Birthday Parties

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We offer various flexible time slots for parties. After reading the below information, we invite you to give us a call or send an email: (504) 483-9458 or tcuellar@nocp.org. And don't forget: birthday parties here are great for kids as well as the kids-at-heart!

Carousel Gardens & Storyland

Carousel Gardens is the perfect place for your child’s next birthday party. We offer fun and affordable parties for children of all ages. You can choose between private access to a single or multiple rides in the park, and have the choice of booking a private party house, indoor or outdoor locations inside Storyland, and/or two beautiful outdoor gazebos.

Parties include:
• Food beverages and fun for 25-50 guests
• 2-hour party time
• Two (2) 6-ft. picnic tables
• Choice of pizza (2 slices per guest), PB&J sandwiches (2 per guest), or chicken tenders that serve 25 people.
• Paper products (plates, cups, napkins, utensils, tablecloths)
• Unlimited water and assorted juices
• Birthday party t-shirt ($10 per shirt; mention size when booking the party)
• No outside food or drink allowed except birthday cake and one fruit, vegetable or sandwich tray.
• Payments must be made in full to secure a date. We accept all major credit cards. Credit card payments accepted over the phone.
• All reservations are final.
• No refunds given for inclement weather unless the amusement park or Storyland is forced to close due to the weather. In case of closing, you will be given the option to reschedule or receive a refund.

Items available for an additional fee:
• Additional pizza, tray of chicken tenders, or PB&J sandwiches
• Coffee service
• Muffin tray
• Ice cream cups

• 6 packs of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Birthday Party Locations:
All houses in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park are indoor and climate controlled party rooms.

Raccoon House Dimensions: 19’ x 15’6” Capacity: 30
The Raccoon House is located next to the kiddie rides in the amusement park. The kiddie rides are for children between 36 and 52 inches tall.

Alligator House Dimensions: 29 x 14’ Capacity; 40
The Alligator House is located inside of birthday party village and is our only party room with a backdoor and private patio. It is located near the Carousel side of birthday village.

Owl House Dimensions: 29’9" x 13’6" Capacity: 40
The Owl House is located in the middle of birthday village, the Alligator House, and the Train.

Pelican House Dimensions: 13’ x 10’10" Capacity: 25
The Pelican House is located toward the Musik Express side of birthday party village and is our most private house in the village.

Carousel Gazebo Dimensions: 16’3" x 13’3" Capacity: 25
The Carousel Gazebo is the largest of our outdoor covered areas in the amusement park and is located across from the Carousel and next to the train.

Schoen Gazebo Dimensions: 12’9" x 11’10" Capacity: 20
The Schoen Gazebo is conveniently located near the front gates to the Carousel Gardens Amusement park for easy set up. It faces the beautiful Hyams Fountain dedicated to the children of New Orleans by Sara Lauinia Hyams.

Single-Ride Parties
We offer single-ride parties located at each of the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park rides. Tables are set up along side your ride of choice for easy access so you can ride as many times as you like without having to leave your party.

Storyland Birthday Party Locations
The Storyland Cottage Dimension: 30’ x 19’ Capacity: 50
The Storyland Cottage is our largest indoor party space and is the only indoor party location in Storyland.

The Cheshire Cat Dimensions: 27’ x 27’4" Capacity: 40
The Cheshire Cat is a decorative gazebo located directly beside the Rocket Ship and behind the Alice in Wonderland House in Storyland. This location offers the most seating out of all our outdoor Storyland areas.

The Pinocchio’s Whale Dimensions: 29’4" x 18’2" Capacity: 35
The Pinocchio’s Whale party area is located between the delightful Whale fountain and the Storyland Castle. Though this area is not covered it is shaded by one of City Park’s historical Live Oaks.

The Storyland Castle Dimensions: 18’7" x 14’6" Capacity: 30
The Storyland Castle is a delightful place to have your son or daughter’s birthday. This covered stone structure located in the middle of Storyland includes electrical outlets, ceiling fans, and easy access to the amusement park.
 

City Putt
Book City Park’s newest attraction for a birthday party! City Putt is New Orleans' one and only mini golf complex. Two private rooms are available for rent, and parties include one 18-hole round of mini golf for up to 25 players.

• Parties include:
• 25 guests
• 2 hours in one party room
• Clubs and balls for up to 25 guests and one 18-hole round of golf on one course
• Two (2) 6-ft. tables
• Choice of pizza (2 slices per guest), PBJ sandwiches (2 per guest), chicken tenders for 25 guests
• Food for additional guests available upon request; speak to a sales team member when you book the party.
• Paper products (plates, cups, napkins, utensils, tablecloths)
• Unlimited water and assorted juices
• Birthday party t-shirt ($10 per shirt; mention size when booking the party)
• No outside food or drink allowed except birthday cake and one fruit, vegetable or sandwich tray
• Payments must be made in full to secure a date. We accept all major credit cards. Credit card payments accepted over the phone.

All reservations are final. No refunds given for inclement weather unless City Putt is forced to close due to the weather. In case of closing, you will be given the option to reschedule or receive a refund.

Please note: there is no food or drink allowed on the City Putt courses. All food and drink must remain in the party room.

Items available for an additional fee:
• Option to play both mini golf courses (36 holes total)
• Additional pizza, tray of chicken tenders, or PBJ sandwiches
• Exclusive use of one course prior to opening to the public (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
• Additional guests/players
• Coffee service
• Muffin tray
• Ice cream cups

• 6 packs of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite 

Parties include:
• 25 guests
• 2 hours in one party room
• Clubs and balls for up to 25 guests and one 18-hole round of golf on one course
• Two (2) 6-ft. tables
• Choice of pizza (2 slices per guest), PBJ sandwiches (2 per guest), chicken tenders for 25 guests
• Food for additional guests available upon request; speak to a sales team member when you book the party.
• Paper products (plates, cups, napkins, utensils, tablecloths)
• Unlimited water and assorted juices
• Birthday party t-shirt ($10 per shirt; mention size when booking the party)
• No outside food or drink allowed except birthday cake and one fruit, vegetable or sandwich tray
• Payments must be made in full to secure a date. We accept all major credit cards. Credit card payments accepted over the phone.

All reservations are final. No refunds given for inclement weather unless City Putt is forced to close due to the weather. In case of closing, you will be given the option to reschedule or receive a refund.

Please note: there is no food or drink allowed on the City Putt courses. All food and drink must remain in the party room.

Items available for an additional fee:
• Option to play both mini golf courses (36 holes total)
• Additional pizza, tray of chicken tenders, or PBJ sandwiches
• Exclusive use of one course prior to opening to the public (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
• Additional guests/players
• Coffee service
• Muffin tray
• Ice cream cups

• 6 packs of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite

Historic New Orleans Train Garden
Celebrate your child’s next birthday surrounded by 1,300 feet of trains and streetcars at the Historic New Orleans Train Garden. Every birthday party adventure includes access to the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park train ride and friendly staff who are on hand to ensure everything stays on track!

After entering through Storyland our birthday attendants will direct you to your outdoor covered birthday shelter in the botanical gardens. From there Train experts will be on site to tell you about the G-scale trains and streetcars in the Historical Train Garden.

Parties include:
• Food, beverages and fun for up to 25 guests
• 90-minute party time
• 25 train ride tickets
• Two (2) 6-ft. picnic tables
• Choice of pizza (2 slices per guest), PB&J sandwiches (2 per guest), or chicken tenders that serves 25 guests.
• Paper products (plates, cups, napkins, utensils, tablecloths)
• Train conductor hat for the birthday child
• Unlimited water and lemonade refills
• No outside food or drink allowed except birthday cake and one fruit, vegetable or sandwich tray
• Payments must be made in full to secure a date. We accept all major credit cards. Credit card payments accepted over the phone.
• All reservations are final.

No refunds given for inclement weather unless the train garden is forced to close due to the weather. In case of closing, you will be given the option to reschedule or receive a refund.

Items available for an additional fee:
• Train tickets for additional guests
• Additional pizza, tray of chicken tenders, or PBJ sandwiches
• Coffee service
• Muffin tray
• Ice cream cups

• 6 packs of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite

Guidelines for Birthday Parties and FAQs

-We believe in safety first. In case of inclement weather some rides may be unable to operate. 

-In the event of a partial or complete closing you will be called in advance and given the option to reschedule. 

-Q) I know the park takes care of the catering for the party, but what can I bring? A) Food and drink options are provided by the park with each party package. You are welcome to bring a birthday cake and a food tray (fruit, vegetable, or sandwich). 

-Q) Will I need to stand by the entrance of the park to greet my guests? A) You can remain at your party location without any worries. We have attendants at every entrance who are given a daily list of parties. They will direct your guests to your party location. 

-Q) How do the unlimited ride bands work? A) The unlimited ride bands bought for a birthday party are good for any child or adult party guest over 36 inches (the height at which kids can begin to enjoy some of the rides alone). The ride band must be securely attached to the wrist. These bands are good for the full day. After the party is over you are welcome to continue enjoying the rides until we close for the day.

-Q) Do Storyland and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park connect to one another? A) Yes, there is an opening near the Fun Slide in Carousel Gardens that leads into Storyland. Admission to either location grants acess to both.

-Q) What if I need extra tables or chairs? A) You are welcome to bring extra tables and chairs for your party as long as they are picked up within 30 minutes of the close of the party.

-Q) Can I come early to decorate? A) Yes, you can come a half hour before your party to setup and decorate and stay a half hour after the party to clean up.

-Q) If my party's at City Putt, can we play both courses? A) Yes, you can play both courses for an extra fee.

-Q) What happens if my party's at City Putt and I have more than 25 people come who want to play mini golf? A) Anyone over the 25 person total can be added for a fee per person regardless of age (this does not include food).

Download the Birthday Party Brochure

Recommended Venues:

Storyland

City Putt

Parkview Terrace

Peristyle

Reunion Shelter

Shelter #1

Carousel Gardens

Botanical Garden

Garden Study Center and Lath House

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

Have you ever noticed the grass bumps running in the median on Lelong Avenue? A greeting for all visitors, this landscaped modern art spells out ìwelcomeî in Braille.