The park staff accomplish a great deal to keep Lafreniere beautiful and well-maintained year-round. Their tireless efforts sometimes go unnoticed, but the results are appreciated by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  This is a listing of some of the improvements and significant maintenance projects which have been and are currently being undertaken.

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Pavillion - June 2009
Power washed Pavillion

Start Date:6/1/2009
Complettion Date:6/30/2009


Fence Improvements
Park Perimeter Improvements

Start Date:5/6/2009
Complettion Date:


Foundation Center Equipment
Kitchen and deck equipment

Start Date:5/1/2009
Complettion Date:12/30/2009

July 2009-Installation of double ovens in the kitchen within new cabinet Sept 2009 - ordered 6 benches and 2 trash cans for deck area Dec 2009 - Installed benches & trash cans


Storage Facility
Design and construction of a new storage building

Start Date:5/1/2009
Complettion Date:


Roofing Work
Repair of 3 roofs in Park

Start Date:5/1/2009
Complettion Date:


Walking Track May 2009
Repair of cracks in track

Start Date:5/1/2009
Complettion Date:


ADA Port-O-Lets May 2009
Ordered 2 ADA Port-O-Lets to be placed on either side of the Park

Start Date:5/1/2009
Complettion Date:5/30/2009


Patio Gardens Spraying
Lobbs will spray 6 times per year

Start Date:5/1/2009
Complettion Date:


Gazebo Brick Apron
Addition of a new brick apron in front of the small gazebo near the office

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Picnic Tables
Installed Ten new picnic tabls under various shelters

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Entrance Gate
Repaired Downs Blvd Entrance Gates

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Water Fountains
Installed two new water fountains which were donated by the New Orleans Track Club

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009

New Orelans Track Club


West Napoleon Fencing
Repair and replacement of perimeter fencing along West Napoleon property line

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:9/30/2009

In Sept 2009 - Began in-house repairs to sub-surface supports. Filled low spots with limestoneand pump sand


Fill Added
Filled low spots within the park grounds

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Water Line near Bathroom #4
Repair of water line near bathroom #4

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Bird House
Installed Purple Martin bird house

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Chin-up Bar
Repaired chin-up bar in West Napoleon fitness station

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Christmas Lights
Lighting display includng lights from the Copeland's

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:

July 2009 - directional boring planned for electrical work


Ranger Station
Removal and Replacement of Rangers Station

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/1/2009


Fitness Station Repair
Repaired Chin Up bar on W. Napoleon Station. Repaired other equipment

Start Date:4/1/2009
Complettion Date:6/30/2009


Dog Park
Design and Building of a Dog Park within the park

Start Date:3/1/2009
Complettion Date:

Survey complete - Under design


Concession Stand
Concession stand improvements

Start Date:2/1/2009
Complettion Date:2/1/2010

Extended deck on north side of Concession. Updated plumbing in concession. Replaced A/C unit. Installed shutters. Replaced appliances. Installing fire suppression system. Installed new handrails. Planted hedges around concession


Health Track Lighting
Improvements to Health Track lighting

Start Date:1/1/2009
Complettion Date:4/30/2009


Holiday Lighting Improvements
Acquisition and installation of select Holiday Lighting from the collection of Al Copeland

Start Date:1/1/2009
Complettion Date:


Carousel Tot Lot Safety Surface
Repaired safety surface in carousel tot lot as per warranty

Start Date:4/1/2000
Complettion Date:4/30/2009

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