"More Facilities For More Fun"

Chep Morrison was enormously proud of the creation of the New Orleans Recreation Department. "The Experts Agree," a caption in the Report reads, "Nord is the Very Best." It continues, "In 1946 there were a handful of playgrounds. Today NORD counts 142 playgrounds, 7 gymnasia, 11 youth centers, 52 baseball diamonds, five major football fields, 15 tennis courts, 18 playspots, and five baseball parks." In 1955, the Richard Lee Playground, shown here, was one of the newest.