Help ensure the enduring legacy of New Orleans City Park.

For over 170 years, New Orleans City Park has provided access to abundant natural and cultural resources to residents of the region and tourists from around the world. Park’s are vital to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being and City Park continues to be a respite for our community.

With thirteen hundred acres of urban forest and 24 miles of walking trails – it’s at the heart of New Orleans and it’s accessible to all – City Park is the people’s Park. Our ability to care for the Park’s historic oaks, beautiful gardens, family-friendly playgrounds, nature trails, cultural and recreational amenities, is dependent on individuals just like you.

City Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 federal nonprofit [tax I.D. 88-1187560]. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information on how you can support City Park or if you have questions on making a donation, please contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at 504-483-9360 or by emailing cduplechain@nocp.org

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The Oak Tree Circle is the annual philanthropic giving circle of New Orleans City Park.  The giving circle celebrates individual donors making annual gifts of $1,000 or more to further City Park’s mission.

An exceptional community of individuals, Oak Tree Circle members are united by a determination to ease the burden of the annual costs tied to Park operations, improvements and beautification. Our goal is to provide meaningful experiences to recognize and engage such distinguished and generous support.

With five giving levels ranging from $1,000 to $25,000+, the Oak Tree Circle provides a variety of rewarding benefits such as

• Exclusive members-only invitations and tours
• Premier recognition
• Friends of City Park membership
• Tickets to annual appreciation events

By making a $1,000 + donation today, you will become a part of this giving cirlce and City Park staff will be in touch! 

For more information and how you can join, please contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at 504-483-9360 or by emailing cduplechain@nocp.org.

"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."
-- Chinese Proverb

Sponsor a Tree
Add a little more life to City Park by sponsoring a tree. Thanks to generous sponsors, more than 6,500 trees have been planted in City Park over the past several years. 

In return for your donation, you receive:
• A tree planted in the Park (Locations for plantings cannot be specified. Wherever you see trees in the Park, you will know that yours are among them.)
• Recognition on a donor wall in the Casino Building

To sponsor your very own tree in City Park, contact our Development Associate, Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org.

Sponsor a Bench
City Park is one mile wide and three miles long. With so much ground to cover, we believe you can never have too many places to rest your legs. If you want to sponsor a bench, the park has two styles of benches throughout its 1,300 acres: a concrete Works Progress Administration era bench and a newer steel model. Your donation comes with a 4x8 inch plaque that is mounted at the foot of each bench.

To sponsor your very own bench in City Park, contact our Development Associate, Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org.

PLANNED GIVING | City Park Legacy 
The first one hundred acres, that would one day become the 1,300 acres of City Park, were left to the City of New Orleans in a will. The impact of your charitable bequest can start now and help grow City Park for years to come.

City Park Legacy acknowledges those who have made a legacy gift to the Park. To learn more about becoming a part of City Park Legacy, please visit the Park’s Planned Giving Website found here

Already made a commitment? Please submit the City Park Legacy form found here.

If you have questions about planned giving, please email development@nocp.org.

Tributes and Memorials

There’s no better way to honor a loved one than with a donation to City Park. Beneficiaries of donations will receive a special letter acknowledging the donor's gift in their honor or memory. While these donations contribute to the daily operations of the Park, additional tribute and memorial opportunities exist in the form of sponsoring trees and benches.
You can make a tribute or memorial donation online or by mailing your gift to:

New Orleans City Park
Attn: Development
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Please be sure to indicate the person in whose honor the gift is being made and include their mailing address.

If you have questions about an in honor/memorial donation, please contact Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a matching gift policy, request a matching gift form and send it completed and signed along with your gift and we’ll do the rest. Your charitable impact may be doubled or even tripled.

Send your donation and matching gift form to:

New Orleans City Park
Attn: Development
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

If you have questions about a matching gift, please contact Chenita at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org

Other items

Other items in City Park are also available for sponsorship including picnic tables and bridges. Our Development Associate, Chenita, would love to speak with you about your particular sponsorship ideas. If you have questions about sponsorships, please contact her at (504) 483-9382 or cpickett-amos@nocp.org



Mexico-born sculptor Enrique "Ricky" Alferez was the creative lead on the 1930's WPA work in City Park. His Art Deco bas-relief works and sculpture is scattered throughout the park.