Posts tagged with '2020'

New Orleans City Park Celebration in the Oaks 2020 Fundraiser Announcement

New Orleans City Park celebrates the 34th year of Celebration in the Oaks with the announcement of a change for the 2020 holiday season. The Celebration in the Oaks fundraiser will operate as a driving tour for the season. The Park decision was made to offer a safe opportunity for the people of the region to celebrate this holiday season. Staff has been working tirelessly to adapt the fundraiser to make it safe and operate...

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Changes Made for Iconic Ghosts in the Oaks Event in City Park

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Friends of City Park is proud to announce its popular Ghosts in the Oaks fundraiser will happen with support from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. The initiative will be different from previous years but the revenue created by this fundraiser will continue to give much needed support to New Orleans City Park.

Friends of City Park is thrilled to bring the families of New Orleans, Ghosts in the Oaks: A Haunting...

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Outdoor Dinners in the Botanical Garden

Miss restaurant quality food? Want to have an amazing experience while outdoors in the fresh air? The New Orleans Botanical Garden has answered the call with two outdoor dinners scheduled in September. Guests enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, greeted with a welcome cocktail, and directed to their table. At each dinner, guests will enjoy a three -course alfresco dining experience including wine and a specialty cocktail while in the magical Botanical Garden...

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Volunteers Needed for The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe

The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe works to eliminate litter from New Orleans’ most popular family recreational locations in City Park and also inspires the next generation in public servants on the importance of keeping our Park clean. As stewards to City Park, the responsibility of sustaining our Park’s health belongs to each of us.

The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe is dedicated to hosting on-going volunteer...

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The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe

The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe works to eliminate litter from New Orleans’ most popular family recreational locations in City Park and also inspires the next generation in public servants on the importance of keeping our Park clean. As stewards to City Park, the responsibility of sustaining our Park’s health belongs to each of us.

The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe is dedicated to hosting on-going volunteer...

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Extended Dates: Brews and Boos Movie Series

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New Orleans City Park is excited to announce extended dates for the Brews and Boos: Movie Series: four more outdoor movie nights showcasing scary films under the oaks with an open beer bar. Located in the large grassy area around Popp Fountain, there is ample space to participate in physical distancing while still being social. This is a 21+ party and no exceptions will be made.

Each ticket includes: Scary movie, access to...

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BOO! Outdoor Horror Movie Series in City Park

New Orleans City Park is excited to announce Brews and Boos: Movie Series: four outdoor movie nights showcasing scary films under the oaks with an open beer bar. Located in the large grassy area around Popp Fountain, there is ample space to participate in physical distancing while still being social. This is a 21+ party and no exceptions will be made.

Each ticket includes: Scary movie, access to an open beer bar, Tito...

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Thank you to Shell and Batture LLC for the help!

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Donor Highlight: Thank you to Shell and Batture LLC for helping us keep our waterways healthy during the pandemic. Their support has allowed the Park to keep up with the removal of water hyacinth, an invasive plant, from our lagoon systems. 

These efforts intended to complement and advance the goals of City Park's comprehensive water management plan by targeting and inhibiting invasive water hyacinth growth. This will...

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National Pollinator Week is June 22-28

The 2020

This week is dedicated as a time to celebrate all that pollinators do for us and to be reminded of all the things we can do for them!

“Thirteen years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into...

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City Park Dog Park to Reopen

NOLA City Bark to Reopen with Restrictions in Place for Phase I

With guidance from appropriate governmental authorities New Orleans City Park will open NOLA City Bark dog park to permit holders at 1pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place to keep both guests and staff safe. No more than 30 people are allowed in the large dog park at a time and only 10 people at...

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New Orleans City Park will begin Phase I opening

With guidance from appropriate governmental authorities New Orleans City Park will begin Phase I opening some of its facilities on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

City Park staff will follow appropriate protocols to ensure cleanliness and safety. Guests are asked to follow CDC, state, and city recommended social distance measures and to stay home if they are sick or have been exposed to Covid-19. Capacity at each attraction will be limited. For the safety of...

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Need a bike? Donate a bike?

#BikeMatchNOLA is a way to connect people in need of a bicycle during the COVID-19 pandemic with bikes donated by other individuals.

If you’re in need of a bike or have one you would like to donate, fill out this Form. #BikeMatchNOLA will review the requests, make the match, and then connect folks so they can safely exchange the bikes.

#BikeMatchNOLA is proud to facilitate this mutual aid...

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The Wildflowers are Blooming!

City Park is excited to announce the spring wildflowers have bloomed. For the sixth year in a row, the Park’s been fortunate enough to plant seeds and see the colorful blooms providing fields of wildflowers for the public. This year may be more important than ever with the need for outdoor respite and recreation during this challenging Covid-19 pandemic time.

This year, to bring a piece of the Park to...

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Migration is happening now!

April 22nd has passed, but we can still celebrate Earth Day - Go Check out some migrating birds! Migration is happening now! And we’re still enjoying beautiful April weather, so in honor of a continued Earth Day celebration, get outside! Whether you are an early morning riser, or a night owl, take a few minutes to check out the sky and see who is flying by!

Hawks and birds of...

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Earth Day

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is April 22, 2020!! If you want to celebrate or take some action from home, visit the 24 hour digital Earth Day celebration or 3 day Earth Day Live site April 22-24! From Earth Day Network: “On Earth Day 2020, we say enough is enough. We say we believe in science. We say that everyone can make a difference. We say that the protection of our planet and the wellbeing of the...

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day” celebrate at home

Happy Earth Day Month! Even though we can’t celebrate together in the Park, our community can still make an impact. Join in with folks from around the world and pick a few things you can do in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Picking a few outside activities will not only celebrate the Earth, it will help lower stress, anxiety and promote strong immune systems!

Are you taking...

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Sign up for the Bike Easy “Love to Ride” challenge

Sign up for the Bike Easy “Love to Ride” challenge - and take some solo or family bike rides!

“This April everyone in Greater New Orleans is invited to join the Bike Easy April Challenge, powered by Entergy. It's a fun, free competition that helps get more people on bikes. In response to Covid-19, we want to help you stay active, feel connected and make the most of...

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Spring Walk in City Park by Catherine Abel

Walking in City Park is one of my favorite activities. Whatever the season there’s always breathtaking sights and new discoveries. One of my favorite times to stroll through the park is in the Spring especially before the humidity comes rolling in covering the city in a blanket of constant, almost smothering heat. The transformation that takes place as Winter dissolves away is refreshing and almost shocking.

The oak trees in...

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Earth Hour

It's almost April, and in April City Park usually celebrates Earth Day! We all know this year's a little different. Though we are all apart right now we can still do something together in honor of the earth. This Saturday, March 28, 2020, join others from around the world for "Earth Hour" by turning out your lights for an hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Check out this link for more information.

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Friends of City Park event Lark in the Park rescheduled

Friends of City Park event Lark in the Park rescheduled from Friday, March 13th to June 2020

As more cases of the coronavirus disease are being identified in the Greater New Orleans area, Friends of City Park is rescheduling Lark in the Park, which will now be held in conjunction with our June event, Toast in the Oaks.

The Friends of City Park decision was made out of an abundance...

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New Orleans City Park Named One of the Top Reasons to Visit New Orleans in 2020

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New Orleans City Park Named One of the Top Reasons to Visit New Orleans in 2020 2020 marks the 170th anniversary for New Orleans City Park

This week Travel Pulse compiled the Top 10 Reasons to Visit New Orleans in 2020.  New Orleans City Park is proud to be named in the list. With its many attractions, events, and open green spaces, City Park’s 1300 acres is a dream destination for anyone year-round.

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600 New Cast Iron Plants on Victory Avenue

We LOVE our volunteers! Check ou tthis group from Florida State!

The groups spent time this week planting over 600 cast iron plants around the oak trees on Victory Avenue near the Amusement Park. 

 The area around the oak trees is air spaded beforehand, a process in which compressed air is shot into the soil, breaking up heavily compacted dirt and allowing more oxygen to get to the root...

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Tennis Award!

This week the Tennis Industry Association presented the Industry Champions of Tennis 2019...Congratulations to the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Complex!

The national award is issued annually to honor those who are making a difference in the Tennis Industry.

City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center was named Public Park of the Year.

Arguably one of the best tennis complexes in the state, the facility offers 26 lighted courts (16 hard courts, 10 clay...

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Bob Becker named a Top Executive of the Year

Business People of the Year: Biz New Orleans Magazine: Introducing the transformative thirteen of 2019

Dr. Robert W. Becker: CEO, CITY PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

New Orleans City Park’s live oaks and lagoons have witnessed incredible change throughout the park’s 166-year history, but the park is about to close out one of its most challenging and successful eras as Dr. Robert W. Becker — CEO of City...

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New Orleans City Park Named One of the Gorgeous Spaces in Some of the World’s Biggest Cities

Online review site Trip Advisor has announced the 7 Gorgeous Green Spaces in Some of the World’s Biggest Cities.  New Orleans City Park is proud to be named one of seven ‘gorgeous spaces’ and the only in New Orleans mentioned. With its many attractions, events, and open green spaces, City Park’s 1300 acres is a dream destination for anyone year-round.

“Parks are critically important components of...

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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 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’s...

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