The Joe W. Brown Park Rec Center was named in tribute to Joe W. Brown, philanthropist, who donated 163 acres of land to the city of New Orleans in 1957, that is now Joe W. Brown Memorial Park. The Rec Center “Gym” is located at the center of the park, and is host to a number of sports, primarily basketball, featuring beautiful wall posters and signage of famous NBA stars. The Rec Center also serves as a multi purpose facility, for other athletic, culture, health, and fitness activities, and community meeting participation.

Photos by Larry Everage Jr.