Hibernian Memorial Park, the 4-acre expanse being developed at 6800 West End Blvd., will be an interpretive site to increase awareness about the significance of the New Basin Canal. Built from 1832 to 1838, the monumental undertaking cost the lives of countless Irishmen who dug the canal with shovels and picks.
The New Basin Canal created a back door to the city through Lake Pontchartrain that contributed to the economic vitality of New Orleans for nearly 100 years.
The Hibernian Memorial Park will be a focal point for Celtic culture and the legacy of the Irish in the Crescent City.
– Jim Moriarty, Vice President & General Manager, YES Productions