Posts tagged with '2016'




We would like to extend a very special thank you to the more than 150 people who attended the first workshop held on Saturday, October 15th. Participants shared dozens of ideas related to the use of Park land in the are generally bounded by Scout Island, I-10, Wisner Avenue, and Harrison Avenue.

Our team of landscape architects will now develop concept plans from the first workshop...

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City Park Employees at Water Palooza

Our GIS Technician/Construction Manger Assitant Liz and our Volunteer Manager Tyler are spending the day at Water Palooza in New Orleans East. They are promoting education outreach to bring about awareness of the New Orleans City Park lagoon system and native & invasive species in or around the Park lagoons. Great job y'all!

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Return of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament

After nearly two decades the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament is returning to New Orleans City Park. Considered to be the finest tennis facility in the state, the event will be played at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament is sanctioned by the United State Tennis Association and is expected to draw top players, 14 to 18 years old, from around the nine states of the Southern Section....

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Merit Award from the AIA Gulf States Region

This article is reblogged. To read the ariginal article, please click here.

The LOOP Pavilion, designed and fabricated by City Center, has won a Merit Award from the AIA Gulf States Region 2016 Honor Awards for exemplary design.

A City Center design/build studio worked with community partner LOOP [Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program] to design and construct a shade pavilion on Scout Island in City Park. LOOP engages urban students in...

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Park and Putt Promotion

WHAT: City Park is proud to announce the parking lot next to the First NBC sponsored City Putt is complete and ready for patrons’ cars! The former site of tennis courts, the parking lot will hold 64 cars. New plaza areas have also been built between the entrance to City Putt and the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn.

We want to thank the visitors who have patiently allowed construction to continue. We are...

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We LOVE our Volunteers!

We LOVE our volunteers! 


Today the International School of Louisiana worked on phase 3 of the NEW Butterfly Garden. 

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New Trees in the Park

80 New Crepe Myrtles Planted in City Park

New Orleans (May 16, 2016)

Wisner Boulevard between Robert E. Lee and Harrison is not the most heavily trafficked section of the Park these days since the Wisner I-610 Overpass has been removed.  If you do travel down Wisner, however, you’ll notice that large crepe myrtles were planted in the neutral ground this week.

In all 80 trees were planted. The...

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48 Hours of Birding (and Other Things): New Orleans

City Park. Photo: Rebecca Ratliff/Dreamstime

This article is reposted in this blog piece. You can view the original post by clicking here. 


Laid-back birding in this urban gem gives "The Big Easy" a new meaning.    

By Karl Mechem April 01, 2016 Popular Stories

New Orleans is known for a lot of things—great food, mild debauchery, streetcars named “Desire”—but it has yet to...

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Bridal Open House in New Orleans City Park

WHAT: More than 160 years in the making, New Orleans City Park invites discerning soon-to-be brides and grooms to a Bridal Open House.

Bridal parties will tour the Pavilion of the Two Sisters, The Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, and the Parkview Terrace. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the staff who will work with you to plan your dream wedding in City Park. You’ll hear about the catering...

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June Under the Moon

WHAT: No one will want to miss this event. The June Under the Moon party will be a blast. Tell all your friends to meet you at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park in New Orleans City Park for all the rides you can handle for one low price. Oh, and your beer's included in the price! You’ll leave with prizes and give-a-ways, too. There will also be delicious food (some included in...

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Keeping the Oak Trees Safe

With grant funding, bollards are being installed on the south side of Harrison Avenue between Wisner and the roundabout.  The bollards will protect adjacent oaks by keeping cars from parking on top of the tree roots.  We have built a small parking lot off Harrison for patrons to use and encourage others to enter that area of the Park by parking in the Pan American parking lot.

Tree Facts * A...

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A New Shade Covering at the Playground

In August of 2015, New Orleans City Park cut the ribbon on a new playground at the already popular Festival Grounds. Located between Christian Brothers School and the Reunion Shelter on Friedrichs Avenue, the playground sits inside a paved concrete circle. It is that circular shape that lent its geometric details to the playgrounds name: Sir Cumference.

The Sir Cumference playground includes climbing areas, monkey bars, a slide, balance beams, and musical instruments...

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New Orleans City Park Earth Day 2016

WHAT: Earth Day promises to be a great event!  Celebrate living a ‘green life’ with your friends in City Park. The event will take place along Victory Avenue on the plaza in front of the Oscar J. Tolmas Center.

Receive information on living a sustainable way of life from local businesses and non-profit organizations that contribute to a greener lifestyle.

Bring the kids! Have the kids participate...

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China Lights in City Park Postponed Due to Rain (4/1/16)

China Lights in City Park Postponed Due to Rain (4/1/16)

New Orleans (April 1, 2016)

WHAT: Due to impending inclement weather passing through New Orleans, China Lights will not be open tonight, April 1, 2016.

Already have a ticket for tonight? No problem! China Lights tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.<...

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Weir (noun \ˈwer, ˈwir\) :

Weir (noun \ˈwer, ˈwir\) : a low wall or dam built across a stream or river to raise the level of the water or to change the direction of its flow

Whether you call it a dam or a weir, City Park is getting a new one at the Park on Zachary Taylor Drive. 

So what, who cares, you say? 

It’s actually a...

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FREE Zumba Classes at City Park

WHAT: Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat!

WHEN:    ...

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China Lights

More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures  fill the Botanical Garden.  We’ll have 100s of lanterns to delight you at every turn. Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Or a three-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point in the garden. Plus dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in...

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