So the bees have a place to bee

While you’re walking or driving in the Park – have you noticed some fields with small, yellow, seemingly-wild flowers? We’re leaving them to grow for a while on purpose so the bees have a place to bee (get it, get it?). 

Click here to learn about 5 ways you can help the bees! 

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Volunteering – even in the rain!

New Orleans City Park is so blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers! But a great urban Park doesn’t run itself. Our volunteers are essential to the day-to-day operation of City Park. When you volunteer your time as an individual or as part of a group, it is one of the most valuable contributions you can make to City Park, and you are building a better, stronger park for all of our visitors to enjoy.

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These are volunteers from Virginia Commonwealth University. They are in New Orleans volunteering for 4 days. Thanks so much!

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If you have bamboo in your yard, you know how it can grow quickly and wildly. This team from Florida State University tackled the bamboo that lines the back of the parking lot behind the Administration building. And they did their work in the rain! Thanks so much y’all!

Interested in volunteering? We have countless ways for you to get involved and help us grow! Check out our Volunteer page on our website!

A BIG thanks to ALL of our many volunteers!

800 years old and stlll lookin’ good!

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At approximately 800 years old the oldest tree in New Orleans City Park is the McDonogh Oak. Just think of all this tree has seen over time! 

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You can find the McDonogh Oak in the Park’s Old Grove. The Old Grove is home to many of the Park’s oldest trees. The tree has wooden ‘crutches’ holding up the long old branches. There is also a plaque near the bottom of the tree trunk.  The Park’s Old Grove is the strip of land between City Park Avenue and Bayou Metairie. The Old Grove is higher-ground than much of the Park and surrounding neighborhood due to Bayou Metairie overflowing and receding so often over time (leaving behind sediment that has accumulated). The Old Grove did not sit in water during Hurricane Katrina. This is why so many of these particular trees survived the flooding from hurricane Katrina. 

In 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the Park lost more than 2,000 trees on its 1300 acres. The 5,000th tree since Hurricane Katrina was planted in New Orleans City Park on December 5, 2012.

 

“The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pelicans LOVE City Park!

You know we at City Park LOVE our Brown Pelicans!


Here’s a great video of a pelican re-learning to fly and you get to see him doing it! Have you seen pelicans flying around City Park?

You can visit the pelican below at City Putt in City Park! Come play mini golf today!

City Park’s newest attraction is a ball! City Putt is a 36-hole mini golf complex with two courses: the Louisiana Course highlights cultural themes and cities from around the state; the New Orleans Course showcases streets and iconic themes from around the city, with signs detailing the city’s historic sites at each hole. City Putt is 100 percent ADA accessible and located on Victory Drive across from the entrance to Carousel Gardens, Storyland and the Botanical Garden.

  • Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday: 10am to 10pm (last rental at 9pm)
    Monday: only open for corporate/private events
    Friday & Saturday: 10am to midnight (last rental at 11pm)