Like much of New Orleans, City Park, one of the nation's largest and oldest urban parks, must undergo extensive redevelopment after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The park's new Master Plan 2018 identifies and outlines many opportunities to rebuild and redefine the existing park landscape. Looking towards the future, City Park planners have recognized the need to add fresh program to the park that will attract a new generation of users. In order to embrace new cultures, City Park has allotted a strategic zone of the park for a new skating facility for use by both skateboarders and park goers in general. This step towards embracing new user groups, encouraging diversity and growth manifest the park's mission to preserve and improve park spaces for recreational, cultural and beautification purposes.