Jan 092014

Efforts to revitalize the area around A.L. Davis Park with a showing from a wide range of city agencies will take place in the NOLA For Life Day on Saturday, officials said.

Previously rescheduled because of bad weather in December, activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park, located at 2600 LaSalle Street.

For details, see the (updated) news release below:

TOMORROW, January 11, 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will participate in the sixth NOLA FOR LIFE Day alongside City officials, local organizations, volunteers and residents to revitalize the area in and around A.L. Davis Playground in the Central City neighborhood.

Volunteer activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the A.L. Davis Playground located at 2600 LaSalle Street.

Project activities include: installing energy efficient light bulbs with Green Light New Orleans and smoke detectors with the New Orleans Fire Department, tree planting and landscaping with Hike for KaTREEna, painting, bench building and other activities inside the park with Rebuilding Together New Orleans.

In advance of NOLA FOR LIFE Day, City departments and agencies including NOLA311, Department of Public Works, Code Enforcement & Hearings Bureau, NOPD (Quality of Life officers), Sanitation, NORA, NORDC, Public Works, Parks & Parkways, Neighborhood Engagement Office, Mosquito, Rodent & Termite Control Board, and Sewerage and Water Board assessed public safety enhancements within the neighborhood surrounding the playground.

Launched in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy to tackle the city’s historically high murder rate. Recognizing that law enforcement alone cannot solve the murder problem, NOLA FOR LIFE takes a holistic approach to get to the root of the problem, and implements initiatives in five main categories: Stop the Shooting; Invest in Prevention, Promote Jobs and Opportunity, Strengthen the NOPD, and Get Involved and Rebuild Neighborhoods.

For more information, visit www.nolaforlife.org and tune in to NOLA FOR LIFE original programming 24/7 on Cox Cable Channel 99.

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