Now that the Mississippi River will soon be cresting, you can see the water level is higher than the elevation at River Road. Before the creation of the levee system, waters of the Mississippi River would have been controlled using the natural topography of the land. The natural high ground in downtown begins at Lafayette Street. As you travel further north past Main Street the, artificial levee ends and the natural bluff begins.
Experience this engineering marvel along the levee promenade over the coming weeks. You can now access the levee promenade from 3 downtown locations: South Boulevard, Riverfront Plaza, and River Road at Florida Street.
While downtown, take in some of the many riverfront attractions, events, and restaurants. Don't forget that downtown offers many routes for biking, jogging or walking such as the Levee Path and Downtown Greenway.
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, North Boulevard Town Square will be playing Irish music and movies throughout the weekend! See links below and join in the fun!