Posts tagged with 'New Orleans'

Mister Bingle arrives!

Every New Orleanian knows who Mister Bingle is, but do you know he spends at least 2 months of the year at New Orleans City Park's premier holiday event Celebration in the Oaks? He sure does! Since joining the Celebration in the Oaks family in 2005 Mister Bingle's been a huge part of the tradition and 2013 is no different. Mister Bingle arrived in style to the CITO warehouse.

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Sunsets at the Park are incredible!

Sunsets are usually a wonderful site at the Park, but the one on October 19, 2013 was certainly a memorable one. Doesn't Big Lake look incredible?! We think so, too! This photo was sent to us via Twitter. If you'd like to follow us on Twitter, our handle is @NOLACityPark. Send us your photos - we love seeing them!

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City Park’s a home for everyone (or animal)

City Park's home to more than just trees and loved by more than just humans. Many animals live in the Park. The swans are always a crowd pleaser and when the weather gets chilly, the Brown Pelicans spend a few months here. And who can forget about the many City Park turtles who line up sunning themselves on a log on any given warm day. What animals have you seen around the Park?...

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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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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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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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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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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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What is a friend?

Pictured is the sign at the start of the Friends of City Park sponsored hole at City Putt.

What is a Friend? 

Typically a friend is someone who has a mutual bond and supports another through good times and bad times. 

Friends of City Park and New Orleans City Park have shared that special bond since 1979.  Since that time the Friends organization has raised millions of dollars for many City Park capital improvements. Some of the donations have recently gone towards renovation of the Peristyle...

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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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