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HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF BUCKTOWN HARBOR AND THE LAKEFRONT !  TAKE THE SURVEY !  SURVEY ENDS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST !

Project Overview

Bucktown has long been a focus of activity along Lake Pontchartrain.  From fishing camps and speakeasies to its current incarnation as a center for boating, fishing and open space activity, Bucktown Harbor is an authentic, valued community asset.  What's next for Bucktown's Harborfront? That's the question Jefferson Parish, design consultants, and the community-at-large are seeking to answer for this nearly 30 acre lakefront site.  The goal of this effort is to assemble a plan for Bucktown Harbor that provides a compelling, community driven vision for the future.  The Vision Plan will set the stage for follow-on funding source identification, detailed master planning and ultimate implementation of renewal efforts.  

Jefferson Parish Poll:
Have you ever visited Bucktown Harbor? (select one)
Yes, infrequently
Yes, many times
I have not visited Bucktown Harbor.
Not sure
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
What activities have you participated in at Bucktown Harbor? (select all that apply)
Walking
Biking
Park and Open Space Activities
Boating
Fishing
Attended an Event
Other
I have not participated in any activities at Bucktown Harbor
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SIT ON BENCHES AND ENJOY NATURE, QUIETNESS, AND FRESH AIR
ReplyFlag26 Agree17 days ago
Enjoying the view
ReplyFlag21 Agree17 days ago
Watching the sunrise and relaxing with friends
ReplyFlag20 Agree17 days ago
Bird watching...enjoying quiet green space
ReplyFlag11 Agree16 days ago
seafood/farmers market.
ReplyFlag11 Agree17 days ago
sitting quietly enjoying the sound and peacefulness of a natural setting in the middle of a noisy, overcrowded, urban setting with far too few nature retreats.
ReplyFlag10 Agree16 days ago
This is a great area to play, run, & explore on sunny days. Pick up lunch at R&Os or another to enjoy a picnic.
Ready for the upgrade, path construction ??, to be finished
ReplyFlag10 Agree17 days ago
sit and watch the birds, listen to the frogs, get away from the "city"
ReplyFlag8 Agree13 days ago
Enjoying the views of the lake
ReplyFlag7 Agree12 days ago
J.N.While fishing, I noticed that you have NO FISHING LIGHTS on the pier UNDERNEATH OR NEAR where you can actually see the fish NOR attract them. They are facing open water and are useless. Please add fishing lights on pier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ReplyFlag7 Agree12 days ago
Viewing the wetlands and wildlife

ReplyFlag7 Agree13 days ago
My son and I have paddleboarded from a 100 wide sandy beach on the west side of the boat launch, but concrete large blocks with chains make it a little dangerous. That could be covered with pump sand and a bigger beach could be built.
ReplyFlag6 Agree10 days ago
Watching the sunset and enjoying the outside
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
I used to eat at the restaurants for many years.
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
Running
ReplyFlag6 Agree13 days ago
Viewed birds in marsh area
ReplyFlag6 Agree14 days ago
Sitting on park bench, preferably under a large, healthy tree
ReplyFlag5 Agree7 days ago
I enjoy nature with no interruptions by businesses entities or politics. Keep it green!
ReplyFlag5 Agree12 days ago
Used to dine at Sid-Mars. Can we bring back small local restaurants on the lake?
ReplyFlag5 Agree14 days ago
Swimming, picnicking, kite flying
ReplyFlag4 Agree8 days ago
The view of the lake and the stars at night.
ReplyFlag4 Agree11 days ago
bird watching
ReplyFlag4 Agree12 days ago
I used to love the restaurants, like Sid-Mars.
ReplyFlag4 Agree12 days ago
Running my boat a ground because the harbor is not dreged.
ReplyFlag4 Agree17 days ago
Observing Nature's Wildlife
ReplyFlag3 Agree7 days ago
listen and watch birds and wildlife
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
MEDITATE AND YOGA
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
enjoy nature in quiet solitude
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
enjoying solitude and nature and sunshine
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
listening and enjoying nature
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
Kite flying
ReplyFlag3 Agree10 days ago
I’m interested in presenting a public private partnership for West End Park
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Used to eat at Sid-Mars all the time. No reason to go any more--unless you like to watch grass grow.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Enjoyed the peace and quiet.
Meditate and do yoga.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Food and Beverage
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
I would love to see the waterfront here built up more. maybe even boating options/party barge rentals. I always wanted to put a barge hotel/restaurant/bar the middle of lake pontchartrain and boat people out there!
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Lived on Orpheum Street until Gov. Blanco stole private property from owners.
ReplyFlag3 Agree13 days ago
sitting and listening and enjoying the wildlife and quietness
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
I go out there on occasion with my board and practice tap dancing. I have seen other musicians occasionally practicing guitar.
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
dog park
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
WE WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO SEE AN OPEN-AIR OR OPEN PAVILION FARMER'S MARKET THERE ON AN OCCASIONAL BUT REGULAR BASIS PLUS A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, AFTER REMOVAL OF THE TEMP PUMP STATION, CONNECTING TO THE E. BANK OF THE CANAL WITH A PATH TO THE OLD WEST-END AREA. TO 'ENJOY NATURE' THE PRESENT TINY MARSH WOULD NEED BE EXPANDED FROM IT'S PRESENT POSTAGE STAMP SIZE.
ReplyFlag1 Agree2 days ago
Take my dog for long off the leash walks and a swim in the lake
ReplyFlag1 Agree4 days ago
Watching Sunsets & enjoying nature, quietness & taking in beauty of lake .
ReplyFlag1 Agree6 days ago
Sunset Watching, Photography, Watching Kite Surfers, Picnics
ReplyFlag1 Agree6 days ago
Richard P. CarriereObserve the following activities and othern tale video and pictures of same: storms moving through and how it affects the boats in harbor, observe litter types and patterns in the low areas affected by waves and tides, obsrve moon rises and sunsets, observe reflections in water as well as waves, sunsets and clouds, waves of ducks flying over, all bird activity that is visible, note the shapes elevations edges rip rap, erosion patterns generally visually servey the site, survey the marsh and note condition and plants, note where unseen beer parties are occuring including assocaited litter, nopte the memorial to a young man at the site, record the sounds of wind, rain, birds, sail boat gear in wind (sail boat chimes), etc. speak with people at the site including bikers, wind surfers, fellow visitors, people with sailboats moored in the harbor, commercial fishermen with boats moored at the site. pick up liter just about everwhere on site on nealy every visit recycling that which I can, just be still and enjoy the escape from the noise and hustle bustle on the other side of the levee. Etc.
ReplyFlagAgree13 hours ago
With my husband and grandkids to walk along the shoreline & see the ducks/waterfowl & wild squash vines, before the present roadway/lights/shelter were installed--which made it uninviting to the mallards for nesting. THE MARSH NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED TO TWICE THE PRESENT LITTLE AREA IF ANY SUBSTANTIAL 'NATURAL PRESENCE IS TO BE RESTORED.
ReplyFlagAgree21 hours ago
The Bucktown Marina is an untapped jewel for Jefferson Parish. It needs to be thoughtfully developed to get as much potential out of it as possible. A live music venue woold be amazing.
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
Smoking big ol doinks
ReplyFlagAgree9 days ago

What are your Priorities?

We want to plan and design Bucktown Harbor around your priorities and needs.  By taking a moment to answer the questions below, we can better target uses and activities important to you.  Your responses will help the planning team establish design options, and ultimately, the final Vision Plan for Bucktown Harbor.  

Jefferson Parish Poll:
Our mission is to "Invigorate a harborfront rich with tradition and local flavor by providing new opportunities for recreation and boating while supporting a strong community through thoughtfully designed public spaces and environmental preservation areas." Of these mission statement values, which one is MOST important to you? (select one)

Create new opportunities for public recreation.
Provide enhanced options for boating and water dependent activities.
Strengthen community quality of life and activities.
Improve natural areas and environmental habitat.
Not sure.
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
Do you support increasing open spaces and landside recreational facilities at Bucktown Harbor? (select one)
Yes
No
Not Sure
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
What THREE landside recreational investments would you MOST like to see at Bucktown Harbor? (select THREE)
Expand biking trails and related facilities.
Expand walking trails and related facilities.
Expand natural landscape and habitat areas.
Provide an open air performance space / landscape.
Provide an arts facility / multipurpose community space.
Expand passive recreation (e.g., picnic areas).
Provide active recreation (e.g., soccer field).
Provide facilities for children (e.g. playground).
Other improvement (list below).
No improvement to parks, open spaces and recreation.
Select a response
Jefferson Parish Poll:
Bucktown Harbor currently provides a small amount of recreational boating slips. This generates a modest income supporting other site activities. Are you in favor of expanding and improving facilities for recreational boaters? (select one)
Yes
No
Not sure
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
Beyond recreational boating, what THREE investments would you MOST like to see in the category of water dependent recreation? (select THREE)
Improved marina support facilities.
A fishing pier and related facilities.
Hand powered watersports (e.g., kayaking).
Motorized recreational watersports (e.g., jet skiing).
Boat club rentals and related facilities.
Charter boat and sightseeing activities.
A dinner cruise and related facilities.
Other improvement (list below)
No improvement to watersports and recreation facilities.
Select a response
Jefferson Parish Poll:
Bucktown has a long history of providing facilities in support of local commercial fishing. Are you in support of expanding facilities for local commercial fishermen? (select one)
Yes
No
Not sure
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
Are you in support of development of cultural facilities and features that celebrate the heritage of commercial fishing at Bucktown and the Lake? (select one)
Yes
No
Not sure
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
Are you in support of a seasonal farmers market at Bucktown Harbor? (select one)
Yes
No
Not sure
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
Are you in support of seasonal festivals and events at Bucktown Harbor? (select one)
Yes
No
Not sure
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Jefferson Parish Poll:
If anything were possible on the site, what one thing would you love to have included?
Shade
ReplyFlag40 Agree17 days ago
Do not commercialize the area! Continue to improve the bike and walk paths, but leave ample green space, including the addition of trees/shrubbery.
ReplyFlag39 Agree17 days ago
Reduce lighting and limit noise so the wildlife will return and we can all enjoy
ReplyFlag5 Agree8 days ago
Landscaping, including shade trees.
ReplyFlag30 Agree17 days ago
Bathrooms
ReplyFlag25 Agree17 days ago
More trees and benches
ReplyFlag22 Agree17 days ago
Emphasize the natural habitat and walking paths to enjoy it. No commercialization beyond the fishing fleet.
ReplyFlag19 Agree17 days ago
More trees
ReplyFlag19 Agree17 days ago
Please DO NOT develop or commercialize the area. Keep it as natural marshland.
ReplyFlag19 Agree17 days ago
Water fountains along the walking/biking trail would be nice. Actual bathroom facilities.
ReplyFlag19 Agree17 days ago
PUt public bathroom at Bonnebel boat launch NOT on walking paths
ReplyFlag8 Agree16 days ago
It's discriminatory to elderly/chn/handicapped to not have bathrooms in reasonable proximity. Because someone can walk a mile to a bathroom doesn't mean everyone can.
ReplyFlagAgree20 hours ago
Free access to launch kayaks
ReplyFlag18 Agree17 days ago
open pavillion, more public bathrooms.
ReplyFlag18 Agree17 days ago
Quiet, natural, peaceful space.
ReplyFlag17 Agree16 days ago
We need public bathrooms on our lakefront area. To still have portable toilets set up at the boat launch that are right at the playground entrance is very poor and thoughtless planning. If you can't see past portable toilets, at least move them from the entrance of the playground. They are disgusting and I don't like walking past them to take my children to the playground.
ReplyFlag16 Agree17 days ago
Use Bonneville Park. It is a quarter of a mile down from Bucktown. Keep this are green and natural.
ReplyFlag2 Agree8 days ago
Ah here's where calling BONNABEL 'Bonneville' started! Same poster?
ReplyFlag1 Agree2 days ago
Did you know that human beings need restrooms as a natural function?
ReplyFlagAgree20 hours ago
No ...who is going to keep up the maintenance on these! Unsanitary
ReplyFlag2 Agree16 days ago
Who keeps up with maintenance in parks & public places around the country & even here?
ReplyFlagAgree20 hours ago
There is no playground at Bucktown. The playground is at the nearby park and boat launch at Bonnabel. I think you may be confusing the two.
ReplyFlagAgree9 days ago
Go to bonneville to launch your boat, go to the playground on west esplanade and oaklawn to play ball. Enjoy Mother Nature at Bucktown
ReplyFlag3 Agree7 days ago
That 'Bonnabel' on your mind?
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
Do not overbuild and commercialize the site.
ReplyFlag15 Agree16 days ago
Louisiana is sportsmans paradise but we do not have the ability to enjoy the lake for fishing without a boat. We need a 24 hour fishing pier with lights to attract fish for night fishing. We desperately need an artificial reef system made near this long pier. On land should have a bait (live bait) and tackle shop to support the great fishing. Boats and kayaks could be rented out for folks who do not have boats. Money would be made by these things to pay for the up keep of the pier. Please consider this very needed option.
ReplyFlag13 Agree12 days ago
Good idea as long as the lights are carefully focused into the water so as to MINIMIZE LIGHT POLLUTION--SOME RESPONDENTS HAVE NOTED THEY LIKE TO TRY TO SEE A FEW STARS.
ReplyFlagAgree20 hours ago
A 24 hour fishing pier with lights in water for night fishing, and a man made reef system.... How can Louisiana be sportsman's paradise and not have a real fishing pier!
ReplyFlag13 Agree13 days ago
Use Bonneville Boat Launch and Dock. Add a pier there where it makes sense .
ReplyFlag2 Agree8 days ago
You mean Bonnabel?
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
Or have a beach/water access as there used to be when most folks in the area went swimming on the lakefront, in most of ya'll's lifetimes. THE LAKE'S CLEAN AGAIN FOLKS! In high quality of life places in the country it would be viewed as shameful to not restore beaches for swimming/sunbathing. At present, only dogs can perhaps negotiate the ugly riprap EVERYWHERE IN JEFFERSON. Beaches on little areas filled into the lake can protect against wave action too. Especially with the levees as high as those in Holland now!
ReplyFlagAgree20 hours ago
Do not commercialize the space...simply leave it as the quiet green space, habitat for wildlife ..it is an oasis in a bustling fast paced community...it is used daily by many for exercise and quiet recreation ...PLEASE do not try to FIX it...this space is not broken and it is well used
ReplyFlag12 Agree16 days ago
The space is very UNDER-USED because it is a flat open plain, with a nondescript road, shelter & light pollution at night. The lights can be immediately improved by focusing then down but not broadcasting harsh light. That would encourage nighttime use & be in keeping with the 'NIGHT SKY initiative'.
ReplyFlagAgree20 hours ago
Actually the space is drab except for the commercial fishing fleet. Postage stamp size march is badly in need of expansion + fishing pier, farmer's mkt., beach at lake end.
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
Bathrooms.
Sno ball stand.
ReplyFlag12 Agree17 days ago
Please please, do not forget about West End on the other side of the canal. This is a vital section of the city that is just becoming forgotten. The area needs community support. Bring back our beloved restaurants and gathering spaces. There’s so much forgotten history.
ReplyFlag11 Agree12 days ago
More natural habitat - too much has been destroyed - more shade trees - the wildlife has disappeared with all the clearing
ReplyFlag11 Agree16 days ago
Do not commercialize the area!
ReplyFlag11 Agree16 days ago
Please do not make another Dog Park! Use this space for people only.
ReplyFlag10 Agree12 days ago
Do not commercialize! Please!
ReplyFlag10 Agree13 days ago
More shading.
ReplyFlag10 Agree13 days ago
Add trees and plants
ReplyFlag10 Agree15 days ago
A farmer's market is a GREAT idea! This space is so important to the Bucktown area. If we don't find something productive to do with it, it will fall to the wayside and be useless! Think about the economic impact commerce can have in the Bucktown area. Love the idea! Would also support other opportunities for restaurants and nightlife activities (not nightclubs/bars), but make it a trending place to visit!
ReplyFlag10 Agree16 days ago
STOP COMPETING WITH LAKE AVENUE BUSINESSES. HAVE THE FARMERS MARKET OVER BY DEANNIES
ReplyFlag7 Agree8 days ago
What about the restaurants and seafood retailers already in Bucktown? Why would we take away their business? The marina is a PARK & should have park activities. It needs TREES!!!
ReplyFlag6 Agree7 days ago
why take away from the hardworking people who have businesses and pay taxes on Lake Ave. Build up and beautify Lake Ave. Utilize the Park to enjoy nature and wildlife.
ReplyFlag6 Agree8 days ago
I and several others i know who took this survey before me would have marked 'agree' to the original "GREAT IDEA" comment EXCEPT for it's conflation of 'farmer's market' with much larger 'commerce'. There's enough economic 'impact' already. What we don't have is a large enough marsh area for birding & there's at present ZERO lake access for swimming, sunbathing + not enough shaded picnic area. Connecting with old West End via pedestrian bridge is lovely idea. THESE ATTRACTIVE, RESTFUL, ENGAGING BUT NOT COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES WOULD SYNERGIZE (ADD TO) EXISTING RESTAURANT ETC. BUSINESS PATRONAGE.
ReplyFlagAgree20 hours ago
Keep commercial development out. A fish market or fresh market competes with businesses already in existence.
ReplyFlag9 Agree11 days ago
How does a fresh market compete when there aren't any in all of Bucktown--although their are ample restaurants & LOTS OF BARS! IS ALCOHOL INTAKE SOMEHOW BETTER THAN ENJOYING FRESH VEGETABLES (?!)
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
West End Restaurants back.
ReplyFlag9 Agree12 days ago
Fresh seafood market. Fisherman could sell fish, crabs and shrimp directly to the public
ReplyFlag9 Agree16 days ago
The fishermen already sell off their boats, go out there & they will sell to you. Why not go to Sid Mars, Capt. Sids, Deannies, etc. The commercial fishermen pay $12 a year to rent their slips. Look at a Inspector General’s report. There’s $100,000.00+ in lost rents.
ReplyFlag3 Agree7 days ago
The fishermen's 2.1 million dollar grant provided the existing area. Without that grant the entire area would still be tall grass. Also the 2.1 million dollar grant would offset 21 years of $100,000 rent.
ReplyFlag1 Agree6 days ago
Nani MahoneyThe Inspector General report didn't mention that. But the "commercial fishermen" are still businesses, making a profit and operating out of a park that's suppose to be recreational. Ask any recreational boater and they'll tell you that they already sell off their boats.
ReplyFlag1 Agree6 days ago
No, there are already ample good seafood purveyors. What we need & do not have is the FARMER'S MARKET and other pastoral & beach etc.venues, WHICH WOULD ADD TO THE BUSINESS/PROFITS OF THE EXISTING SEAFOOD MARKETS.
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
Bathrooms and more recreational boat slips
ReplyFlag9 Agree17 days ago
A Lake Pontchartrain history museum. This location brought pirates to Indians, brought trains to barges, brought sailors to brothels. It "bucked" prohibition and was a speakeasy safe-haven. There was once an amusement park, residences, restaurants, etc. Miltary has used it for training navies for WWI, WWII, & even the Civil War! The first submarine tests were here. This was a staging ground to stop the flood from Katrina. So much history! Give us a museum and tell our incredibly unique story of life at the lake!
ReplyFlag8 Agree11 days ago
& have lots of photos of the tens of thousands of people swimming in the Lake from beaches or the STEPPED SEAWALL from the 1930's through most of the 20th century. And at rather grand hotels before that.
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
Instead of broken concrete separating the land from the lake, a wide concrete bulkhead/walkway similar to the New Orleans Lakefront would add visual value, safety and walking path opportunity.
ReplyFlag8 Agree11 days ago
& sand in front for swimming.
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
More patrols and surveillance, especially at night, and no commercial improvements or projects
ReplyFlag8 Agree12 days ago
Wow, HYPER-VIGILANCE here. What a waste of $ & resources patrolling against WHAT? The MINIMAL crime in the area? Want that 'surveillance' to include cameras outside bars (& restaurant/bars) like Mr Landrieu's idea that even the NOLA City Council shot down? My oh my.
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
Restaurant row on the water with locally owned boutiques and entertainments.
ReplyFlag8 Agree14 days ago
Do not comercialize
ReplyFlag8 Agree16 days ago
More shade. Extended bike paths, enhanced picnic facilities (bathrooms, water fountains, shelters) and beautification of marina park.
ReplyFlag8 Agree16 days ago
- Establish green screens (trees) to camouflage 17th st. Canal pumping stations
- allow restaurant entrepreneurs to build old style eateries on stilts out above the water
ReplyFlag8 Agree17 days ago
build green screen around the gazebo
ReplyFlag4 Agree8 days ago
Bathroom
ReplyFlag8 Agree17 days ago
Seafood Market
ReplyFlag8 Agree17 days ago
large open pavillion
bathrooms
ReplyFlag8 Agree17 days ago
Signage depicting the history of Bucktown and Lake Ponchartrain
ReplyFlag7 Agree10 days ago
Link bike trail from West End to Bucktown to avoid having to use road system to get around the pumping development.
ReplyFlag7 Agree11 days ago
Do not commercialize the area. Allow the residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the area
ReplyFlag7 Agree12 days ago
Our lake is sorely underutilized- there is NO access along lakeshore drive- there should be all kinds of uses- thus would be a great attraction for tourists- we are leaving money on the table- we can look but not touch!
ReplyFlag7 Agree12 days ago
So true. The Not In My Back Yard mentality of my neighbors has made Metairie a ho-hum place to wait for death. Give us some life! Shake things up and bring us out of our homes to live, to laugh, to eat, to drink, to meet other people! I'm bored with watching thr grass grow.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Nice. You'll want to swim, sunbath & have an ice cream too. Why let Florida have all the fun & profit?! Besides it takes several says to get there, check-in & get back properly. Vs no time water in getting to the Lakefront.
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
a place to get away from people and just enjoy nature in an undisturbed setting
ReplyFlag7 Agree13 days ago
Use area as an anchor to launch the revitalization of the lakefront into a destination boardwalk, including retail and restaurants.
ReplyFlag7 Agree13 days ago
Cleaning garbage should be improved. Invasive species should be control
ReplyFlag7 Agree13 days ago
Lights along the waters edge, lighting the water for night time fishing.
ReplyFlag7 Agree13 days ago
Don't need that light pollution.
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
A restaurant/bar with outdoor seating.
ReplyFlag7 Agree13 days ago
Need to put water fountains back on the bike/ walking path.
ReplyFlag7 Agree13 days ago
A community volunteer center to promote respectful use of this and all our outdoor areas: Safety, Keeping area clean (beyond just an annual beach sweep), Education - take advantage of active and retired teachers, wildlife managers, law enforcement, recreational fishers etc and don't forget those brave folk at the Coast Guard Station.
ReplyFlag7 Agree16 days ago
Bathrooms, Shaded Areas, Small Commercial Area(Food & Drink)
ReplyFlag7 Agree17 days ago
Bathrooms with drink vending machines by them for when you’re running or biking, snoball stand, craft fairs monthly, monthly activities for kids, more music festivals, food truck festivals monthly
ReplyFlag7 Agree17 days ago
Like that Food Truck Idea ??
ReplyFlag1 Agree17 days ago
Again, please leave what's left of nature alone. PLEASE plant trees along the bike path. Occasional music programs are good. Maybe free outdoor movies like City Park does. But don't build anything. This used to be a beautiful area, because it was natural. Don't take what's left to us away.
ReplyFlag6 Agree11 days ago
Deeper harbor for larger sailboats. Festival area.
ReplyFlag6 Agree11 days ago
Community Garden
Site for indigenous plants
Bike Racks and amenities
Exercise stations
Water Fountains and Spray Showers (Summer Heat)
Facilities to encourage outdoor activity
Walking loop for seniors
Low maintenance exercise and sports facilities. (Bocce courts, yoga, tai chi, guided exercise programs for all ages
Enhanced picnic facilities-- Water, shelters, trash bins
Better visual access to marsh area from park.
Better access to the lake for kitesurfers, canoes, paddle boards. etc
Fishing Pier
Facilities to encourage neighborhood participation and volunteerism
Site for temporary overnight camping for Scouts, father/son campouts. (by permit)
Enforced restriction on noise, light and litter
Time restriction on nighttime activity
Establish community-based support for maintenance and beautification.
ReplyFlag6 Agree11 days ago
A lot of nice things.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
More TREES that protect the area, like cypress trees. We need more shade! Better bathrooms. A fountain would be nice but water fountains are absolutely necessary. More areas to picnic like on the Lakefront, City Park and Audubon Park who have covered areas and have bathrooms.
ReplyFlag6 Agree11 days ago
Better bathrooms and no commercializing
ReplyFlag6 Agree11 days ago
Beach area
ReplyFlag6 Agree11 days ago
Lots of trees for shade along the walking/biking path
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
Not included but would like to exclude any activities that involve currency being exchanged.
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
My go my!
ReplyFlagAgree18 hours ago
Restaurant with view of sunset and Lake
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
Restaurants, then the next thing is Daiquiri Shops, bars and drunks coming into the neighborhood. Restaurants are a BAD idea-
look at the busloads of customers Deannie's brings in and everyone hangs outside smoking cigarettes while waiting for a table. Add more restaurants in Bucktown but NOT the marina.
ReplyFlag4 Agree11 days ago
green open space
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
An amphitheater for smaller concerts and shows
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
go to West End
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
No, it should be a place for individuals & families to go at their leisure, when they want, to relax and ENTER the lake.
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
beach volleyball
ReplyFlag6 Agree12 days ago
Protect the marina docks before the increased wave activity damage the floating piers and boats.
ReplyFlag6 Agree13 days ago
quiet nature preserve for all ages to observe and enjoy nature
ReplyFlag6 Agree13 days ago

Whatever is done should not detract from or conflict with the use of the area as a recreational area.
All effort should be made to reduce noise and litter in the area.
Improvements should include opportunity for community involvement and volunteerism
ReplyFlag6 Agree13 days ago
Have public water fountains at both sides of the walking trail, as well as perhaps along the trail, so people exercising there can easily drink or fill up water bottles.
ReplyFlag6 Agree16 days ago
Ever heard of carrying your own water???? Soldiers do are you any more privileged???
ReplyFlagAgree11 days ago
Should our neighborhood feel like war? If not gross public fountains, how about a small shop for snoballs and geaux cups. We need easy convenience on this massive site. Wow!
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
Uh, we're not at war. Make love not war. Main reason soldiers 'carry their water' is they need be mobile enough to deal with enemies. Didn't know we were on that level at the Harbor, lakefront pk. !!
ReplyFlagAgree18 hours ago
Pavilion and a few BBQ pit locations like at state parks or condos
ReplyFlag6 Agree17 days ago
Boat ramp, boat storage facility for the neighborhood. Bait shop/retail space.
ReplyFlag6 Agree17 days ago
Fishing pier and artificial reef system for the people w u o actually use lake
ReplyFlag10 Agree13 days ago
Yes on a bait shop
ReplyFlag7 Agree17 days ago
Boat storage? That would look disgusting.
ReplyFlag5 Agree11 days ago
Boat storage in a park? Seriously?
ReplyFlag4 Agree7 days ago
store your boat at west end
ReplyFlag3 Agree7 days ago
Maybe bait would be better at Bonnabel. There's probably more boats going through Bonnabel boat launch than on those dinky Bucktown piers.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Develop Bonneville
ReplyFlag1 Agree8 days ago
That's Bonnabel, baby.You from here?
ReplyFlagAgree19 hours ago
Museum
ReplyFlag6 Agree17 days ago
Connect the wetlands to Bonnabel Park!
ReplyFlag5 Agree10 days ago
A fish market where eaters and restaurants could connect directly with fisherpeople. There is a serious disconnect between eaters and fish. New Orleanians deserve a market where they can buy directly and support fisherpeople. One of the biggest barriers for offshore fisherpeople and New Orleanians is the distance between the docks and the people, and this harbor could help bridge that gap.
ReplyFlag5 Agree10 days ago
I would love a small sand beach allowing families the ONLY OPPORTUNITY in ALL of EAST JEFFERSON to enjoy the now clean waters of the lake. EVERYTHING else you ask about already exists somewhere in the parish(seasonal markets, festivals, private and commercial boat slips, picnic areas, walking trails,soccer, tennis, basketball courts. AND Bucktown and Bonnabel are about the last two opportunities for such a beach in all of East Jeff. Other suggestions include planting shade trees and landscaping but avoid commercialism and specialized sports on land or water. There just isn't enough land.
ReplyFlag5 Agree10 days ago
Give the fishermen their own private area and the public can enjoy the rest. Its big enough for all if managed correctly.
ReplyFlag5 Agree11 days ago
Outdoor fish/seafood market
ReplyFlag5 Agree11 days ago
Farmers Market, playground, more trees
ReplyFlag5 Agree12 days ago
Restaurant on the water like Sidmars use to be
ReplyFlag5 Agree12 days ago
Creation of a cypress swamp and marsh with a nature walk.
ReplyFlag5 Agree13 days ago
Kayak launch area
ReplyFlag5 Agree13 days ago
No food truck or snow ball, the parks are already litter enough, garbage everywhere and never pick up
ReplyFlag5 Agree13 days ago
That's because there's no one has an economic incentive to care. Entrepreneurs know to keep areas clean to attract customers. No commercialization will turn it into Lakeshore Drive for sure. We need someone watching regularly who cares. Bring on business, just keep them small!
ReplyFlag4 Agree11 days ago
Notice there's a very few folks who want to keep the place ultra-sterile & devoid of interest & life. (Posted this on last fay of survey).
ReplyFlagAgree18 hours ago
There needs to be more dining facilities (and parking) on the water. Similar to what used to exist at WestEnd. This metro area has the benefit of many waterfront locations with very few opportunities for waterfront dining.
ReplyFlag5 Agree16 days ago
A park with playground and walking path.
ReplyFlag5 Agree16 days ago
Seafood market
ReplyFlag5 Agree17 days ago
Multipurpose waterfront development including marina, condominium, boating related retail, dining, kayaking, beach area for launching boardsports.
ReplyFlag5 Agree17 days ago
Condos for a few wealthy people to buy/rent and then they get sole use of the marina while the rest of the public gets to visit....
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
Fishing tournament
ReplyFlag5 Agree17 days ago
Fishing pier and artificial reef system
ReplyFlag10 Agree13 days ago
Keep it Green and Nature. We are turning into a concrete city.
ReplyFlag4 Agree8 days ago
Trees
ReplyFlag4 Agree8 days ago
john young and jennifer sneed from jefferson parish council promised no light pollution. the lights are blinding and disruptive to the birdlife. close the park and turn off all lights. no special events at night which scare away wildlife.
ReplyFlag4 Agree9 days ago
Landscaping, non-commercial public nature access areas
ReplyFlag4 Agree9 days ago
I know the LSU landscape architecture school has volunteered different designs for marsh restoration and boardwalks over said marsh, which would be a wonderful addition. the shoreline of the lake is pretty rough though! perhaps, some silent wave breaks, perhaps the ones that generate clean power...as long as they were the quiet kind, with the turbines on the inside
ReplyFlag4 Agree10 days ago
AUDUBON NATURE CENTER SHOULD DESIGN AN ECOLOGICAL FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR WILDLIFE AND FLORA
ReplyFlag4 Agree10 days ago
add trees
ReplyFlag4 Agree10 days ago
No commercialization
ReplyFlag4 Agree11 days ago
Restaurants! Who packs a picnic these days? NO ONE! Maybe those people on Lakeshore Drive--but we don't want that! To really use our lakefront, we need clean attractive shops for takeaway park dining as well as window-walled eat-in restaurants. We're a region internationally known for our food and water proximity. Combining the two should be a no brainer.
ReplyFlag4 Agree11 days ago
Do not commercialize this historic property. Biking and walking with enhanced amenities. Easy safe crossing between the neighborhood and the harbor. Return the best footbridge in the Western Hemisphere, linking us to the East end.
ReplyFlag4 Agree11 days ago
Shade cover
ReplyFlag4 Agree11 days ago
More shade and bathrooms for parents with kids to ride bikes to the lakefront. Once there we awant to be able to enjoy the space. It is primarily for a person who owms a boat slip now.
ReplyFlag4 Agree12 days ago
That's what it was intended for fishermen with boats forced out of their home in the canal.
ReplyFlagAgree11 days ago
Outdoor exercise area / workout similar to lafreniere Park
ReplyFlag4 Agree12 days ago
An area for community activities. Farmers market, entertainment venue ( eg. concert on the lakefront) and festivals. (eg. Bucktown fresh seafood fest)
ReplyFlag4 Agree12 days ago
Bucktown Seafood Fest in at St. Louis King of France.
ReplyFlag5 Agree11 days ago
Commercialize the area so area residents have more reason to visit and support the area!
ReplyFlag4 Agree12 days ago
no! no! no!
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
Please!
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 days ago
YES!!!
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 days ago
Commercial and recreational fishery museum focusing on the history of both
ReplyFlag4 Agree13 days ago
Fix the bike route.
ReplyFlag4 Agree13 days ago
If there will be additional activity at Bucktown Harbor, with people who live in close proximity walking to the area, we need to add sidewalks on both sides of Metairie Hammond Hwy, and slow the traffic down on that road. Everybody speeds and it simply isn't safe for pedestrians.
ReplyFlag4 Agree13 days ago
Whatever improvements are incurred, I hope the environmental concerns are aptly respected.
ReplyFlag4 Agree15 days ago
More trees along walk way! More lighting along trails
ReplyFlag4 Agree16 days ago
RESTRICT FOR WILDLIFE
ReplyFlag4 Agree16 days ago
A farmers and fisheries market would be ideal for the area
ReplyFlag4 Agree16 days ago
Entertainment stage & Restrooms
ReplyFlag4 Agree17 days ago
Bathrooms and a farmer’s market
ReplyFlag4 Agree17 days ago
Expand boat slips and facilities
ReplyFlag4 Agree17 days ago
Boat launch
ReplyFlag4 Agree17 days ago
NO permanent commercial development of any kind.
ReplyFlag3 Agree6 days ago
a local beach for swimmers
ReplyFlag3 Agree6 days ago
A great deal of pollution including fecal coliform bacteria and also lots of debris comes into the arae from the 17th Street Canal. This is especially the case with a significant rain following a dry spell.
ReplyFlagAgree6 days ago
The 10's of thousands who swam in the Lake even before drainage systems were cleaned up swam with negligible to 0 ill effect. The lake is clean--enuff said, But if you're still worried about drainage, don't swim after heavy rains. We beed beaches.
ReplyFlagAgree18 hours ago
Shade
ReplyFlag3 Agree6 days ago
Bucktown Welcome Center
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
Natural scenery
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
PELICANS, OSPREY, DUCKS, GEESE, GULLS, FOXES, FROGS AND LOTS MORE WILL LIVE IN THE PARK IF PEOPLE EVENTS AND STRUCTURES, LIGHTS AND NOISE ARE AT A MINIMUM. MAKE IT EDUCATIONAL FOR YOUNG AND OLD TO SEE, EXPERIENCE AND LEARN ABOUT OUR GORGEOUS LOUISIANA GEOGRAPHY. THERE ARE LOTS OF OTHER PLACES ALREADY DEVELOPED FOR FESTIVALS, MARKETS, ETC DEVELOP SIDEWALKS, LANDSCAPING, NEW BUSINESSES AND COMMERCIAL USE ALONG LAKE AVE OR BACK AT WEST END. THIS IS THE LAST PLACE FOR NATURE CONSERVATION IN JEFFERSON---PRESERVE IT FOR FUTURE GENERATION AND TRY TO GET STATE AND NATIONAL FUNDING.
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
Green Space, Nature Preserve, Wildlife Sanctuary, Quiet, Dark, and Observation Decks. No groups.
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
TURN INTO A NATURE PRESERVE
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
Turn the park into a Nature Conservancy where our children can learn to be part of and experience an area without man's interference. Honnestly, there must be a zillion festival and market venues in Jefferson and Orleans. Do we really need to corrupt another environment, when we have so little green space on the lakefront to enjoy?
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
I'd love more sand in general. Access to a bigger beach, but also 3-4 sand volleyball courts (free, not for rent) and maybe a sandy area for kids, so that they are not playing on the volleyball space. Other cities have 24 hour sand volleyball and people use them at night. I don't think the condo owners would want that, but if you put a really tall fence up, all you have to do is close the gate when you want it closed at night.
I would like to keep the area feeling open, b/c it makes it feel safe, but I do want gentle hills/contours so that people can view the water and sunsets better.
Hammocks, hammocks, hammocks!!!
Rose garden and/or a butterfly garden. Citrus trees would be great, so the community can gather fruit. Have you heard about the project in N.O. where they are planting 300 citrus trees around town? Also, an herb garden too.
Need more walkways, it gets so soggy out there after it rains a bit.
Please add a free bike pump.
A Boardwalk along part of the water too.
More lighting and phones to call 911 if needed and a couple of security cameras!!! Maybe you already have those?
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
A beach would be wonderful
ReplyFlag3 Agree8 days ago
Let's have swimming volleyball!
ReplyFlagAgree18 hours ago
Leave green space - do not include festivals, the space and parking is not sufficient. It is currently a nice peaceful place for enjoying nature and picnicking. Keep it green and peaceful.
ReplyFlag3 Agree9 days ago
CONTACT RON FORMAN, AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE AND HAVE THE PARK BECOME PART OF THE AUDUBON INSTITUTES.
ALTERNATIVELY, HAVE HIM OR HIS APPOINTEE HELP DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE A NATURE PARK
ReplyFlag3 Agree10 days ago
Maintenance or open space for recreational use
ReplyFlag3 Agree10 days ago
A place to watch sail boat races on the lake, or speed boat races like Al Copeland used to do.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
bird sanctuary
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Boat Slips and Piers
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
More Boat Slips and piers
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Landscaping to beautify area and provide shade. Possibly via educational and/or volunteer programs.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
The wetlands educational program that was promised.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
JUST A NATURAL WILDLIFE SANCTUARY AND POSSIBLE AN OBERSERVATION DECK OUT IN THE WATER OR MITIGATION AREA
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
leave it like it is. If you want a park, go to Lafreniere. Leave it as open space
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Lafreniere is basically Kenner. No thanks! If you want nothing to change, go to Metairie Cemetery. Life is deathly consistent there.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Restaurants and bars
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
More shade and much better lighting, especially on the jogging parhs.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
A local catch fish and seafood market,weekly or monthly
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
More restaurants, shops, parking, and shuttle service to other restaurants on other side of levee.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Great. Shuttles and buses will make for a beautiful marina and park. Restaurants like Deannie's whose customers come in by the busload and stand around in the parking lot for hours waiting for a table? Bring in restaurants, then you'll have a Discount Zone and a Daiquiri's shop in there as well.
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
It's a great place for the park that it is. We have retail space for restaurants and other businesses on the safe side of the levee. We don't need more structures, that could be destroyed and compromise our levees during a storm.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Shade & playground
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Restaurants & dining
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Local businesses only, not a large, commercial name
ReplyFlag3 Agree12 days ago
Arts and crafts fairs
ReplyFlag3 Agree12 days ago
Better lighting
ReplyFlag3 Agree12 days ago
Low, soft, romantic lighting like the roads through City Park. Make it beautiful instead of the ugly ones there now.
ReplyFlag4 Agree7 days ago
Casino
ReplyFlag3 Agree12 days ago
Safer place to launch a kayak.
ReplyFlag3 Agree12 days ago
Going on foot to Bonnabel Launch boat is putting your life at risk. Idiots use Bonnabel Blvd as a speed ramp. There is no pedestrian pathway or bycicle path. It’s dangerous to walk up , pass the gate and go down. Plenty of people come even with strollers and car arrived there full speed
ReplyFlag3 Agree13 days ago
Interventions to decrease waves within the harbor area
ReplyFlag3 Agree13 days ago
yes, clearly needed
ReplyFlagAgree6 days ago
Boathouses
Restaurants
ReplyFlag3 Agree14 days ago
Secure Family oriented activity
ReplyFlag3 Agree15 days ago
I would like to see one or both of two things at Bucktown: 1) Revive the old West End-style amusement park similar to the way west end was configured in the early 1900s (but modern) and 2) Configure the area to support a yacht/sailboat harbor with support facilities and storage lockers for private use as well as dining/recreational facilities that provide views of the lake.
ReplyFlag3 Agree16 days ago
I want more boating and fishing enhancements and farmer market for local sea food
Want a sand beach for swimming
ReplyFlag3 Agree16 days ago
Bait shop!
ReplyFlag3 Agree16 days ago
Public performance location, similar to the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo structure, covered, wired, stage, can be used for multiple purposes.
ReplyFlag3 Agree17 days ago
Like a performance space, but...Please give us something better than Grand Isle. Metairie is more sophisticated than an isolated town of a few hundred people.
ReplyFlag3 Agree11 days ago
Food truck site.
ReplyFlag2 Agree5 days ago
Beaches & trees & landscaping
ReplyFlag2 Agree6 days ago
More lighting and more trees. Shade is needed.
ReplyFlag2 Agree6 days ago
Lakefront dining
ReplyFlag2 Agree6 days ago
Add trees, more benches, walks andsome picnic tables--no physical structures--protect the natural environment. Let us breath some fresh air so the kids can grow up crabbing and learning about wildlife. Give it to the National Park Service so it is protected and funded for the use of everyone--not just another group of festival goers.
ReplyFlag2 Agree7 days ago
DEVELOP BUCKTOWN MARINA WITH AN OVERALL PLAN FOR THE ENTIRE AREA AND LAKEFRONT WHICH INCLUDES BONNEVILLE, MUNICIPAL YATCH HARBOR, WEST END, LAKE AVENUE AND THE LEVY. NOT ONE IS DEDICATED TO NATURE. BONNEVILLE AND YATCH HARBOR HAVE BOAT LAUNCHES, FISHING PIERS, PLAYGROUND AND DOG PARKS, WEST END HAS ROOM FOR PICINICS RESTAURANTS, MARKETS, AND FESTIVALS WITH PARKING, LAKE AVE HAS ROOM FOR FISH MARKETS AND MORE SHOPS IF THE SIDEWALKS AND LIGHTS WERE FIXED, THE LEVY FOR BIKING AND WALKING TRAILS. WORK WITH ORLEANS PARISH, STATE, LEVY BOARD, JEFFERSON PARISH, NEW ORLEANS, METAIRIE, KENNER, AUDUBON INSTITUTE ETC TO PLAN A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO LIMIT DUPLICATION AND GIVE THE CITIZENS AND GORGEOUS PARK SYSTEM AND THE LITTLE COMMUNITIES THE MOST FOR THEIR TAXES. WHAT WE ARE MISSING IS A FOCUS POINT FOR WILDLIFE, GREENERY TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE LAKEFRONT, LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENT. STOP REPEATING EVERYTHING UGLY AND WRONG---DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE LAKEFRONT PLAN! ALSO SOFT, ROMANTIC LIGHTING, LANDSCAPING APPROPRIATE FOR A HISTORIC CITY AND AREA---MAKE THE WHOLE AREA PART OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM. GOOD LUCK
ReplyFlag2 Agree7 days ago
remove the ugly parking and gazebo lights. too big, too bright, no reason to be on after park closes. gate and lock parking lot after hours. restore natural landscape and flora so wildlife will return and be enjoyed by the young and old.
ReplyFlag2 Agree8 days ago
Bring back bars and restaurants!!!
ReplyFlag2 Agree8 days ago
Audubon Nature Institute manage, fund and develop lake front levy and bucktown park as a nature sanctuary and preservation. Or let the State or National Park Service manage, fund and develop it as a lasting nature conservacy
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
Audubon Nature Institute takes control of entire lakefront and preserves it as a wildlife sanctuary with paths and benches
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
Beaches are a lot more fun than just benches.
ReplyFlagAgree18 hours ago
Keep the area recreational .
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
Restaurants
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
Water fountains
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
An amphitheatre with the lake in the background
ReplyFlag2 Agree9 days ago
How about a place for chariot races.
ReplyFlagAgree18 hours ago
Shade with Benches, lots of landscaping too.
ReplyFlag2 Agree10 days ago
A snowball or refreshment stand
ReplyFlag2 Agree10 days ago
On site law enforcement facility that is community friendly.
ReplyFlag2 Agree10 days ago
just keep it recreational no commerical
ReplyFlag2 Agree10 days ago
A community area for a festival or event.
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
Make sure the fishermen always have a home without interference from others
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
Concerts
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
a concrete wall to protect the levee from boats and other things behind the levee, that could damage or breach the levee during or after a storm.
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
Bring it back to what it once was as much as it can be
ReplyFlag2 Agree12 days ago
Boat rentals and fishing
ReplyFlag2 Agree12 days ago
Swimming club
ReplyFlag2 Agree16 days ago
Wave attenuation in harbor
ReplyFlag2 Agree16 days ago
Small retail area would be a great benefit along a Walking pier
ReplyFlag2 Agree17 days ago
from where is the money coming? Under what JP budget is it being spent? Just because it exists, why is it necessary to be spent? My property taxes just got raised....again. If Jefferson Parish has THAT much money to spend, why not return it to the taxpayer instead?
ReplyFlag2 Agree17 days ago
Why not CONTINUE TO DEVELOP Bonnebel boat launch! There is ample roadway access already, ample parking already, ample room to DEVELOP these other ideas already. This would save tons of our property tax money, as well as CONTINUE to provide a developing "commercial" waterfront, which it sounds like that die is cast already by our elected officials, and also CONTINUE to provide a quiet, calm, un-busy place to enjoy. Why not Bonnebel instead?
ReplyFlag9 Agree16 days ago
Money has been earmarked for the Bucktown area. If the residents choose not to use it, it will go elsewhere. This is a huge opportunity for us to bring businesses and activities that will make Bucktown an even more desirable place to live, thus increasing property values!
ReplyFlag2 Agree16 days ago
That is NOT true. There's no money sitting around that if it isn't used, then it will go elsewhere. There's only money that has been earmarked and in place to build shelters and a boardwalk. Nothing else. You're getting your info from bad sources. The whole reason JP wants to make it commercial (Farmers Market, Fisher's Market, Concerts) is to get money. There is no money for these projects whatsoever.
ReplyFlag6 Agree11 days ago
The limitation to 'one' is over constraining. The ONE CLUSTER that would be good = expand (triple size) marsh area/sand beach on lake facing edge/food & ice cream trucks/farmer's market. THESE ARE COMPLIMENTARY AND SYNERGISTIC.
ReplyFlag1 Agree21 hours ago
The VERY popular farmer's market; the bridge to the e. bank of canal; removal of some riprap in favor of sand, i.e at tip of present peninsula; food/.beverage/ ice cream trucks during day
ReplyFlag1 Agree2 days ago
I live in Bucktown and I love the idea of making improvements at the lakefront. However, all improvements that are done there should be an initiative that allows for infrastructure improvements and maintenance for the neighborhood. With the growing popularity and higher traffic flow this will put a toll on the roads and on basic maintenance (including trash). I love my neighbors and our neighborhood, the last thing I want is for us to just be used for others to make a profit off of.
ReplyFlag1 Agree4 days ago
There should be a fishing pier that goes out into lake further than bonnable boat launch pier.Also mandavile’s fishing area is better than Jefferson Parish and Kenner.we have the resources let’s get together and make Bucktown Marina the best recreation are in the intire state.Make this area where everybody has something they like.It can be done ,Let’s put our heads together and get it done.
ReplyFlag1 Agree9 days ago
A state of the art playground for children as well as a fishing pier.
ReplyFlag1 Agree10 days ago
Leave it as is...
ReplyFlag1 Agree10 days ago
There at no more commercial fishing boats to speak of. Commercial fishing here is gone
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 days ago
4th of July event - please bring it back!
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 days ago
Went once. Never again. Too hot. Give me A/C!
ReplyFlag2 Agree11 days ago
Wave Attention in Marina
ReplyFlag1 Agree16 days ago
Boat launch
ReplyFlag1 Agree17 days ago
Water park.
ReplyFlag1 Agree17 days ago
Richard P. CarriereOf course shade in the form of tolerant wind resistant native trees especially live oak and bald cypress. Both can survive occasional inundation and thus saline water exposure during hurricane events. They did well in Lakeview following Hurricane Katrima and long duration flooding. Magnolia grandiflora did not fair well, they also suffer much from formosan termites.
ReplyFlagAgree12 hours ago
Bucktown historic site and possibly museum type facility
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
Love this space and feel any improvements are a major improvement!
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
An amphitheater!
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
Leave it as green as possible. More recreational boating is not a good idea because of bad weather and lack of hurricane protection! Picnic areas and local small events are okay because it doesn't require permanent buildings that can be damaged when hurricanes come. Maybe small staging area for crab traps. Water is also polluted and not good for people on jet skis or swimming.
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
A go-to place for families and community activities like a farmers market.
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
Live Music Venue
ReplyFlagAgree2 days ago
interpretive signage about the habitat/wildlife/native peoples that inhabit(ed) the area that will help people appreciate the history and natural resources of the site and encourage people to preserve them
ReplyFlagAgree3 days ago
Please leave as much open space as possible, and help encourage wildlife viewing/preservation/conservation.
ReplyFlagAgree3 days ago
Children’s playground and recreation area.
ReplyFlagAgree4 days ago
A dry storage area for both sail boats and power boats on trailers such that they could be launched at the Harbor.
ReplyFlagAgree10 days ago
Nani MahoneyDry storage would look awful and take up recreational space.
ReplyFlag3 Agree6 days ago
Picnic areas with restroom facilities, dog park.
ReplyFlagAgree10 days ago
No ideas
ReplyFlagAgree13 days ago
Fishing pier
ReplyFlag3 Agree13 days ago
This site should be operated by a government agency. It should be well funded. The boats slips are much too expensive for what is available nearby. Most sailors don't like to be in this marina. It's considered "too far" from the activities on the Lakefront. It should be expanded and realistic slip rentals established.
ReplyFlagAgree16 days ago
Boat storage
ReplyFlagAgree17 days ago
go to Bonneville and West End
ReplyFlag4 Agree8 days ago
N/A
ReplyFlagAgree17 days ago
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We would encourage you to also take part in scheduled community open house sessions.  This is a great way to interface with the design team and share your aspirations, issues, and ideas.   

  • Community Priorities - January 10, 11:00am - 8:00pm (with presentations at Noon and 6.30) and January 11, 9:00am - 5:00pm.  Lakeshore Playground Meeting Room, 1125 Rosa Avenue, Metairie.  

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All the data collected from this survey effort and Public Open House 1 will be distilled into a series of conceptual alternatives for Bucktown Harbor.  Alternatives will presented at Public Open House 2, scheduled for February 6 and 7, as well as on this website.  From feedback received, a draft Vision Plan will be prepared--including detail on implementation and project funding--by early March. Stay connected through this website and social media streams for more information on final dates.  

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