Posted August 29, 2015 at 8:42 AM by Amanda Frentz
"Everybody can be great...becuase anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Katrina is a tragedy we will never forget. But today....today we celebrate the human spirit. We have over 300 volunteers giving...
Posted June 24, 2015 at 10:36 AM by Amanda Frentz
We rely on volunteers like you to keep the park looking great.
City Park is a New Orleans treasure. For more than 150 years, the park has served as a natural sanctuary for New Orleanians – a place to escape from city life without ever leaving home. With more than 1,300 acres, it is also one of the largest urban parks in the U.S.
But a great urban park doesn't...
Posted December 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM by Amanda Frentz
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, a 100-foot pedestrian bridge was installed between the Volunteer Center and Couturie Forest at 1009 Harrison Avenue.
The bridge arrived on semitrailers in two 50-foot sections. It was off-loaded by a large crane and then bolted together to form one 100-foot long bridge. The crane then hoisted the bridge over the lagoon and the ends were secured to the previously installed footings. (Guys and machinery are involved...
Posted October 7, 2014 at 1:11 PM by Amanda Frentz
The original article can be found here.
An Imperfect Memory Saves Forests Rob Swihart, a wildlife ecologist at Purdue University, researched the habits of grey squirrels as they collect nuts and store them for winter food. Because grey squirrels compete with many other animals for the same food source, they tend to bury nuts in many, many secret stashes all over their forest habitat. They can't always...
Posted August 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM by Amanda Frentz
There’s no prettier place in New Orleans to get fit than City Park. With a gorgeous landscape designed for walkers, runners and bikers, your workout doesn’t feel like work at all when you hit the scenic paths around the park.
Be sure to check out the two Fitness Zones in the Park:
The first is near the corner of Golf Drive and Freidricks Avenue located...
Posted August 15, 2014 at 7:06 AM by Amanda Frentz
Having a slow start to your Friday? This guy knows what you mean!
Earl Sires, the Park's Volunteer Manager, took this photo on the morning of August 15, 2014.
Speaking of volunteering, there's a Super Saturday Volunteer Day coming up soon. Although you can volunteer for the Park everyday, a Super Saturday is special in that the work you do is probably part of a larger project and...
Posted April 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM by Amanda Frentz
On May 24, middle school students from KIPP Central City Academy joined City Park’s volunteer manager, Earl, in planting 500 bald cypress trees in the Park’s Couturie Forest. The trees were generously provided by the National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife program.
Posted March 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM by Amanda Frentz
Couturie Forest is the perfect place to escape from the city without ever leaving New Orleans! Combined with Scout Island, the 60-acre Couturie Forest, in New Orleans City Park, is a nature-lover’s haven filled with native trees, scenic waterways, and fascinating wildlife — all in the heart of the New Orleans. The forest is a great place to wander with your kids, family, and friends. An afternoon along the trails is more...
Posted January 13, 2014 at 7:34 AM by Amanda Frentz
Test piles were installed last week in Couturie Forest for a new pedestrian foot bridge. The bridge will be installed later this year. GOOD Magazine has named New Orleans one of its Top 20 Cities of Possibility. Atlanta was the only other city from the states to make the top 20. When citing the numerous reasons for the selection of New Orleans the judges specifically listed “Couturie Forest in City Park.” You can learn...