Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center - New Orleans City Park

Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center


The Oscar J. Tolmas Center is the entrance for Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. It is also a visitor center and a gift shop.  

Visit for information on the Park, attractions, and events. During business hours, visitors may stop in to purchase snacks and drinks as well as use public bathrooms.  

The facility was dedicated to Oscar J. Tolmas, a New Orleans native born in 1920, who formed the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. Mr. Tolmas was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a Veteran of WWII, attorney and real estate developer, but horse racing was his passion. In his last will and testament, he formed the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust to help other tax-exempt charitable organizations with their mission of helping others. His legacy and generosity will live on in the hearts of many.

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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.