What is OPEN in City Park: COVID-19 Updates

With guidance from appropriate governmental authorities New Orleans City Park will open some of its facilities.

Per the city of New Orleans, ordinance number sec.54-501, masks are required to be worn covering the nose and mouth for everyone over the age of 2 years old. Should visitors forget their masks at home, one will be provided for you. Visitors should continue good hygiene by washing their hands frequently and should social distance by putting at least 6 feet of space between themselves and another person. Those who live together may recreate together without social distancing but are still required to wear a mask. Only a person participating in personal recreation, such as running alone, is exempt from wearing a mask. Guests are asked to follow all CDC, state, and city recommended  measures and to stay home if they are sick or have been exposed to Covid-19. Visit this link for more information.

City Park staff will follow appropriate protocols to ensure cleanliness and safety.  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% or less 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. 

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. 

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

Click to see open bathroom information and food in the Park information. 

-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:
- Tennis Complex
: Open Mon.– Thurs. 8am to 9pm 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

Playgrounds and Workout Pods:
- Storyland
: Open Wed. – Sun. 10am to 4:30pm (last entry at 4pm); limited admission; tickets on this link; limited admission
- Other Park playgrounds and work out pods are now open.

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

Plant Sales occur every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am to noon at the Pelican greenhouse.

Couturie Forest is open during daylight hours. 

NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden - open  - click here for details - - contact NOMA with questions

Louisiana Children's Museum - closed- click for details - - contact LCM with questions


-Botanical Garden 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 Sat. – Sun. noon to 7pm (keep in mind if City Putt closes due to rain, the snoball stand will also)

- Filmore in the Oaks: Located inside Bayou Oaks clubhouse; details on this link

- Café Du Monde: open 8am to 8pm 

- Acorn:  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.

The HOPE image was made by photographer Jonathan Ferrara. 



City Park has an outdoor classroom with built-in benches. It's near the Big Lake boathouse and is first come first served (no reservations taken). It's a great place to bring your group!