What is OPEN in City Park: COVID-19 Updates

With guidance from appropriate governmental authorities New Orleans City Park will begin Phase I by opening some of its facilities.

City Park staff will follow appropriate protocols to ensure cleanliness and safety. Guests are asked to follow CDC, state, and city recommended social distance measures and to stay home if they are sick or have been exposed to Covid-19. Capacity at each attraction will be limited. For the safety of our staff, tickets will be sold online at NewOrleansCityPark.com. Bathrooms outside open attractions will remain closed.

Guests should always check neworleanscitypark.com for the latest information as things can change without warning.

For open facilities, there are no time-tickets. Currently, admission is limited. Only 25% occupancy will be allowed in at a time.  Purchase a ticket then line up following the stickers on the sidewalk outside the facility. As someone leaves someone new can enter. We ask people to wear masks but are not requiring it. 

City Park’s open spaces are accessible for passive solitary recreation use only. Most facilities and all bathrooms, playgrounds, work-out equipment areas are closed.

Social Distancing during Passive Solitary Recreation or in open facilities: remain 6+ feet away from another person. We ask guests to please wear masks.

Examples of Passive Solitary Recreation: walking a dog, walking, running, biking

No group activities are allowed. All dogs must be on a leash per the law. No contact sports are allowed even on rented fields.

Attractions and Facilities:
- Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center:
Wed. 10am to 8pm and Thurs. – Sun. 10am to 4:30pm; 5 Victory Avenue

-NOLA City Bark: Open daily 5:30am - 9pm (Exception: Dog Park is closed on Tuesdays until 1pm for weekly maintenance); limited admission; get details on this link

Non-Contact Sports:
- City Park/Pepsi Tennis Complex
: Open Mon.– Thurs. 8am to 7pm and Fri.– Sun. 8am to 6pm; reservations made over the phone at (504) 483-9383; limited admission

- City Putt Mini Golf: Open Wed.- Fri. 3pm to 10pm and Sat. & Sun. noon to 10pm; last rental is 1 hour before close; purchase tickets on this link; limited admission

- Bayou Oaks: Open Mon.– Fri. 7am to dark and Sat. & Sun. 6am to dark; clubhouse will close each day at 7pm; reservations made on CityParkGolf.com; limited admission

- Sports Fields: Fields are available for rent for non-contact sports only; to rent a field contact Denise at djoubert@nocp.org

- Wheel Fun boat and bike rentals on Big Lake: Open Mon.-Fri. 10am to sunset and Sat. & Sun. 9am to sunset; details on this link; limited admission

- Storyland
: Open Wed. – Sun. 10am to 4:30pm (last entry at 4pm); limited admission; tickets on this link; limited admission
- Other Park playgrounds will open over time and will be announced on Park website and social media.

New Orleans Botanical Garden:
- Open Wed. 10am to 8pm and Thurs.- Sun. 10am to 4:30pm; Wednesday is free entry for LA residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation; purchase tickets on this link; limited admission

Couturie Forest is open during daylight hours. 

NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden - open  - click here for details

Louisiana Children's Museum - open - click for details


-Botanical Garden Brunch and extended Wednesdays: Located in the Botanical Garden; Click here for details. 
- Snoballs: Located on the plaza between the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and City Putt; open Wed. – Sun. noon to 7pm

- Filmore in the Oaks: Located inside Bayou Oaks clubhouse; Open Mon. – Fri. 10am to 7pm and Sat. & Sun. 8am to 7pm, take-away only

- Café Du Monde: Open 7 days week, 8am to 8pm, take-away only

- Acorn: Open Thurs. & Fri 11:30am and Sat. & Sun. 11am to 8pm; take-away and outdoor seating; order by phone or online: 504-218-5213 or acornnola.com

If an attraction or facilities is not mentioned above it remains closed.
Events remain canceled until further notice.
Public bathrooms outside open facilities are closed.

New Orleans Museum of Art - Will open July 8th - contact NOMA with questions

Bayou Oaks Golf Complex information



The Peristyle, a magnificent Neo-Classical pavilion with Ionic columns, is one of City Park's oldest structures. It was built in 1907 and originally designed as a platform for dancing.