city park http://wwno.org en Equest Farm: Country Mouse In The City http://wwno.org/post/equest-farm-country-mouse-city <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his State of the City Address last week, Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> praised the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission for the growth of this year’s summer youth programs, which include 33 youth camps, seven teen camps and an expanded summer jobs program. For parents and guardians seeking something a bit more rural, it’s also possible — and right within New Orleans city limits.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 15:04:38 +0000 Maureen McMurray 35392 at http://wwno.org New Orleans City Park closed through Wednesday http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-city-park-closed-through-wednesday <p>New Orleans City Park announced it will be closed through Wednesday in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac.</p><p>The shuttered attractions include Storyland, the Botanical Gardens, boat and bike rentals, the Parkview Café, the golf course and tennis center, and the NOLA City Bark dog park.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 01:15:26 +0000 Jason Saul 18683 at http://wwno.org Replanting Trees In New Orleans, La. http://wwno.org/post/replanting-trees-new-orleans More than 100,000 trees — including many beautiful live oaks and magnolias — were lost when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.<p>In response, <a href="http://www.hikeforkatreena.org/">Hike For KaTREEna</a> — a nonprofit group dedicated to reforesting the Crescent City — was created.<p>Since 2006, more than 10,000 volunteers have helped to plant 13,400 trees — including oaks, cypress, red maples, crepe myrtles, magnolias, redbuds, Savannah hollies and citrus trees such as navel orange, satsuma, lemon, lime and grapefruit.<p>Planting season doesn't begin until October, says Direct Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:15:03 +0000 Linton Weeks 18520 at http://wwno.org Katrina Gave Fresh Start To A Man, An Institution http://wwno.org/post/katrina-gave-fresh-start-man-institution Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Seven years ago, when the waters rose in New Orleans on August the 29th, they swamped a way of life in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Among the thousands of casualties in that city was a masterpiece, the New Orleans Botanical Garden.<p>After Katrina, the gardens lay in ruins and the man who gave rebirth to the garden that had grown neglected is Paul Soniat. He's the garden's executive director. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:43:01 +0000 Jacki Lyden 17918 at http://wwno.org Navy Week Ships into New Orleans and Professional Golfers Tee Off http://wwno.org/post/navy-week-ships-new-orleans-and-professional-golfers-tee <p>On this week&#39;s episode you&#39;ll find out how the Navy plans to commemorate the War of 1812; how City Park has generated a lot of revenue since Hurricane Katrina; and how you can see the winner of the 2012 Masters tournament in New Orleans. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 19:25:55 +0000 WWNO Staff 8733 at http://wwno.org