An activist protesting the development plans in City Park reportedly fell out of a tree Tuesday and was picked up by an ambulance.
"City Park appreciates the work of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office in bringing the situation involving Jonathan Lloyd Boover to a resolution safely. We also appreciate the efforts of the New Orleans Fire Department and other local agencies in rendering first-aid assistance to Mr. Boover earlier today," City Park said in a statement. "From the beginning of this incident, our interest has been for Mr. Boover’s safety, who trespassed on an active construction site and endangered himself by remaining in a tree for more than a week."
The statement continued and said "an arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Boover March 18. The Sheriff’s Office offered Mr. Boover an opportunity to leave the tree on Tuesday, March 17 by 3 p.m., without facing criminal charges. Mr. Boover refused and his case will now be handled by the local law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney’s office."
City Park is set to begin construction of a new championship-level golf course, nearly a decade after much of the 1,300-acre park was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The $13 million, 18-hole course will be modernized with both beautiful and challenging shapes, incorporating many of the lagoons and oak trees from the former East and West courses while erasing their former flatness.
Yet to be named, the par-72 layout has been designed by nationally renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, as well as Torre Design Consortium, of New Orleans.
It ranges from 5,100 to 7,250 yards and is bordered by Filmore Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Marconi Drive and Wisner Boulevard.