Posts tagged with '2017'

The ribbon has been cut! The Multi Use Path is OPEN!

New Orleans City Park is proud to announce the opening of the highly anticipated Marconi Path on the west side of the Park. The new bike path will complete the fourth side of the Park's bike path project: Robert E Lee, Wisner, Harrison, and now, Marconi.

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The New Orleans City Park Carousel

The Carousel ride is often called the ‘Flying Horses’ by New Orleans locals. The Carousel is the oldest ride in the William B. Hines Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. It dates back to 1906 but some of the animal figures date back to 1885. The Carousel was originally located on a track of land along City Park Avenue. The Carousel was moved to its current location in 1928, creating what would eventually be City Park&rsquo...

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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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Undine! Chances are you recognize this sculpture but didn’t know her name!

Undine! Chances are you recognize this sculpture but didn’t know her name.

Lily Pond and Conservatory Rose Beds with Undine:

At the entrance to the Conservatory of the Two Sisters in the New Orleans Botanical Garden is the garden’s collection of aquatics. This pond holds a variety of tropical and hardy water lilies and other aquatics from late March to Fall. 

The pool is unfiltered. Submerged plants help to keep the water clean while fish eat any mosquito larvae....

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Something big is coming soon!

They are coming back! We’re talking about the tulips at Big Lake, of course!

New Orleans City Park staff spent January 12th planting 1000s of tulips bulbs around Big Lake. Their hard work is appreciated by all as it will take about a month and a half for the bulbs to bloom and then we’ll have a massive colorful flower bed.  What a way to welcome spring...

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Break Ground!

Construction Begins on a New Stretch of Bike/Walking Path in New Orleans City Park

New Orleans (January 10, 2017)

New Orleans City Park is proud to announce the groundbreaking of the highly anticipated Marconi Bike Path on the west side of the Park. When completed, the new bike path will complete the fourth side of the Park’s bike path project: Robert E Lee, Wisner, Harrison, and now, Marconi.

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