Lafitte Greenway

New Orleans Area
New Orleans Area
Type of Route
2.6 miles

The Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans is a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. The Greenway transforms one of the city's most historic transportation corridors—originally a canal connecting to Bayou St. John to the edge of the French Quarter, and later a railroad right-of-way that sat vacant since the mid-20th century—into a multi-use transportation corridor and linear park.

The Lafitte Greenway extends from the intersection of N. Alexander and St. Louis streets in Mid-City to Basin Street and St. Louis Street in Tremé, blocks from the French Quarter. The Greenway includes a 12-foot asphalt path for cyclists and pedestrians, recreation fields and green space. The path is fully lit with LED energy-efficient trail lighting, and includes curb extensions, signalized high visibility crosswalks, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at sidewalk corners, environmental remediation, a crushed stone walking path and a bicycle and pedestrian roundabout.

The Lafitte Greenway is no exception to the artistic personality of New Orleans! Along the path, you will be treated to several pieces of stunning public art, such as murals and sculptures. Explore the city further with a visit to New Orleans City Park to stroll the Botanical Garden, take a gondola ride and more.

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Contact Info:
Friends of Lafitte Greenway
2200 Lafitte Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Telephone: (504) 462-0645