There are many ways to handle neighborhood flooding, beyond pumping stations and sewers. Some cities have realized that skate parks, of all places, can be used to manage water rather well. New Orleans’ new skate park is being designed as a water management tool.
It's loud underneath I-610 at Paris Avenue. Cars and trucks barrel overheard, and the overpass rumbles and thumps. But there are other noises contributing to the sea of sound: skateboards.