Like much of New Orleans, City Park - one of the nation's largest and oldest urban parks - must undergo extensive redevelopment Post-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 programs to the park that will attract a new generation of users. In order to embrace new cultures and sub-cultures, City Park has allotted a generous portion of open space to a new skating facility for use by both skateboarders and roller skaters alike. This step towards embracing new user groups and encouraging diversity and growth manifests the park's mission to "preserve and improve park spaces for recreational, educational, cultural, and beautifi cation purposes."