Posts tagged with 'City Park'

Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern at City Park

Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern are often found growing on the oaks of New Orleans City Park. Both plants are epiphytic. Epiphytic plants absorb all nutrients from the air and do not harm the tree that supports them.

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Festivals at the Park!

New Orleans has earned a reputation for its booming festival season, and City Park is playing an increasing role in the city’s growing festival calendar. December 2012 marked the opening of New Orleans’ newest festival destination: the Festival Grounds, a 50-acre green space with sports fields, a bike path, acres of wetlands, an exercise area with hydraulic fitness equipment and more. Highlights of the grounds include five soccer fields and a one-mile, 1...

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Fall is here! Almost…

Submitted by Rodney Thoulion, Executive Director of Friends of City Park

Fall is a magical time in City Park!  There is so much going on: Fall Garden Festival, the Scarecrow Trail, and Ghosts in the Oaks – just to name a few of the premier events of City Park.  And how can we forget the Voodoo Music + Art Experience.

With the change of the weather, the falling leaves...

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Birding in City Park Rocks!

There is a reason that Birder's World Magazine has named City Park as the best birding spot in New Orleans. Whether you are a novice birder or have been birding for years, come and enjoy the feathered friends of the Park. Everyone enjoys feeding the geese & ducks, watching the graceful swans, and listening to the song-birds - but there are hundreds of types of birds either calling City Park home or passing...

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City Park’s Food Truckin’

Man, does Friends of City Park really know how to throw a great party! And the best part about it is that it raises money for City Park capital improvements…specifically a new food truck for the Park. Have you ever been in a remote part of the Park without food or beverage and thought, “Boy, I sure could use something to eat or drink!” Well, the Park hears you! The...

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The Hyams Fountain in City Park is a special part of the Park

Have you noticed the Hyams Fountain as you walked down Victory Drive or into the main entrance of Carousel Gardens? Like so many special pieces in the Park, this fountain has a story. New Orleans philanthropist, Sara Lavinia Hyams, died in 1914, bequeathing her jewelry collection, valued at $30,000, to be sold and the profits used to construct a fountain in both Audubon Park and New Orleans City Park, for the children of the city. The...

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Playgrounds at City Park

Happy and healthy kids are part of the foundation of any great community, and City Park is committed to giving your family a safe and fun place to keep your kids active. The park is filled with a variety of playgrounds and play structures suited for kids of all ages. Best of all? After a day of playtime in City Park, your kids will crash at bedtime. Imagine all of your kids’ favorite...

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Tim Zissis & his Record Breaking Catch!

Tim Zissis & his Record Breaking Catch!

Tim Zissis loves to fish in City Park because it brings back memories of his childhood – fishing with his father and younger brother starting more than 35 years ago. Zissis’s father passed when he was only 16. The now the 44 year-old spends time at the park because he says it’s quality time with his dad. While Zissis enjoys making friends with other fishermen enjoying the park’s waterways, the New...

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