Board of Directors

Our current executive leadership and commissioners.

"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."

The City Park Board of Commissioners generally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month except August. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Administration Board Room located at 1 Palm Drive in City Park unless otherwise noted. Please call (504) 482-4888 to verify specific meeting dates and locations.

What is the composition of the Park’s Board of Commissioners?

The board is comprised of 35 members:  12 are appointed and 23 are elected via the nominating committee of the board.  In addition, there are two ex-officio members.

Appointed by:
Governor
Mayor
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House
New Orleans City Council (2)
Friends of City Park (3)
President of the Board of City Park
Jefferson Parish
Chamber of Commerce

Ex-officio:
Past President of the Board of City Park
Botanical Garden Foundation President

Self-nominations are accepted.  If you wish to nominate someone or yourself to serve on the board, send a letter of interest and your Curriculum Vitae to:

Robert W. Becker
New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA   70124

 

In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact George Parker at (504) 483-9359 describing the assistance needed.

Board Of Directors

Ryan Adkerson
Emily Arata
Shon Cowan Baker
Jay Banks
Jay Batt
Richard Cahn
Larry Dale
Karen DeBlieux
Bryan Fitzpatrick
Carro Gardner
Joe Giarrusso
Susan Hess
Michael Hollis
Lawrence Katz
Myrialis King
William LeCorgne
Walter Leger
Rebecca Schultz Lester
Robert Edward Smith Lupo
Paul Masinter
Adam McNeil
Jean Paul “JP” Morrell
Julie Nosser
Stephen Pate
Richard Rodriguez
Mayra Pineda
Lori Savoie
George "Ray" Seamon, Jr.
Cleveland Spears III
Chenier Taylor
Leigh Morgan Thorpe
Guy Williams
Rob Worley
David Waller

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TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

  • Bayou Oaks driving range is open. Everything else is the Park is closed. To volunteer in the Park - we need help wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
  • The garden remains closed until further notice. There will be no plant sales today.
  • @Dnick2776 No. We don’t have electricity and the Park is closed.

CITY PARK FACTS:

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!