Sunday, July 5, 2015

Crescent Park--Phase II

[This is the only section the public could see throughout construction. 
The rest was a mystery...until this weekend]

I've been waiting and waiting and waiting. Patiently waiting for nearly a year and a half for Crescent Park to finish its expansion--a continuation of the path that creates a direct shot to the French Quarter from my Bywater neighborhood -- allowing more time on the river while I run or walk the pups. Time spent on the water (along the Riverwalk promonade or the lake front) is not only beautiful, but also much cooler in these hot months.

Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, CP took down the barriers and revealed the second phase of this wonderful addition to our city. I've already been out there 3 times...with the pups, on a solo walk and, of course, on a leisurely 4-miler before drinks and fireworks.

Everyone should have a spot like this in their town, to use for alone time, reflection, and admiration of the place they call home.

[Piety Street Warf]


[Opening to the new section]

[Even closer views of the NOLA skyline] 

[New view of my 'hood, as seen from the staircase shown at the top of this post]

 [...and you can see the city from the other side. Looking down the steep staircase that now dumps us right at the base of Esplanade Ave.]

[I think the pups enjoyed the new park after they were doused with water]


[Look at that face: pure bliss]

[View from the swings at night]

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