfoundation.org. NORDF will also host a pre-submittal conference meeting on June 13. For more details, visit nordfoundation.org.

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