Posts tagged with '2019'

Sign up for Plastic Free July!

New Orleans City Park and Audubon Nature Institute encourage you to participate in Plastic Free July, a 31-day global challenge to reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Let's all team up from across the country to be a part of the challenge and and also invite the New Orleans community to join!

The challenge takes place through an easy-to-use online platform. Click here for the link. Track your individual progress, share successes...

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Happy 3rd of July: Celebrate America with Music and Fireworks

Each year City Park and the The Marine Corps Band New Orleans put on a spectacular show on July 3rd on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. This year's event will not dissapoint! Plus...fireworks from the top of the Peristyle. 

Wear your red, white, and blue best and bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy patriotic music.

Arrive early to get a great spot on the...

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Storyland Named Among Best Family-Travel Activities in New Orleans by Forbes

This month Forbes named New Orleans one of the “Top 10 American Cities for Family-Friendly Travel” and Storyland in New Orleans City Park among the Best Family-Travel Activities in New Orleans. With its many attractions, events, and open green spaces, City Park’s 1300 acres is a dream destination for anyone year-round and Storyland is a at the heart of the Park.

“Storyland is a treasured part of New Orleans....

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New Orleans City Park Named Among Best Things to Do with the Kids in New Orleans

This month USA Today 10 Best named New Orleans City Park among the ‘Ten Best Things to Do with the Kids in New Orleans’. With its many attractions, events, and open green spaces, City Park’s 1300 acres is a dream destination for anyone year-round.

The website singled out: the New Orleans Botanical Garden, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and pointed out the 1300 acres for...

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New Orleans City Park Named one of the Best City Parks in America

This month Thrillist compiled The 18 Best City Parks in America. New Orleans City Park is proud to be named one of 18 ‘best city parks’. With its many attractions, events, and open green spaces, City Park’s 1300 acres is a dream destination for anyone year-round.

The website singled out: Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Couturie Forest, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Sydney...

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Earth Day and Swing in the Oaks

Join us for a big celebration with two free events in the Park: Earth Day and Swing in the Oaks.

Celebrate the earth and learn how we can build a healthier relationship with our natural spaces. The event will have exhibitors, activities for children, live music, crafts, cooking demonstrations, and of course delicious food. The event will take place in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. This celebration promises: -Guidance on leading a...

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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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