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Posts from June 2015

DirectTV Volunteers Today in New Orleans City Park

We rely on volunteers like you to keep the park looking great.

City Park is a New Orleans treasure. For more than 150 years, the park has served as a natural sanctuary for New Orleanians – a place to escape from city life without ever leaving home. With more than 1,300 acres, it is also one of the largest urban parks in the U.S.

But a great urban park doesn't run itself. Our volunteers are essential to the day-to-day operation of City Park. When you volunteer your time as an individual or as part of a group, it is one of the most valuable contributions you can make to City Park, and you are building a better, stronger park for all of our visitors to enjoy.

On June 24, 2015, DIRECTV volunteered in City Park. They mulched trails in City Park's Couturie Forest. A tough job on any day, but super tough in this New Orleans summer heat! Thanks so much y'all!

Although these volunteers mulched a huge section of the forest, there is still some left to do - especially in the rear of the forest. That will be done soon! Interested in volunteering? We have countless ways for you to get involved and help us get growing!

Sign up to volunteer: Email esires@nocp.org or call Earl at (504)300-6394.

Katrina +10: A Park Remembers : Photo Boards at Big Lake

A true success story, the Park has not only rebuilt what was damaged in hurricane Katrina, but has built a better and stronger Park.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Park will host a media event unveiling 15 large photo boards at Big Lake, showing photos of Katrina damaged areas of the Park and those same areas of the Park as they are now: renewed. The photo boards will stay at Big Lake through September 2015. The first sign is located near the area of Big Lake where Lelong meets Wisner.
The Park’s website will also spotlight the Katrina section telling the rich City Park success story. The public can see this story on the homepage of the Park’s website: NewOrleansCityPark.com. 
The Park will also host a Thank You party for donors and volunteers later this summer.  Without generous donors and volunteers’ sweat equity, the Park would not look nearly as good as it presently does.
On the anniversary of Katrina, Saturday, August 29th , the Park will host a community day of service.
The Park lost 2,000 trees due to the hurricane and levee failures. Since 2005, City Park has planted more than 6,400 new trees. Ten trees were dedicated to mark the passing of ten years since hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the surrounding areas. New Orleans City Park kicked off their Katrina +10 events earlier on Thursday, May 7, 2015, with this tree dedication ceremony.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
TIME: The unveiling is at 9:30 am
WHERE: The signs are located on the Wisner side of the walking trail at Big Lake.