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Start Composting with Compost NOW

Compost NOW (New Orleans Waste) began collecting food scraps at City Park's Reunion Shelter in August 2020. It is one of several Compost NOW collection sites around the city where local residents can drop off their frozen food scraps (no meat, no bones, no dairy, no oily foods). 

Since begining collection in City Park six months ago, Compost NOW has diverted over four-and-a-half tons of food waste (9300 pounds) from the landfill...

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Floats in the Oaks

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As New Orleanians, we know parades may be canceled, but Mardi Gras isn’t.

Rob DeViney, Captain of the Krewe of Argus and Chief Operating Officer of New Orleans City Park, and City Park staff first began discussing the possibility of a drive-through Mardi Gras themed fundraiser soon after Mayor Cantrell’s call for alternative ideas to the traditional Mardi Gras parades canceled this year due to the pandemic.

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NEW CEO ||  City Park names New CEO, Cara Lambright

City Park Names Cara Lambright New CEO

Lambright to Assume New Role Starting in February, Long-time CEO Dr. Robert W. Becker to Retire

Following an extensive national search, the New Orleans City Park Board of Directors announced today that Cara Lambright will become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 167-year-old park starting this February. Lambright comes to City Park from Memorial Park Conservancy in Houston. She will fill...

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We Love Our Volunteers

We ❤️ our volunteers! Volunteers from the Jefferson Parish Youth Council (JPYC) helped City Park staff to take down Celebration in the Oaks Christmas trees, lights, and ornaments from the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park last Saturday.  One of City Park's annual volunteer projects is to completely strip these leftover trees from Celebration in the Oaks and reuse them in a conservation project.  This year, City Park is partnering with the Louisiana Department...

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation Fund New City Park Project

New Orleans City Park and Friends of City Park are proud to announce the development of its first community engagement digital mobile application to help facilitate safe outdoor recreation made possible by a $15,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. City Park is excited to begin development of this new project giving the Park an opportunity to engage more with those who are focused on health and wellness through Park...

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