Fun with NORDC: Family Fun Walk to celebrate Park and Rec Month _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Victor Richard

Now that the smoldering summer afternoons are behind us, it is the perfect time of year to get together with family and friends for Movies in the Park. The fall series of NORDC’s family-friendly outdoor movies continues at a playground near you from September through Nov. 21. The line-up includes the New Orleans-inspired “The Princess and the Frog” and other animated features. Most of the movies are hosted by the playground’s booster club or community organization.

The movies start at sunset (about 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.), but movie watchers are invited to arrive early to enjoy fun fitness activities, such as hooping and Zumba, led by Fit NOLA Parks instructors. Picnics are welcome, and there will also be concessions available for purchase.

Movies in the Park Fall 2015

  • Friday, Sept. 11, “Little Giants” at Harrell Playground, 2202 Leonidas St., hosted by Harrell Booster Club.
  • Friday, Sept. 18, “The Hunger Games” at Lemann Playground, 628 N. Claiborne Ave., hosted by NORDC.
  • Friday, Sept. 25, “Remember the Titans” at Stallings Gentilly Playground, 2700 Lapeyrouse St., hosted by the Stallings Gentilly Booster Club.
  • Friday, Oct. 2, “Million Dollar Arm” at St. Roch Playground, 1800 St. Roch Ave., hosted by the St. Roch Booster Club.
  • Friday, Oct. 9, “Annie” (2014) at Norwood Thompson Playground, 7200 Forshey St., hosted by the Norwood Thompson Booster Club.
  • Friday, Oct. 16, “The Lego Movie” at A.L. Davis Playground, 2600 LaSalle St., hosted by PlayBuild NOLA.
  • Friday, Oct. 23, “Jurassic World” at Burke Playground, 2524 Annunciation St., hosted by the Lyons-Burke Booster Club.
  • Friday, Oct. 30, “The Avengers 2” at Taylor Playground, 2600 S. Roman St., hosted by the Taylor Booster Club.
  • Friday, Nov. 6, “Despicable Me 2” at Comiskey Playground, 600 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy., hosted by the Comiskey Booster Club.
  • Friday, Nov. 13, “Monsters, Inc.” at Stallings St. Claude Playground, 4300 St. Claude Ave., hosted by NORDC.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21, “Pitch Perfect 2” at Sanchez Center Gym, 1616 Caffin Ave., hosted by the NORDC Teen Council.

Victor N. Richard III is the chief executive officer of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission. For information, visit