The Lafitte Greenway

The Lafitte Greenway

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The Lafitte Greenway is the latest incarnation of one of New Orleans’ most historic transportation corridors.  Initially used as a portage between Bayou St. John and the Mississippi River, the footprint of the Greenway was then converted to a canal and eventually filled in and converted to a railway.  Since then, most of the railroad was decommissioned.  The City of New Orleans is now converting this land into a linear park with ballfields, landscaping, and a 12-foot wide asphalt path.  The footprint is defined as a 3.1-mile-long strip of land bounded by Basin Street, Lafitte Street, N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, and St. Louis Street.  The Lafitte Corridor consists of the Lafitte Greenway and the surrounding neighborhoods located within approximately a quarter mile.