More than just a parade, we give back to the community we love. From building an inclusive playground for children of all abilities, to sponsoring a Hero Dog, our Krewe has created partnerships with many local and national organizations.
(Nyx playground rendering pre-construction)
(Nyx playground dedication 1/26/20)
Located in Mid City on Bayou St. John, the Krewe of Nyx dedicated this inclusive playground to the City of New Orleans on January 26, 2020. Through fundraising efforts from the members of the Krewe and community donations, this playground was made a reality. The vision was for children of all abilities to have a place to play and enjoy outside together while overlooking a beautiful area of the city.
- The hot pink/black inclusive playground is one of very few in the city offering special learning panels, wheelchair ramps, slides, swings, benches, and other sensory equipment for all children to enjoy.
- A special area of the playground is dedicated to the Krewe's 2020 Grand Marshal, local Fox 8 news anchor, Mrs. Nancy Parker Boyd (posthumously).
- The Krewe of Nyx partnered with the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission (NORDC) and the City of New Orleans for the land to build the playground upon. NORDC now maintains the playground and the grounds surrounding it.