Armstrong Park–Give It Back to the City!

The ongoing controversy regarding Armstrong Park has reared its head yet again, following the discovery of a murder victim who was found in the bushes near the abandoned Municipal Auditorium.

Anyone who is a reader of my entries here knows that I’ve been advocating for the revival of Armstrong Park for many years. The park has been a political football for as long as I can remember, and I’ve always tried to figure out why such a precious jewel of an urban park has remained—for the most part—deserted.

Lovely, but underused, Armstrong Park. Photo: Photos.Nondot.org

I figure that the location of the park, which displaced so many longtime Treme homeowners when it was first constructed, has made the Park a bitter feuding ground for neighborhood residents who still resent that fact that not only was a park constructed while their homes were razed, but a fence was placed around the park, with locked gates, ostensibly to keep out the “riff-raff” from the neighborhood. I’ve witnessed a lot of racist overtones in meetings I’ve attended on both sides of that proverbial fence. This is so tragic, considering the Park encompasses Congo Square, literally the most historic music location in the entire city.

When WWOZ had its studios in the park, there was minimal traffic there, and security was tight. WWOZ attempted to expand its studios within the park with the construction of a large studio within the park grounds—an idea that definitely highlighted the need for more and better space for ‘OZ—but ill-conceived for a public park.

For years, I’d been told by hotel concierges that they are either reluctant or scared to send any of their guests who wanted to experience local music (remember Joe’s Cozy Corner) into the vicinity of Armstrong Park because it was highly dangerous. A tourist was attacked and murdered some 20 years ago, and the city’s hospitality industry has never forgotten. The black mark on the reputation of the Park continues to linger.

The discovery of yet another murder last week was just the icing on the doom cake for the Park.

The current administration is attempting to repair the shoddy sidewalk work started by the Nagin regime, and it appears they are making some progress. But you know how fast things move in New Orleans.

The park’s maintenance is under the purview of the city’s Parks and Parkways Department, but that department doesn’t handle security or fencing.  That department is only responsible for park upkeep. But Parks and Parkways budgets have been cut three times in the past year; there’s a hiring freeze; and there’s just not enough personnel to have an ongoing presence in the Park.

To get Armstrong Park functional, open to the public, and safe a few crucial things need to happen:

1. The fences need to come down and the park needs to be open to everyone.

2. If the fences can’t be done away with, then at least the gates should be open and everyone from the surrounding neighborhoods should have access.

3. Most importantly, the park needs to have a constant presence of people, either via Parks and Parkways personnel, the National Park Service, or even simply by setting up an information kiosk at the main entrance. Where there are people, there’s a lot less crime potential. That’s just common sense.

4. Armstrong Park needs be patrolled in the evenings by NOPD personnel.

5. There’s a need to create traffic in and near the park with more events, and by creating music and daytime traffic on North Rampart Street. North Rampart is a commercial corridor and is not the place for residential development, at least not residential development without some retail, restaurant and entertainment venues.

6. Municipal Auditorium needs to be put back into use.

7. There should be some consideration of creating a public-private partnership for management of the Park that would produce ongoing sources of revenue for the Park’s upkeep and improvement. Just look at what’s been done with City Park and Audubon Park.

8. Mahalia Jackson Performing Arts Center should consider partnering with the city to manage the park.

9. Creation of a board and executive director to manage the park.

10. A groundswell of public support for the revival of the park.

Would love to hear your comments, ideas and suggestions…

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Royeuresr

    Attending the WNOE all star shows 5o years ago provided me the chance to see many R&B legends..A wonderful place..with the changes in demographics and tight budgets, A shame the city can’t save this landmark..As a out-of-town lover of the city,I feel the powers that be have no clue as how terrified people are in visiting..the”It’s too much of a chance” attitude funnels potential visitors elseware!
     

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Bill_malchow

    Put a dog park in there, like city bark, and you wil have a constant people presence..

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Sdartus

    Wasn’t there a police substation there at one time?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Royceoz

    Luther Grey has been conducting Sunday afternoon drumming sessions in Congo Square for several months, always a safe and spiritual experience for everyone who attends.  Your suggestions are all good. How can they be implemented?

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Jazzetc

    Your #7 makes sense. The more private,the less money your cash-strapped and resources-short city would have to spend. 
    #4 doesn’t make sense. Isn’t the NOPD needed where people are?#3, #5 & #6 sounds like “rehabilitate and they will come”. I’m not so sure.
    Isn’t the reason the park is shut down is because the powers that be are afraid of an open air drug market? 
    A good subject for continued discussion.

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Anton Vandorpe

    Up until that bitch Katrina destroyed much more than houses alone, I allways took friends for a walk in the park on my yearly visit. Since then, year after year I hope to find the park open to the public, and I don’t know how to explain that lack of efficiency/goodwill/good sense any more. The city, or the community, should finally get something done. So of course Jan, I support every initiative that you or your fellow citizens should start.
    And of course : INCORPORATE THE PARK in the FQF ! The festival, the city and the visitors will welcome any breathing space ! 

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…

  • Kamtoivola

    Sign petition in support of the park’s full reopening here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-reopen-and-restore-the-historic-louis-armstrong-park. 1865 signatures and some great comments…