Board Governance

Our current commissioners and board minutes

"One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade."

The City Park Improvement Association (CPIA)is a state agency, that governs New Orleans City Park.

The City Park Board of Commissioners generally meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except August). Meetings begin at 4pm in the City Park Administration Board Room located at 1 Palm Drive (unless otherwise noted). Please call 482-4888 to verify specific meeting dates and locations. 

The board is comprised of 30 members – 5 are appointed and 15 are elected via the nominating committee of the board appointed by:

Lt. Governor
New Orleans City Council
Jefferson Parish Electorate 

Board of Directors:

David Waller, Chair
Emily Arata
Karen Coaxum
Joe Giarrusso
Dessa Giffin
Eugene Green
Noah Hardie
Larry Katz
Myrialis King
Bill LeCorgne
Walt Leger
Robert Lupo
Adam McNeil
Stephen Pate
Lori Savoie
Paul Sterbcow

Self-nominations are accepted. If you wish to nominate someone, or yourself, to serve on the board, send a letter of interest and your Curriculum Vitae to:

Denise Joubert
New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

City Park Improvement Associate Board Minutes: 


May 2022 CPIA Board Minutes

April 2022 CPIA Board Minutes

February 2022 CPIA Board Minutes

January 2022 CPIA Board Minutes

December 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

October 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

September 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

July 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

June 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

May 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

April 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

March 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

February 2021 CPIA Board Minutes

January 2021 CPIA Board Minutes



Locals call the horses on the antique carousel the ìflying horsesî.