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!
Arts Council New Orleans and the Downtown Development District would like to thank the community for joining us to celebrate the successful completion of Southwest Airlines and Project for Public Spaces Heart of the Community grant-funded work to animate Duncan Plaza.
During the final celebration, the Arts Council and DDD unveiled Vector Flow, New Orleans’ newest light based and interactive art installation created by architects Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray and fabricated by Raven.
New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network – Cultural Series
The New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network and the Downtown Development District have partnered to celebrate New Orleans’ authentic urban culture in the heart of Downtown. Join us July 18 from 5:30 – 7:30pm when we will explore the history of and traditions of the New Orleans Indians with performances by African drummers and discussions with New Orleans Black Indians Alliance.
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!
June 8, we teamed up with local trainer Matt Wilson, owner and head trainer at K9 State of Mind for a free Ice Cream Social. Matt 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. Gelato by Sucre for you and your pup was provided for free by the Downtown Development District.
Take a Lunch Break 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.