Posted August 26, 2014 at 1:19 PM by Amanda Frentz
City Park did quite well in the Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2014 awards!
We won first place in a couple catagories, placed in the top three in others, and had a hand in other's win, too.
And that all has to do with YOU! Thanks! We know you love the Park and we hope you know the Park really does love you back!
The Gambit has attempted to answer questions about it’s Best of New Orleans competition. From ‘How do you pick the categories?’ to ‘What’s the biggest change this year?” you can click here to learn more about their methodology.
You can see all the winners here.
City Park's a GREAT place to get married!
BEST PLACE FOR A BREAKUP
#1. New Orleans City Park
This first place award made us giggle for the second year in a row! We assume the win is because of the Park's open spaces so those being dumped have a place to cry in peace? We're not sure, but we hope those return to City Park with the next date in their lives for a great date at City Putt or on NOLA Gondola's boat. We love the award - thanks y'all!
BEST PLACE FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION
#1. New Orleans City Park
This first place award made us smile big time! More people get married in New Orleans City Park than any other place in New Orleans. You can find out more about events and weddings on our website by clicking here. We love the award - thanks y'all!
We love having the following winners in the City Park family:
BEST DOG PARK
#1: New Orleans City Bark
New Orleans City Park, Zachary Taylor Drive at Magnolia Drive; www.nolacitybark.org Happy dogs make happy dog owners, and canine New Orleanians say (OK, their humans told us) they like their off-leash play dates at City Bark. Maybe it's the dog-level water fountains, or the pavilions that provide shade so canines' humans let them romp longer, or the 4.6 acres of room to play with friends.
#1. New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org @noma1910
BEST GOLF COURSE
#2. New Orleans City Park North Course
1051 Filmore Ave., (504) 483-9410; www.cityparkgolf.com
BEST LOCAL CHARITY EVENT
#1. Hogs for the Cause
Hogs for the Cause grew from a pig roast among friends to porkapalooza, a two-day spring music and food festival in City Park featuring more than 90 teams competing for top honors cooking traditional and innovative barbecue and roast pork dishes. In 2008, Rene Louapre and Becker Hall turned their pig roast into a nonprofit dedicated to supporting families affected by pediatric brain cancer. The 2014 event drew more than 20,000 people to City Park's Festival Grounds to enjoy live music and an array of pork dishes presented by teams with clever names, including Piggy Stardust, Hupig's, Captain Porkenheimer and Notorious P.I.G. Hogs holds its first Charleston, South Carolina, event Oct. 4.
BEST LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL
#3. Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
BEST LOCAL 5K/10K RACE
#3. TIE: The Color Run
#3. TIE: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Congratulations to everyone. The administration and staff of New Orleans City Park continue to feel so lucky to live in New Orleans.