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The Singing Oak

The Singing Oak

Welcome to New Orleans City Park’s first blog! We hope you’ll enjoy the photos and stories and that you’ll visit the Park soon.

City Park’s Singing Oak is one of the many unexpected delights visitors stumble upon when exploring the park. This large oak tree, which sits adjacent to Big Lake near the intersection of Wisner and Lelong in the John S. McIlhenny Meadow, is strung with a set of wind chimes that ring a pentatonic (five notes per octave) scale. This musical art installation was designed by artist Jim Hart, and is proof positive that there’s always music in the air in New Orleans! Fun fact: one of the chimes in the Singing Oak is 14-feet long.

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