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14,000 tulips have bloomed at Big Lake in New Orleans City Park.

They're blooming!

14,000 tulips have bloomed at Big Lake in New Orleans City Park. Planted in mid-January 2019, the flowers started blooming last week and are in full bloom now. The City Park Horticulture Department plants each bulb by hand with great care and it takes the team of six over 20 hours from start to finish.

New this year: We redesigned the ropes between the blooms and the public. Now you...

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Great Backyard Bird Count

We want to see how many birds the public can find this weekend for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to...

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February Super Saturday: catch basin clean up

We LOVE our volunteers! On Saturday, February 2, 2019, nine UNO students, eight folks from St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, one Holy Cross student, one Sewage and Water Board representative, and five City Park staff worked to clear drains in the Park! Even two boys who were at the Park for a birthday party joined to help! What a group! The more storm water the Park can take from neighborhoods, the better for the neighborhoods!...

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Volunteers Give Back to New Orleans City Park on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Day of Service

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New Orleans City Park is grateful to the many people who volunteered on Monday, January 21, 2019, between 9:30 am and noon in City Park for this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service. Volunteers and students from Tulane University, Dillard University, Loyola University, and The University of New Orleans  honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by working with one another to give back to New Orleans City Park, our...

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Storyand

Where stories come to life!

Featuring larger-than-life storybook sculptures:

Welcome to Storyland!

Climb aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship, follow Pinocchio into the mouth of a whale or scamper up Jack & Jill’s Hill! Fairytales and fantasy come to life before your eyes in City Park’s Storyland. This charming theme playground is a child’s dream (come true!) filled with 20 larger-than-life storybook sculptures featuring classic fairytale characters.

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