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
Join the DDD and the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network July 18 from 5:30 – 7:30pm in Duncan Plaza as we experience and learn about the culture of New Orleans Indians with performances by African drummers and historical dialogue with Black Masking Injuns.
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Duncan Dog Park
Join the Downtown Development District for our monthly Downtown Dog Owner’s Meet Ups in Duncan Plaza. For the summer months, meetups are moving to the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. This month, July 9, we’re partnering with the LASPCA to provide training for you and your pup! Learn how to communicate with your dog via reward-based methods that are fun for all learners – dogs and human alike! We will play name games teaching recall, learn leash-walking tips to combat pulling, and more fun tricks for your dog!
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 Downtown spot for canine residents and their owners. Come meet other Downtown Dog Owners and check out the new off-leash dog run!
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.