New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Linear Park
The new Linear Park design for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will serve meeting and event attendees and New Orleans residents alike. The new park repurposes 7.5 acres of roadway into a lushly landscaped, continuous pedestrian promenade along Convention Center Boulevard for the length of the Convention Center. Visitors will have opportunities to stop for food, view public art, or just sit and enjoy the scenery. The green spaces include lawns to relax on, benches, and an in-ground interactive fountain that creates a cooler environment for outdoor activities.
New porches extending the Convention Center’s concourse out to the park allow visitors to experience first-hand the City’s vibrant street culture. The porches will be equipped with the technology needed to host concerts, catered events, social hours and all forms of entertainment to attract the attendees. For those seeking to explore the City, the new park will offer connections to several civic and cultural districts, including the Historic Warehouse District, the Mississippi Riverfront, and the French Quarter.
The Linear Park creates a vibrant experience truly integrated with New Orleans city life.