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The land where City Park sits was once part of the Allard Plantation. J. McDonough acquired the plantation from Allard in 1845 and the land was given to New Orleans in 1850.

LATEST BLOG POST: CITO Trees are for the Fish

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Fifty Christmas trees from this years Celebration in the Oaks fundraiser in New Orleans City Park are now serving a new role as habitat/shelter for juvenile fish in Bayou St. John. City Park and LDWF, with to help of volunteers and sponsors, bundled small sets of trees and anchored within casting distance along the western shore of the bayou, just north of Filmore Avenue. Small fish and invertebrates are attracted to brush piles and fallen trees for shelter and to feed on the even smaller organisms that gather there. In turn, larger fish come by looking for a easy meal. This gives the trees a dual purpose; enhancing...

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