The Downtown Development District through Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Grant, in partnership with Arts Council New Orleans and support from Project for Public Spaces have made investments in infrastructure and enhancements to one of our largest Downtown greenspaces. With great programming, the new community dog park and new reasons to hang out, it’s time to reintroduce yourself to Duncan Plaza!
Duncan Dog Park
Downtown NOLA’s only off leash dog run is open daily from 6:30am – 9:00pm in Duncan Plaza! The double gated fence, bistro garden lights and adirondack chairs make for a great Downton spot for canine residents and their owners. Monthly meetups happen every Second Saturday of the month at 2:00pm! March 9, we will team up with local trainer Matt Wilson, owner and head trainer at K9 State of Mind. Matt will lead a supervised play-time at the beginning, talking about things to look for when your dog plays with other dogs to ensure safe dog park visits. At the halfway point, everyone will leash up their dogs, and Matt will demonstrate the best way to work on building up a long and reliable ‘stay’ command. Also, Matt will answer any training questions. K9 State of Mind offers an array of training options, from group classes at Dogtopia for basic obedience, to private lessons for obedience or behavior modification. Board and train packages are also available for more difficult cases. Click here to RSVP!
HourBlast Pop-Up In Duncan
The DDD is happy to partner with HourBlast Downtown to offer a HIIT-style workout at Duncan Plaza Thursday, March 21 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm with check-in at 5:15pm. Make sure to bring lots of water and a mat and be prepared to sweat! This class is free and open to the public.
HourBlast is a fun, fast-paced, high-intensity interval-training workout that will get you in the best shape of your life! In an hour-long class, they combine cardio and strength/resistance training exercises to give you the most bang for your buck and a workout that will leave you feeling accomplished from head to toe. Modifications will be offered to fit a variety of fitness levels.
Their instructors will motivate you to work harder than you’ve ever worked before, encouraging you to get stronger, faster, leaner and overall happier about exercising. Click here to RSVP!
Lunch with Us in Duncan Plaza
Spend your lunch hour in Duncan Plaza! Multi-colored bistro tables and chairs are set up every day from 11:00am – 2:00pm under the shade of the live oaks. Grab food from a nearby eatery and head over for some fresh air Downtown.
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