New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
About the Park
Date Authorized: Oct. 31, 1994 (Public Law 103-433)
In 1987, the 100th U.S. Congress resolved that "Jazz is hereby designated as a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support, and resources to make sure it is preserved, understood and promulgated."
The park's mission is to serve the nation as a global leader in the promulgation of New Orleans jazz by enhancing and instilling a public appreciation and understanding of the origins, early history, development and progression of this uniquely American music art form - jazz. To preserve unimpaired this cultural resource and it's core values for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Purpose of the Park:
The following statements describe the primary reasons why the park was created. They influence management priorities and are central to decisions about how the park should be developed and managed.
Significance of the Park:
The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is significant because:
Who knew there was a National Park devoted to jazz music, where even the Park Rangers play play for you? Only in New Orleans! They are not only performing, but they're preserving. Stand where jazz legends played, and explore the stories that will inspire you to connect with our National Parks. Parks aren't just about nature they also honor our trailblazers. Find Your Park, and stand where heroes stood.
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National parks are more than rolling hills and majestic trees. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park celebrates a living legacy of musical traditions. Join Outdoor Afro Founder and CEO Rue Mapp as she explores this unique park. Find your park and stand where heroes stood: https://prks.org/2Vm0HJF
Last updated: September 5, 2019