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Happy 3rd of July - today’s the party!

Enjoy patriotic music with the Marine Corps Band New Orleans and fireworks from the Peristyle!

Join us as we celebrate the 3rd of July!

WHAT:       The annual Happy 3rd of July event promises to be a spectacular show. Join us for the party dressed in your red, white, and blue best! Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy patriotic music from The Marine Corps...

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Why did the turtle cross the road?

Why did the turtle cross the road? A few days ago, while driving around the Park, I slowed down for what I thought was just another bump in the oh-so-bumpy New Orleans roads. But unlike most bumps and potholes, this one slowly moved as I approached.  I pulled to the side and stepped out of the car to find a small turtle, moseying across the street, seemingly unaware of the oncoming car. Afraid...

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So what exactly is Zero Waste?

New Orleans City Park loves its employees and the Earth! It would not be possible to maintain the 1,300 acres of green space that make up New Orleans City Park without the passion and hard work of the Park’s employees. To show that commitment to our people and our environment, New Orleans City Park hosted its annual Employee Appreciation Crawfish Boil recently, and, for the first time ever, it was a nearly Zero...

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How Often Do The Budweiser Clydesdale Horses Shave?

Question: How Often Do The Budweiser Clydesdale Horses Shave?

Answer: Once a week!

The horses spend their downtime in New Orleans City Park during Carnival each year. Merlin, the horse pictured here, weighs in at 2000 lbs, and will walk in many of the parades during Mardi Gras.

First introduced in 1933, after the repeal of Prohibition, the Clydesdales have served as living symbols of not just Budweiser, but also...

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New Bass Record

A new record has been set for bass caught in New Orleans City Park.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Anthony Mike caught a 9.1 lbs beauty bass using a 7" June Bug plastic worm. Fishing near the pier located off Scout Island, it was a banner day for him!

 Anthony, who currently lives in Lafitte, LA,  has been fishing in City Park for over fifteen years.  We will be giving Anthony...

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