Press Releases

ENROLLMENT OPENS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 FOR EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT

JEFFERSON, LA – On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will open the application process for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new program to help eligible households who are struggling to afford internet services during the pandemic.

Jefferson Parish Library 2021 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Celebration “Tails and Tales” Adoption Event

JEFFERSON, LA –The Jefferson Parish Library kicks off the 2021 Summer Reading Program “Tails and Tales” on June 1.

ROAD CLOSURE: WEST ESPLANADE AVENUE

Starting Monday, May 10, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., the left eastbound lane of W. Esplanade Ave. at Cleary Ave. will be closed on a continuous basis.

PARC DES FAMILLES DOG PARK CLOSURE FOR GRASS OVERSEEDING

Starting Monday, May 10, 2021, both dog parks at Parc des Familles will be closed to begin grass overseeding.

SAUVE ROAD BRIDGE NOW OPEN

JEFFERSON, LA – The Sauve Road Bridge at the Soniat Canal is now open to motorists in both directions.

ROAD CLOSURE: CAUSEWAY BOULEVARD OVERPASS AND AIRLINE DRIVE

Starting Monday, May 3, 2021, two lanes of Airline Dr. in both directions and one lane of the Causeway Blvd. overpass in each direction will be closed daily between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ROAD CLOSURE: W NAPOLEON EASTBOUND FROM TRANSCONTINENTAL TO LIME

Starting Monday, May 3, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., both eastbound lanes of W Napoleon Ave., from Transcontinental Dr. to Lime St., will be closed on a continuous basis.

JPRD HOSTS “COME BACK TO OWENS” EVENT ON SAT. MAY 1, 2021

On Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., the Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation Department (JPRD), in collaboration with Council District 3, will be hosting a “Come Back to Owens” event to mark a new beginning for Jesse Owens Playground (11101 Newton St., River Ridge, LA 70123).

MASK MANDATE LIFTED IN JEFFERSON PARISH

Consistent with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ new order, the mask mandate in Jefferson Parish will be lifted starting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021; however masks will still be required on public transit, in K-12 schools, colleges, universities and health care facilities.

JPRD SOCCER ALL STARS TO COMPETE AT THE LOUISIANA STATE OPEN CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT

For the first time in parish history, the Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation Department (JPRD) will be sending two teams to compete for the Louisiana State Open Cup Soccer Championship on April 24-25, 2021 in Baton Rouge, LA.

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