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Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu dedicated Victory Field, a new turf football field supported by founding partners Nike, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Brees Dream Foundation, as part of multi-million dollar improvements to transform Joe Brown Park into a world-class, regional park to enable children and families to be healthy and active.


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Joe W. Brown Park Rec Center

The Joe W. Brown Park Rec Center was named in tribute to philanthropist,  Joe W. Brown, who donated 163 acres of land to the city of New Orleans in 1957, now called Joe W. Brown Memorial Park. The Rec Center “Gym” is located at the center of the park, and is host to several sports, primarily basketball, featuring beautiful wall posters and signage of famous NBA stars. The Rec Center also serves as a multi-purpose facility, for other athletic, cultural, health, community, and fitness events.


Joe W. Brown Park Natatorium

The Joe W. Brown Park Swimming Pool is a state of the art year round full-size indoor pool, 25m, 6 lanes, and boards, 84-85 degrees Fahrenheit, 29 degrees Celsius, enclosed in a beautiful natatorium facility, complete with bleachers, office staff, lifeguards, restrooms, showers and dressing rooms. The Joe W. Brown Park swimming pool hosts summer camps, after school, weekend, family and community activities and events. For more information, please contact NORD at (504)658-3020


 The Audubon Nature Center

Additionally, the Nature Center has a state-of-the-art Planetarium, complete with a custom-designed big screen and custom theater chairs for maximum film viewing capability. Our “Under The Tree Learning Camp” kids enjoy a variety of activities, exploring nature trails along the boardwalk and birdwatching during the summer for several years.

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