Your support is more important than ever.

City Park is here for you. Now, more so than ever, parks are vital to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our team is on the ground ensuring we continue to take care of the Park so that it remains beautiful and magical.

You matter to us. The Park is one of the region’s treasures - it is the people’s Park. Help us keep the Park clean and vibrant.

City Park is independently self-funded, generating 90% of its own revenue. Our ability to care for the Park’s historic oaks, beautiful gardens, family-friendly playgrounds, nature trails, golf courses, tennis courts, fountains, festival grounds, and pavilions is dependent on individuals just like you.

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For more information on how you can support City Park or if you have questions on making a donation, please contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at 504-483-9360 or by emailing cduplechain@nocp.org

"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."
-- Chinese Proverb

Sponsor a Tree
Add a little more life to City Park by sponsoring a tree. Thanks to generous sponsors, more than 6,500 trees have been planted in City Park over the past several years. 

In return for your donation, you receive:
• A tree planted in the Park
• Maintenance of your tree for one year, including watering. (Note: after the first year, the tree takes care of itself!)
• Recognition on a donor wall in the Casino Building
• A tax deduction as allowed by law

To sponsor your very own tree in City Park, contact our Development Associate, Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org.

Sponsor a Bench
City Park is one mile wide and three miles long. With so much ground to cover, we believe you can never have too many places to rest your legs. If you want to sponsor a bench, the park has two styles of benches throughout its 1,300 acres: a concrete Works Progress Administration era bench and a newer steel model. Your donation comes with a 4x8 inch plaque that is mounted at the foot of each bench.

To sponsor your very own bench in City Park, contact our Development Associate, Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org.

PLANNED GIVING | The McDonogh Society 
The first one hundred acres, that would one day become the 1,300 acres of City Park, were left to the City of New Orleans in a will. The impact of your charitable bequest can start now and help grow City Park for years to come.

New Orleans City Park was founded 160 years ago in 1854, with a legacy gift from philanthropist John McDonogh. The McDonogh Society acknowledges those who have made a legacy gift to the Park.

To learn more about leaving a legacy and becoming a part of the McDonogh Society please visit the Park’s Planned Giving Website found here

Information on making a legacy gift to the Park through your will, can be found here.

Already made a commitment? Please submit the McDonogh Society form found here.

If you have questions about planned giving, please email development@nocp.org.

Tributes and Memorials

There’s no better way to honor a loved one than with a donation to City Park. Beneficiaries of donations will receive a special letter acknowledging the donor's gift in their honor or memory. While these donations contribute to the daily operations of the Park, additional tribute and memorial opportunities exist in the form of sponsoring trees and benches.
You can make a tribute or memorial donation online or by mailing your gift to:

New Orleans City Park
Attn: Development
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Please be sure to indicate the person in whose honor the gift is being made and include their mailing address.

If you have questions about an in honor/memorial donation, please contact Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a matching gift policy, request a matching gift form and send it completed and signed along with your gift and we’ll do the rest. Your charitable impact may be doubled or even tripled.

Send your donation and matching gift form to:

New Orleans City Park
Attn: Development
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

If you have questions about a matching gift, please contact Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org

Other items

Other items in City Park are also available for sponsorship including picnic tables and bridges. Our Development Associate, Chenita, would love to speak with you about your particular sponsorship ideas. If you have questions about sponsorships, please contact her at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org


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The park has 10 varieties of oak tree within its 1300 acres: Live Oak, Cherrybark, Cow, Nutall, Overcup, Post, Shumard, Water, White, and Willow.