Posts tagged with 'NOLA'

Lichtenstein: A New Look For The Front of NOMA

As you enter the Park from the main entrance and drive down Lelong, you will notice construction in front of The New Orleans Museum of Art. The front area of the museum is getting a new look and at the center of the new look is a new piece of art. Construction on the site has been going on for weeks. Fueling speculation as to which sculpture will have a new home in the...

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Wildflowers at City Park

Don't miss the beautiful orange wildflowers at the Park! They are nestled between Roosevelt Mall and Marconi. You'll love 'em!

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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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New fun at City Park! New Boats! New Bikes!

NEW PARK FUN! Look out! Fun ahead! There are new boats and bikes available for rent at the Park. Wheel Fun Rentals provides both our boats and bikes for rental from the City Park Boat House on Big Lake. Boats and bikes can be rented 7 days a week and the Summer Hours are April - November 9 am - 8 pm (weather permitting). A photo ID must be presented for the person renting the bike or...

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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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Did you know?

Did you know that City Park is a preferred location for movie and TV production shoots? In the year end June 30, 2013 , nine major movies and eight TV shows had major productions in the Park. In addition five commercials for national brands and four commercials for local brands were also shot in the Park. They not only showcase the Park and City but also generate revenue for the Park through location fees. Want to know...

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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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One Year Since Isaac

One year ago today, Hurricane Isaac tortured the Caribbean and the Northern Gulf Coast. Not only did the hurricane pass over Southeast Louisiana but it was a slow moving storm - making the ordeal last longer and longer. Everyone was shouting at the storm to move along but it wouldn't listen and continued to pour rain and whip its strong winds. Park buildings were spared major damage but some Park equipment was lost...

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Volunteers get it done!

Hi, this is Earl, the park’s new Volunteer Coordinator! Our most recent volunteer project took place on the August 12th with the park hosting 200 LSU Medical School students. The students donated their time and effort to several areas of the park. The volunteers mulched three-quarters of a mile of walking trail in Couturie Forest, painted the locker rooms and bathrooms at Pan-American and Tad Gormley stadiums, and painted the entire Parkview Terrace...

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