Crescent Park, New Orleans, Aerial view, photography

Crescent Park | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects

| 08 : 30 – 07 August, 2018 |


Crescent Park, New Orleans riverfront


Crescent Park by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects is a 1.4 mile linear green space developed as a part of master plan for greener City of New Orleans.

Located along the Mississippi River the Crescent Park is a 20-acre green space which provides an opportunity to be close to the maritime history and waterway. The picturesque public park consists of a network of of walking, jogging and biking trails, dog park and two repurposed industrial wharves. This former maritime brownfield serves a community interaction space with picturesque views of city skyline and Connection bridge. The project sparked after Hurricane Katrina, connected the riverfront and historic architecture with sustainable contemporary design.

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Dog park at the Crescent park trial


Crescent Park, New Orleans riverfront

Overview of the maritime brownfield

From the Architects – 

Part of a larger master plan that envisions a new, greener future for the City of New Orleans and its riverfront, Crescent Park was designed to reconnect people with the river and transform the remnants of the city’s industrial and maritime past into a verdant, accessible, community asset.

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Masterplan of the visionary green riverfront


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Network of park trials near Piety wharf

The Park grants unparalleled physical and visual access to the river, creating an environment for locals and visitors to interact and promote a healthy, active lifestyle with unrivaled vistas of the city skyline and the picturesque Crescent City Connection Bridge.

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Rusty rainbow bridge


Crescent Park, Crescent City Connection Bridge.

Connecting bridge near the Faubourg Marigny section


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View of the Mississippi river from the crossover bridge

This 1.4-mile linear park includes 20-acres of indigenous landscaping, a network of paths suitable for walking, jogging, and biking; picnic areas, a dog park, and the adaptive reuse of two industrial wharves: the Piety Wharf and Mandeville Shed. Both structures have been stabilized and repurposed to accommodate public gatherings, festivals and the host of artistic exhibitions that take place throughout the year.

An evening view of the Piety wharf


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Repurposed outdoor space at Piety wharf

In lieu of new construction, the architects made a conscious decision to build upon the layers of history and character that already defined the sight. A nod to the industrial past, the repurposing of both structures is a modern reinterpretation. In place of shipping and receiving goods, these two spaces provide opportunities for engagement and interaction, the exchange of ideas and conversation.

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Bridge and elevator access in the park


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Multipurpose Mandeville Shed space

By reconnecting to the river, New Orleans is following the trend of many world-class cities and exploring opportunities to restore and enhance the natural environment while simultaneously improving citizen’s quality of life.

Overall the contemporary design for Crescent Park is a response to the needs for the city dwellers to reclaim its sense of place and origin,kind of a  retreat to the river.

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Entrance to the Piety Wharf


Crescent Park, Riverfront view, Landscape photography, New Orleans city

View of the picturesque surroundings and Crescent park


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Green spaces along walking and jogging trials

Project details –


Project Name – Crescent Park

Architect Firm – Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects |

Project location – 2300 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States of America

Lead Architect – Mark Ripple-Principal-in-Charge, Amanda Rivera-Project Manager, Allen Eskew-Principal-in-Charge

Core project team –

Executive Architect / Architect of Record – Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Landscape Architect & Design Lead – Hargreaves Associates

Design Architect (Piety Wharf & Bridge) – Adjaye Associates

Design Architect (Mandeville Wharf & Bridge) – Michael Maltzan Associates 

Project type –  Public architecture, Civic, Park and Recreation

Photography Credits – © Timothy Hursley |

Consultants – 

Urban Design – Chan Krieger Sieniewicz

Structural Engineering – Kulkarni Consultants

MEP EngineeringLucien T. Vivien Jr. & Associates

Associate ArchitectSt. Martin Brown & Associates

Associate Landscape Architect – Johanna Leibe & Associates

Lighting DesignLam Partners PHA Lighting Design

Traffic EngineeringUrban Systems

Cost EstimatingC.P. O’Halloran Associates Inc.

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