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Top Six highlights of 2019

We believe a clean, safe and active public Park is essential to a healthy, thriving community, and we need your support to keep City Park growing!

The Park receives minimal public funds to maintain its 1,300 acres. 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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Celebration in the Oaks 2019

With more than a million dazzling lights and breathtaking displays, Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans City Park is an annual holiday tradition for families in the Crescent City and across the country. Friends and families can kick off the 33rd annual opening with an early glimpse of the stunning holiday displays at one of three Celebration in the Oaks preview parties. Tickets for all events are on sale now at CelebrationInTheOaks.com.<...

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New Orleans City Park Named One of the Best Urban Parks in America

This month Travel Trivia compiled The 6 Best Urban Parks in the U.S. New Orleans City Park is proud to be named one of six ‘best urban parks’. With its many attractions, events, and open green spaces, City Park’s 1300 acres is a dream destination for anyone year-round and is listed as number one on the list.

“Cities offer a number of perks, but access to great natural...

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Bob Becker, City Park CEO, Announces His Retirement in 2020

New Orleans City Park Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robert W. Becker, 72, announced today he will be stepping down from his position upon the selection of his successor, which is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of next year.

Becker, who has served as the head of the Park for nearly two decades, recommended the planning process and the selection of the nationally recognized firm of Ralph Anderson & Associates. The...

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New Kitchen in the Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden unveils its Kitchen in the Garden during the 22nd annual Fall Garden Festival Oct. 5-6. The outdoor kitchen space will be used for classes, culinary demonstrations and special events highlighting garden produce and featuring visiting chefs and instructors.

“The main reason we built this was to increase our educational programming,” Botanical Garden director Paul Soniat says. “There’s so much emphasis now on...

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