If you're interested in a great hike in the city, this looks like one to take.
PRESS RELEASE/MEDIA ADVISORY
May 11, 2009
Bart Everson, President, Friends of Lafitte Corridor
Fifth Annual Hike of the Lafitte Corridor
WHO: Friends of Lafitte Corridor is a local grassroots group advocating for the creation of a greenway along three miles of (mostly) decommissioned rail line in the heart of New Orleans
WHAT: a three-mile hike down the Lafitte Corridor
WHEN: Saturday June 6th, 10:00 AM (National Trails Day)
WHERE: The hike begins at the front gate of Armstrong Park and continues along the Lafitte Corridor (between Lafitte and Saint Louis Streets). We expect to be crossing Carrollton Avenue around noon, stopping for lunch at Massey’s Professional Outfitters and will finish at Canal Blvd around 1:30 PM.
WHY: Our annual hike is designed to raise awareness of the greenway project and demonstrate the widespread support it enjoys in the New Orleans community. This year we will be joined by Rebecca Leonard and Kurt Culbertson from Design Workshop, the firm recently awarded the greenway contract by the City of New Orleans.
A flyer with map is available here:http://b.rox.com/media/hike-5.pdf