What is a friend?

What is a Friend? 

Typically a friend is someone who has a mutual bond and supports another through good times and bad times. 

Friends of City Park and New Orleans City Park have shared that special bond since 1979.  Since that time the Friends organization has raised millions of dollars for many City Park capital improvements. Some of the donations have recently gone towards renovation of the Peristyle and helped construct the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain. Most recently Friends of City Park has helped City Putt open – and man, is it a popular place!

Did you know: The first project Friends of City Park embarked upon was raising funds to hire the first ever New Orleans Botanical Garden Director, Paul Soniat, and to construct a fence around the Botanical Garden. That same fence still stands and Paul is still with the Park today!

Rodney Thoulion

Executive Director of Friends of City Park


Image Pictured is the sign at the start of the Friends of City Park sponsored hole at City Putt.