Friends of City Park

Dedicated to preserving and improving City Park

No one can do it alone, and New Orleans City Park is no exception. Established in 1979, Friends of City Park is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of  natural beauty, culture and education for the public.

Over the past 35 years, Friends of City Park has raised money to assist in new projects and refurbish many beloved park attractions including the Historic Wooden Carousel, Botanical Garden, Peristyle, Storyland and Popp Fountain. Friends of City Park sustains its efforts from its robust membership program that offers benefits to Friends' members. Without the support of individuals like you, City Park would not be what it is today. New Orleans City Park is your park, your memories!

Your Park, Your Perks!

Enjoy the many perks of a Friends of City Park membership and know that you are helping to maintain and enhance City Park’s  natural beauty and recreation.

Friends’ members enjoy 12 full months of fun and savings in New Orleans best family-fun destinations.  Join Friends of City Park today.

MEMBERSHIP PERKS 

A Friends of City Park Membership offers City Park patrons the following exclusive perks:

Free unlimited admission to:
Celebration in the Oaks
Storyland
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park*
Botanical Garden (does not include special events)
Spring Garden Show & Fall Garden Festival
Friends' Fest

Discounts on:
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park*
  10% off amusement park rides pass
City Putt
  $2 off City Putt
Boat/Bike rentals at Big Lake
  20% off boat/bike rentals
City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center
  10% off court rental & city park merchandise
Golf at the North Course
  $5 off large bucket of balls
NOLA City Bark
  $5 off dog park permit
Equest Farms
  10% off individual riding lessons
Morning Call
  10% discount on purchases
Parker’s Café in the Amusement Park
  10% discount on purchases
Friends’ annual special events

* Please note: a Friends of City Park Membership does not include rides. For information on an Amusement Park Season Pass click here.

Membership Levels 
(Click on any membership to join.  All online membership sales are assessed a $1 convenience fee.)

Senior:
Perks for one named adult over 65. - $35.00

Individual:
Perks for one named adult. - $40.00

Individual Plus:
Perks for two named adults living at the same address or one named adult and one guest. - $50.00

Family:
Perks for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18.  - $65.00

Benefactor:
Perks for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18. This membership includes babysitter privileges. - $125.00

Patron:
Perks for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18. This membership includes babysitter privileges, two Ghosts in the Oaks tickets, and one additional “Celebration in the Oaks” guest. - $250.00

Park Ambassador:
Perks for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18. This membership includes babysitter privileges, four Ghosts in the Oaks tickets, and two additional “Celebration in the Oaks” guests. - $500.00

Join Now 

Click here to purchase or renew your Friends of City Park Membership.

Memberships can also be purchased at the administration office at 1 Palm Drive NOLA 70124 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. 

For more information, e-mail friends@friendsofcitypark.com or call (504) 483-9376.

FRIENDS OF CITY PARK FUNDRAISERS

City Park raises 85% of its operating budget which leaves little to no resources for park capital improvements. Friends of City Park holds three major fundraisers a year to assist in generating funds for these improvements: 

Lark in the Park
The premier fundraiser of Friends of City Park hosts over 900 guests in the New Orleans Botanical Garden and Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park under the ancient live oak trees. Local live music acts entertain the crowd from 8pm – 11pm as they sip on specialty cocktails and sample delectable dishes from over 40 of New Orleans best restaurants.

Martini Madness
The nightlife of New Orleans surrounded by the beauty of City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain give Martini Madness an edge on other fundraising events aimed at the young professional crowd and young at heart. With over 750 guests gathered to sample 30 of the most daring martinis and eat delicious cuisine from New Orleans restaurants, it is a blast waiting to happen

Ghosts in the Oaks (2 nights!)
This family friendly fundraiser takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland at City Park on a Friday and Saturday during an October weekend. Children and adults of all ages, dress in their Halloween best for unlimited rides, air-brush face painting, arts and crafts, balloon animals, a pumpkin patch, and trick-or-treating!

OTHER FRIENDS EVENTS

Friends' Fest
We love our members! This annual membership appreciation event is held the second to last Wednesday in July.   The evening is an exclusive night in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland for Friends of City Park members.  Festivities include free admission, free rides, free treats, and live performers. City Park concessions are also open for sale during the event.

City Peek Tours
Do you want the inside scoop? Friends of City Park hosts a trio of Behind the Scenes Tours with 'City Peek'. Enjoy a hiking tour in Couturie Forest and Arboretum or a magical in depth look at the New Orleans Botanical Garden or learn all about the historic antique wooden carousel.  All tours are open to current members and are held in the Spring/Summer annually.

Visit the Friends of City Park website for more information.

**The mission of Friends of City Park is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of natural beauty, culture, recreation, and education for the public. All monies raised by Friends of City Park (FOCP) will be used for the capital needs of City Park at the discretion of the FOCP Executive Board. FOCP is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a registered charity with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office.

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

Getting to City Park from the French Quarter: We are located less than 10 minutes by cab or car. Or, take the scenic route: the Canal streetcar (be sure to hop on the one marked ìCity Parkî) delivers you to the entrance of City Park at Esplanade Ave.