Media Kit - New Orleans City Park

Media Kit


Media Contact

For press inquiries, or to be added to the Park’s press list, please email press@nocp.org. For information about commercial film and photo shoots, email permit@nocp.org. For all other inquiries, email Marketing & Communications Manager Keith Claverie at kclaverie@nocp.org. 

 

City Park Facts

  • New Orleans City Park encompasses 1,400 acres  
  • The Park has the largest grove of mature live oaks in the world with the oldest ranging from 600-800 years old  
  • An amusement park, equestrian farm, botanical garden, two football stadiums, two museums, two golf courses, multiple wedding venues, twenty-six tennis courts and countless recreation locations reside in the Park  
  • The Carousel (“Flying Horses”) within Carousel Gardens Amusement Park was built in 1906 with some animal figures dating back to 1885   
  •  In addition to offering an array of recreation and cultural amenities, City Park is committed to preserving natural habitats and biodiversity in the Park
  • The Botanical Garden is home to more than 2,000 varieties of plants 
  • The thirty-acre Couturie Forest has eight distinct ecosystems 
  • Birder’s World Magazine named City Park the best birding spot in New Orleans as 280 bird species have been sighted in the Park 
  • 819 species have been documented through the volunteer efforts of citizen scientists through iNaturalist 
  • Major fundraisers include Lark in the Park, Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon, Magic in the Moonlight, Ghosts in the Oaks and Celebration in the Oaks  

 

Mission Statement

The mission of City Park Conservancy is to preserve and improve City Park spaces for recreational, educational, cultural and beautification purposes.

 

About City Park

City Park Conservancy is the 501(c)3 that operates the day-to-day care of City Park, in partnership with the City Park Improvement Association, and oversees programming, fundraising, and membership management of the 1,300-acre Park. For over 170 years, City Park has provided access to abundant natural and cultural resources to residents of the region and visitors from around the world. The Park’s 1,300 acres make it one of the largest urban parks in the United States. City Park is a popular place to fish on the bayou, picnic, experience safe outdoor play, or engage in athletic pursuits—as evidenced by more than 3.2 million unique visits each year. The Park’s annual operating budget is largely derived from self-generated activities, often weather dependent. The COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida, which significantly affected revenue-generating facilities due to restriction closures, highlighted the vital importance of diversifying revenue streams. Through these challenges, the Park’s walking trails, urban forest, and open spaces continue to be a respite to the public. To learn more about the Park and to contribute to help maintain its greenspaces and community programs, visit NewOrleansCityPark.org.

 

City Park Conservancy Logo

Every effort should be made to use the Primary logo. The Horizontal or Stacked logo versions should be used when the Primary logo isn’t suitable due to space restrictions. Any specific branding questions or requests should be sent to Marketing & Communications Manager Keith Claverie at kclaverie@nocp.org. 

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Due to a special event at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), on Friday, December 2, the inbound entrance to Lelong Drive into City Park by the NOMA will be closed from 7AM to 7PM, in addition to surrounding streets, including Enrique Alferez Drive and Collins Diboll Circle.  For Celebration in the Oaks entrance impact, click here: Maps & Directions – Celebration in the Oaks.