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TWEETS FROM THE PARK:
“The free and open space - there’s nothing like being at City Park on a nice day. ”- Ase W.
“Climbing the trees at City Park is an important rite of passage for any true NOLA kid. ”- Melissa R.
“We had great time yesterday at the Park! We will definitely be back soon! ”- Nadra J.
“Can't wait for the day that I can take my grandchild to the place that my parents use to take me...great memories! ”- Jennie O.
“Had fun at the park yesterday...my family and I rented the paddle boats and had a blast!!! ”- Kristi S.
“Everyone I know calls the horses on the Carousel the Flying Horses! ”- Ralph M.
“I played mini golf with my husband there 41 years ago. ”- Peg K.
“Worth seeing! We drove to the park & there was plenty of parking & it was easy to find. Loved the sculpture garden!”- Linda B.
“We are from Florida but love NOLA! And City Park is one of the crown jewels! We go there each time we visit! Love it, this is the model all city parks should strive to emulate. City Park is for all the citizens of New Orleans. ”- Shannon D.
“I just finished my jog at the beautiful City Park. It’s a great place to exercise. ”- James B.
“I found the Park extremely beautiful and peaceful. I would not have imagined such a beautiful green space existed so close to the city. ”- Hugo E.
“A beautifully landscaped, tranquil haven away from the razzle dazzle of the French Quarter. ”- Sue B.
“My family and I have been riding our bikes on the track around the Festival Grounds. We love it, and it’s clear everyone else does too. It’s a big asset for the city. ”- Truman B.
“The lighting on the Peristyle and Bandstand look great! Thank you City Park for being beautiful! ”- Julie S.
“Every route is scenic. Trails and paved roads snake like the Mississippi River around bayous, lakes, ponds, sculptures, fountains, Venetian gondolas, and 600-year-old oaks. There's a 3/4 mile boardwalk around Big Lake, nature trails, and paved areas for running! ”- G. Hill
“City Park is my gym, my place to grab a snack, my zen place.”- Elodie C.
“This Park is vast & beautiful - old oaks, a museum, gardens, art - a park you can bring the kids to for rides and to feed the ducks & swans. ”- Molly W.
“I had my reception at City Park in September of 2003 and people STILL talk about the food. It was beyond my wildest dreams! ”- Veronica P.
“I so love MY PARK, even at 53 years old, it is a treasure that brings back my earliest memories - and great ones at that!”- Allison J.
“My husband and I love the cedar swings at the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. It's our date place to get away from the kids. ”- Elodie C.
“I just discovered the walking paths in Couturie Forest off of Harrison. They are awesome! ”- Bern S.
“Thank you, City Park, for the gift of the exercise equipment and the walking/running/biking trail at the Festival Grounds. It is a great venue to work out in and to enjoy the Park”- Kathy S.
“Beautiful! A nice place to get away from city traffic. The Spanish moss large draped oaks are gorgeous for picture taking.”- Adam T.
“We LOVED this Park. The Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn made us take off our shoes upon laying eyes on it!”- Marvin G.
“I have wonderful memories biking through CP & Couturie Forest w/ my children.”- Karen C.
“The Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn, across from the Peristyle, is a fantastic addition to the Park. ”- Daniel T.
“This is my little piece of heaven. ”- Debby G.
“My husband had the idea to wait for our daughter to see the train roll by while we were in the paddle boats. She was so excited to see the train while taking in all the adventures that the paddle boats had to offer. She can't wait to go back.”- Lisa S.
“My daughter's 5th birthday party was here, it was great. ”- Victoria T.
“New Orleans is a destination of sights, of tastes, and of sounds. Here, the sounds of the city can fill you with life. But in City Park, an oasis for natives and transplants like myself, the sounds of the Big Easy can make you feel safe. Calm. And at-home.”- Garland H.
“After a pleasant walk through the old oaks, we ended up close to the Big Lake & we decided to go for a bike ride. We rented a Single Surrey, and did a full tour, that took us next to the Botanical Garden, Amusement Park, City Putt and Morning Call Cafe. What a great time!”- Amy C.
“Great for riding bikes through. We even saw Surrey bikes that you can rent at the Park!”- Lars H.
“City Park is amazingly beautiful and provides a wealth of resources in our great city.”- Gina M.
CITY PARK FACTS:
On 11/11/11, City Park celebrated by planting 111 trees. Local veterans dedicate the 111th tree as the "Veterans Tree", which is planted near the entrance to Couturie Forest on Harrison Avenue.