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
- Sports Fields: Fields are available for rent for non-contact sports only; to rent a field contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.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 and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden - open - click here for details - - contact NOMA with questions
Louisiana Children's Museum - open - 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 Wed. – Sun. noon to 8pm (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: 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.
The HOPE image was made by photographer Jonathan Ferrara.