Featured Events

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  • Scout Island Closed

    Activities

    Due to the Scout Island Scream Park fright festival taking place on Scout Island, Scout Island is closed to the public now through the time it will take to move out the event. Scout Island Scream Park is a seasonal event and more information can be learned on ScoutIslandScreamPark.com. If you have questions, please email Rob at rdeviney@nocp.org.

  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksMusic

    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    -All spirits provided by Republic National Distributing Company.

    Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details on how to become a vendor.

    More Information
  • Purple Run

    Activities

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at Roosevelt Mall. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome. Meet in front of the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue. For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

    More Information
  • Celebration in the Oaks Family Party

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    This event takes place in Carousel Gardens. Join us in celebrating the start of the season! This is a party for the whole family and the whole family will have a blast! Tickets for this event tend to sell out before the event. Don't wait to get yours. Only a certain number of tickets will be sold, and once sold out, no tickets will be sold at the door.

    Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own Celebration in the Oaks Party and – bonus! – mom and dad can enjoy this family experience without lifting a finger. Your little ones will feel like the kings and queens of the ball at this fun-filled party. Star Wars Storm Troopers & Jedis, Frozen characters, a Christmas Tree Stilt Walker, and an Elf Juggler - AND SO MUCH MORE! 

    More Information
  • Turkey Day Race

    Activities

    This event takes place at Roosevelt Mall. This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Attraction Hours

    Due to the holidays, some buildings and attractions may have abbreviated hours. Always call the Visitor center ahead of time to be sure. (504) 483-9402
    Hours listed below are open times unless it states closed. Email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for info on specific street closures.

    City Putt: 10am – 12am last rental at 11pm
    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park: closed
    Golf: South clubhouse: 7am to 5:30pm, North clubhouse & Driving range: 7am to 7pm
    New Orleans Botanical Garden: 10am to 5pm
    Storyland: 10am to 5pm
    Tolmas Visitor Center: 10am to 5pm
    Tennis Complex: 7am to 7pm
    City Putt: 10am to 12am last rental at 11pm
    Wheel Fun Rentals: 10am to sunset
    Administration Building: closed

  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the City Park Board Room in the Administration Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Classes with NOMA Curators

    ActivitiesArt

    Interested in taking a closer look at NOMA’s collections? Want to take a deep dive into our special exhibitions? Join NOMA curators as they explore a variety of topics and take you behind the scenes in our new Classes with Curators series. Designed for small groups of no more than twenty students, classes are organized into three parts and are taught by one or more members of our professional staff. This fall the New Orleans Museum of Art presents "The Orléans Collection", an exhibition reuniting masterpieces of European Art from the collection of our city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans. In conjunction with this landmark exhibition, Classes with Curators will explore the origins of Philippe II’s collection, connoisseurship and art viewing in early eighteenth-century Paris, and the role of the Palais-Royal in communicating ideas about art. Please contact education@noma.org for more information.

    "Looking at Art in Eighteenth-Century Paris: Curators, Collectors, and Connoisseurs"
    Vanessa Schmid, Senior Research Curator for European Art - Kelsey Brosnan, Doris Zemurray Stone Curatorial Fellow for European Art
    Tuesdays, November 27, December 4, and 11 | 6–8 pm

    November 27 | Session I: The Origins of The Orléans Collection: The first session will look at the life of Philippe II and his motivations for amassing the most significant collection of paintings in 18th-century Europe. Participants will learn about the history of collecting and consider the unique questions engaged by this exhibition.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

    ActivitiesVolunteering Events

    City Park hosts Super Saturday, a community volunteer event, and wants you to volunteer! Many groups from the community, including high schools, colleges, churches, service groups, and individuals, attend the event. Work assignments and tools are handed out at the Volunteer Center at 9am, and volunteers work until noon doing various tasks, including painting, pruning, raking, mulching, planting, and maintaining areas around City Park.
    Where to be: Volunteer Center at 1009 Harrison Avenue
    When to be there: 8:45am (work begins promptly at 9am)
    Who to call with questions or to sign up: Tyler at (504) 483-9459
    What to bring: Close-toed shoes or boots, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, a brimmed hat, and snacks (if you’d like some).
    Why: Because volunteering for City Park feels great!

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome. Meet in front of the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue. For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

    More Information
  • Classes with NOMA Curators

    ActivitiesArt

    Interested in taking a closer look at NOMA’s collections? Want to take a deep dive into our special exhibitions? Join NOMA curators as they explore a variety of topics and take you behind the scenes in our new Classes with Curators series. Designed for small groups of no more than twenty students, classes are organized into three parts and are taught by one or more members of our professional staff. This fall the New Orleans Museum of Art presents "The Orléans Collection", an exhibition reuniting masterpieces of European Art from the collection of our city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans. In conjunction with this landmark exhibition, Classes with Curators will explore the origins of Philippe II’s collection, connoisseurship and art viewing in early eighteenth-century Paris, and the role of the Palais-Royal in communicating ideas about art. Please contact education@noma.org for more information.

    "Looking at Art in Eighteenth-Century Paris: Curators, Collectors, and Connoisseurs"
    Vanessa Schmid, Senior Research Curator for European Art - Kelsey Brosnan, Doris Zemurray Stone Curatorial Fellow for European Art
    Tuesdays, November 27, December 4, and 11 | 6–8 pm

    December 4 | Session II: Connoisseurship: Art Viewership in Paris ca. 1700: Philippe d’Orléans and his circle were actively engaged in categorizing and investigating the range of styles represented in European Art, and his collecting reflects ideas debated in the French Academy. We will review foundational texts about looking at works of art and consider the role of connoisseurship as presented in The Orléans Collection.

  • Celebration in the Oaks Run/Walk

    ActivitiesCelebration in the Oaks

    This event takes place on the southside of the Park 2pm to 5pm. This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the City Park Board Room in the Administration Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Classes with NOMA Curators

    ActivitiesArt

    Interested in taking a closer look at NOMA’s collections? Want to take a deep dive into our special exhibitions? Join NOMA curators as they explore a variety of topics and take you behind the scenes in our new Classes with Curators series. Designed for small groups of no more than twenty students, classes are organized into three parts and are taught by one or more members of our professional staff. This fall the New Orleans Museum of Art presents "The Orléans Collection", an exhibition reuniting masterpieces of European Art from the collection of our city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans. In conjunction with this landmark exhibition, Classes with Curators will explore the origins of Philippe II’s collection, connoisseurship and art viewing in early eighteenth-century Paris, and the role of the Palais-Royal in communicating ideas about art. Please contact education@noma.org for more information.

    "Looking at Art in Eighteenth-Century Paris: Curators, Collectors, and Connoisseurs"
    Vanessa Schmid, Senior Research Curator for European Art - Kelsey Brosnan, Doris Zemurray Stone Curatorial Fellow for European Art

    December 11 | Session III: Reimagining the Palais-Royal
    The final session will consider the cultural, social and political life of Philippe’s Paris residence, the Palais-Royal. We will consider how the display of works of art communicates ideas and how installation and design can evoke a sense of place.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome. Meet in front of the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue. For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

    More Information
  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesKid Friendly

    A new ‘class’ for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Join us for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this!
    Where: Under the Enrique Alférez Oak; enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue)
    When: 3rd Wednesday of each month Price:$3/child; adult chaperone required at no cost
    Details: -Bring a blanket to sit on  -Pre-registration is encouraged not required -To register or for more details contact Lindsay at nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Attraction Hours

    Activities

    Due to the holidays, some buildings and attractions may have abbreviated hours. Always call the Visitor center ahead of time to be sure. (504) 483-9402
    Hours listed below are open times unless it states closed. Email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for info on specific street closures.
    City Putt: closed
    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park: closed
    Golf: South clubhouse: 7am to 5:30pm, North clubhouse & Driving range: 7am to 5:30pm
    New Orleans Botanical Garden: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Visitor Center: closed
    Tennis Complex: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Wheel Fun Rentals: 10am to sunset
    Administration Building: closed

  • Attraction Hours

    Activities

    Due to the holidays, some buildings and attractions may have abbreviated hours. Always call the Visitor center ahead of time to be sure. (504) 483-9402
    Hours listed below are open times unless it states closed. Email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for info on specific street closures.
    City Putt: CLOSED
    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park: open for Celebration in the Oaks only
    Golf: South clubhouse: closed, North clubhouse & Driving range: closed
    New Orleans Botanical Garden: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Visitor Center: closed
    Tennis Complex: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Wheel Fun Rentals:  closed
    Administration Building: closed

    Celebration in the Oaks - open tonight. Hit More Information below. 

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  • Scout Island Closed

    Activities

    Due to the Scout Island Scream Park fright festival taking place on Scout Island, Scout Island is closed to the public now through the time it will take to move out the event. Scout Island Scream Park is a seasonal event and more information can be learned on ScoutIslandScreamPark.com. If you have questions, please email Rob at rdeviney@nocp.org.

  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksMusic

    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    -All spirits provided by Republic National Distributing Company.

    Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details on how to become a vendor.

    More Information
  • Scout Island Closed

    Activities

    Due to the Scout Island Scream Park fright festival taking place on Scout Island, Scout Island is closed to the public now through the time it will take to move out the event. Scout Island Scream Park is a seasonal event and more information can be learned on ScoutIslandScreamPark.com. If you have questions, please email Rob at rdeviney@nocp.org.

  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksMusic

    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    -All spirits provided by Republic National Distributing Company.

    Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details on how to become a vendor.

    More Information
  • Purple Run

    Activities

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at Roosevelt Mall. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome. Meet in front of the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue. For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

    More Information
  • Scout Island Closed

    Activities

    Due to the Scout Island Scream Park fright festival taking place on Scout Island, Scout Island is closed to the public now through the time it will take to move out the event. Scout Island Scream Park is a seasonal event and more information can be learned on ScoutIslandScreamPark.com. If you have questions, please email Rob at rdeviney@nocp.org.

  • Celebration in the Oaks Family Party

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    This event takes place in Carousel Gardens. Join us in celebrating the start of the season! This is a party for the whole family and the whole family will have a blast! Tickets for this event tend to sell out before the event. Don't wait to get yours. Only a certain number of tickets will be sold, and once sold out, no tickets will be sold at the door.

    Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own Celebration in the Oaks Party and – bonus! – mom and dad can enjoy this family experience without lifting a finger. Your little ones will feel like the kings and queens of the ball at this fun-filled party. Star Wars Storm Troopers & Jedis, Frozen characters, a Christmas Tree Stilt Walker, and an Elf Juggler - AND SO MUCH MORE! 

    More Information
  • Turkey Day Race

    Activities

    This event takes place at Roosevelt Mall. This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.