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City Park Headquarters

Replacement of a building destroyed in Hurricane Katrina sets a new aesthetic for New Orleans City Park and demonstrates good stewardship of the land.

This structure replaces an administrative office building demolished after damage incurred from Hurricane Katrina. The 13,000 square foot structure, clad in brick and cement board siding, contains City Park’s board room as well as office and work areas for staff and volunteers. Situated in the heart of the park and surrounded by mature live oak trees, the linear building emulates vernacular New Orleans architectural forms.

The building’s dynamic roof form sheds water to a bioswale and provides volume for a second story of executive offices in the eastern half of the structure. In addition to architectural services, Waggonner & Ball assisted with furniture selections and landscape design, including installation of a pervious parking area.