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      RS 56:1762     


§1762. Powers and duties

            A. That park in the city of New Orleans known as Audubon Park is placed under the control and management of the Audubon Park Commission created in R.S. 56:1761. The commission shall take charge of and shall supervise the park as a natural resource and preserve and improve it for public recreation and use as a place of public resort, recreation, and pleasure. The commission shall have full charge of the control and management, repair, maintenance, development, and improvement of the park.

            B. For the purposes of this Part, Audubon Park shall be defined as that park located within the Sixth District of the city of New Orleans which consists of that property formerly administered by the Audubon Park Commission created by Act No. 191 of 1914. Without limiting this property, it shall include the former Foucher Plantation as conveyed by act before M.L. Ainsworth, Notary Public, on August 15, 1871 and registered in the Orleans Parish Conveyance Office in COB 100, folio 187 and 181 on August 16, 19711; it shall include that property known as Avenger Field. It shall not include that certain piece of ground situated in the Sixth District of the city in square designated by the number "60" bounded by Felicia Street, St. Charles Avenue, Walnut Street and Foucher Estate, now Audubon Park, which said piece or portion of ground measures 28 feet front on Felicia Street, by 831 feet in depth and 14 feet in the rear.

            C. In order to carry out its duties and functions the commission may:

            (1) Adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out its functions and implement the procedures of this Part.

            (2) Establish, maintain, operate, and control park recreational and entertainment facilities and activities in the park, including but not limited to a zoo.  

            (3) Enter into contracts with private individuals, firms, or corporations for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of park recreational and entertainment facilities and activities in the park.

            (4) Charge and collect from contracting parties rentals for the use of park property.

            (5) Charge and collect for the enjoyment and/or use of such park recreational and entertainment facilities and activities such admissions, charges, or fares as in the judgment of the commission are fair and proper.

            (6) Ensure that in the use and enjoyment of every portion of Audubon Park and Zoo and all of the facilities therein there will not be any discrimination against any person because of disability, age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

            (7) Affirmative action shall be taken to ensure that all employees of the commission and of any entity with whom the commission contracts for services shall be treated during employment without regard to their race, age, disability, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

            Acts 1983, No. 485, §1, eff. July 27, 1983; Acts 2014, No. 811, §29, eff. June 23, 2014.


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