Editor’s Note: 85% of the US population owns a smartphone(statista). This adds to the constant busyness of lives and makes it hard to unplug; it can also lead to unneeded stress. According to a 2019 study published in Scientific Reports, spending at least 120 minutes in nature a week is associated with good health and decreased stress (White et al). In other words, sometimes we are in need of a stroll through the park, so that’s what we’re giving you. The following is a collection of articles about different parks in New Orleans. The collection features historical articles, talking about the history of different parks; informative articles, featuring different events that can be attended at parks; and creative writing that draws inspiration from the park’s beauty. Our goal through curating this selection was to give anyone the ability to take a virtual stroll through the park. We hope this collection provides a much needed disconnect from the world, and inspires you creatively. This piece on Fortier Park was originally published on Sep 24, 2019
Before the Saints beat the Seahawks on Sunday, a group of neighbors assembled in Fortier Park to listen to the Lilli Lewis Project. The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association is continuing their Sunday music series for two more weekends in the Esplanade Avenue park. Catch Noisewater on September 29th and Luna Mora on October 6, both from 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Brandon Robert is a New Orleans native who focuses his camera on the art, culture, and personalities that make this city the best city in the world. You can check out more of Brandon’s work on his website, and look for him on ViaNolaVie.