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Posts from April 2021

Earth Day: Celebrate with City Park

In City Park, every day is Earth Day. We have such admiration and appreciation for the beauty of the ancient live oaks, greenspace, and animals. Each visitor has a story or memory to share of their unique experience within our shared outdoor oasis. We are each a steward of nature and appreciate everyone who helps us keep the Park clean, healthy, and beautiful for future generations.

In addition to offering an array of recreation and cultural amenities, City Park is committed to preserving natural habitats and biodiversity in the Park. The Botanical Garden is home to more than 2,000 varieties of plants, the thirty-acre Couturie Forest has eight distinct ecosystems, Birder's World Magazine named City Park the best birding spot in New Orleans as 280 bird species have been sighted in the Park, and 819 species have been documented through the volunteer efforts of citizen scientists.
Celebrate Earth Day with us on Wednesday, April 21 in the New Orleans Botanical Garden from 5pm – 7:30pm. Admission is free for Louisiana residents.

Join Us For:
• Guidance on leading a more environmentally responsible lifestyle.
•  Local businesses and non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental protection, improvement, and education.

Participating Partners:
- The Bug Lady - Linda Auld - Butterfly Garden
- City of New Orleans - Updates on the - Lakeview - City Park Hazard Mitigation Project
- Sewerage and Water Board Stormwater - Division Environmental Group
- Louisiana Master Naturalist of Greater New Orleans
- New Orleans City Park Green Initiatives
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- Home Compost Workshops by CompostNOW

In addition, our Evenings with Enrique event will be occurring in the Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture GARDEN featuring live Latin music, as well as delicious food from Chef Pat White in our Outdoor Kitchen, with refreshing Garden Mojitos!

Sign up today for one of our Earth Day Activities: Compost with Confidence Earth Day Workshop

City Park App: OuterSpatial

New Orleans City Park is proud to announce its first mobile app to help facilitate safe outdoor wellness and recreation. This exciting new project is funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, and gives the Park an opportunity to engage more with Park users. To promote health and wellness in the Park, we have partnered with OuterSpatial, an app that’s free to download and easy to use as a  guide to find all of your favorite City Park outdoor activities- trails, points of interest, outings, and more.

The Outer Spatial app provides maps of Park trails and routes, and features other wellness and recreation information relevant to visitor needs. Trails are for multiple fitness levels.  Routes are sorted by distance and duration set for walking and running. You can locate yourself on the map, or help others find you, while you're out on the trails, because the app works even when you are offline.

"With the help of this grant, City Park can allocate resources toward health and wellness as we adjust to a new normal of Covid-19 life. The Park’s short-term goal is to open the line of communication between City Park and the community strictly about health and recreation through the app. The Park’s long-term goal is to use the information gathered to organize a scalable wellness program in the future and improve our trial systems throughout the Park,” says Liz Lowe, GIS Specialist for New Orleans City Park.

Explore the thirteen hundred acres of outdoor oasis and discover 24 miles of walking trails through our urban forest. Nature comforts and nature inspires. Get outside yourself. Get to City Park.

Download the App Today: 



Download the User Guide here to help you navigate the App and find New Orleans City Park!