parks and greenspace

City Park announces governance changes ahead of new master planning process

Still struggling from losses due to pandemic-related cancellations and Hurricane Ida damages, City Park is taking a major step in changing its structure. The management of the 170-year-old park, one of the nation’s largest urban greenspaces, has been shifted to a private nonprofit group, City Park Conservancy. The restructured management will be in place in Read More…

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City Park to celebrate 3rd of July with free concert, fireworks

City Park will be celebrating Independence Day early, and with a bang. The Happy 3rd of July event will return to the park on Sunday (July 3). The free celebration on the Great Lawn features a concert and a fireworks display. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the national anthem sung by local artist Read More…

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Earth Day events to clean up City Park, Norman Francis Parkway, Bayou St. John

New Orleans City Park, the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization and the Friends of Bayou St. John are holding cleanup events as part of Love the Boot Week, Keep Louisiana Beautiful‘s statewide litter removal effort, held April 18-24 in conjunction with Earth Day. The Mid-City events are scheduled for Friday, April 22 (Earth Day), and Saturday, April Read More…

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Spring Garden Show is back in City Park’s Botanical Garden

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the premier south Louisiana garden show is back. On Saturday and Sunday (April 2-3), the New Orleans Botanical Garden will, once again, be alive with gardening enthusiasts from all over the Southeast. The two-day event features over 50 vendors exhibiting native and exotic plants as well Read More…

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City Park will soon turn on a million lights for Celebration in the Oaks. Expect some changes to the holiday tradition

The New Orleans holiday family tradition Celebration in the Oaks will turn the lights on beginning Thanksgiving night (Nov. 25), and they will continue to shine through Jan. 2, 2022. City Park’s largest fundraiser has enchanted park visitors since the 1980s and is now considered one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the Read More…

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As City Park picks up the pieces, its attractions are reopening

Hurricane Ida significantly impacted City Park’s celebrated tree canopy, according to park officials. Two weeks after the Category 4 storm made landfall, the park reports strides in addressing fallen trees and removing tons of debris. “Much more work remains,” park officials said in an email to supporters. “We are grateful for the resiliency of this Read More…