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Friends of City Park

Dedicated to preserving and improving City Park

Friends of City Park

No one can do it alone, and New Orleans City Park is no exception. Established in 1979, Friends of City Park is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of  natural beauty, culture and education for the public.

Over the past 30 years, Friends of City Park has raised money to refurbish many beloved park attractions including the Botanical Garden, Storyland and Popp Fountain. Your gifts of time, talent and treasure have all elevated the park to its current stature. Today, City Park has never looked better!

Friends of City Park

Be our Friend!

Come join the fun! There’s always something going on for you and your family at New Orleans City Park, and a Friends of City Park membership is your ticket to thrills and excitement at a discounted rate.  The best part about a membership is it pays for itself in just a few visits! Friends’ members enjoy 12 full months of fun and savings in New Orleans best family-fun destinations.

Enjoy the many benefits of a Friends of City Park membership and know that you are helping to maintain and enhance City Park’s   natural beauty and recreation.   Come make a new memory in your City Park!  Join Friends of City Park today.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
A Friends of City Park Membership offers City Park patrons the following exclusive benefits:

Check this out: Free unlimited admission to...
Celebration in the Oaks
Storyland
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
Botanical Garden (except for special events)
Spring Garden Show & Fall Garden Festival

Even MORE benifits with discounts at:
$2 off City Putt
Boat rentals at Big Lake
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Season Pass
Celebration in the Oaks Adult and Children's Preview Parties
City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center
City Bark Permit
Golf Course Driving Range
Equest Farm
Friends’ annual special events

Additional benefits:
Quarterly newsletter featuring upcoming events and news throughout City Park
Admission to Friends' Fest, our annual member appreciation party

Friends of City Park

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
(Click on any membership to join.  All online membership sales are assessed a $1 convenience fee.)

Senior:
Membership privileges for one named adult over 65. - $35.00

Individual:
Membership privileges for one named adult. - $40.00

Individual Plus:
Membership privileges for two named adults living at the same address or one named adult and one guest. - $50.00

Family:
Membership privileges for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18.  - $65.00

Benefactor:
Membership privileges for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18. This membership includes babysitter privileges. - $125.00

Patron:
Membership privileges for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18. This membership includes babysitter privileges, two Ghosts in the Oaks tickets, and one additional “Celebration in the Oaks” guest. - $250.00

Park Ambassador:
Membership privileges for two named adults or one named adult plus one guest and up to six of their children/grandchildren under the age of 18. This membership includes babysitter privileges, four Ghosts in the Oaks tickets, and two additional “Celebration in the Oaks” guests. - $500.00

BUY MEMBERSHIP
Season passes can be purchased at the Friends of City Park office at 1 Palm Drive NOLA 70124 during normal business hours.

Click here to purchase or renew a Friends of City Park Membership.

For more information, e-mail friends@friendsofcitypark.com or call (504) 483-9376.

We thank you for your support and hope that you become our friend, “Because every great city needs a great park that needs great friends!”
 

Friends of City Park

Friends of City Park's events are always don't miss affaris! So much fun with so many friends!

Lark in the Park

Martini Madness

Ghosts in the Oaks (2 nights!)

Friends Fest

City Peek Tours

Friends of City Park

From this side of the Peristyle, one can view Bayou Metairie and Goldfish Island.

What would City Park be without Friends of City Park? 
The birth of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. A refurbished Peristyle. The Arbor Room at Popp Fountain. A renovated Storyland with the addition of the Castle and The Three Little Pigs exhibit. A restored Popp Fountain. Boats at Big Lake. A new train for the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, a major donation to the new City Putt …And the list goes on! 
What an impact Friends of City Park has made!

In 1979, Friends of City Park, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, formed and began to raise funds for capital improvements in City Park.  Before that time the Park suffered from a lack of funding from local and state resources.  More than 30 years has passed and the projects have been endless.  It all started with creation of the Botanical Garden as we know it today.  Friends raised funds to gate the gardens and hire its first fulltime director, Paul Soniat, who is still employed by City Park.

Friends’ mission is to raise funds for capital improvement projects to maintain City Park as a place of natural beauty, rest and renewal for the community.  Annually, City Park must raise 85% of its operating budget which leaves little to no resources for park capital improvements.  Friends of City Park is so vital and important to the Park’s growth.  Over the years, Friends has literally given millions of dollars to City Park for capital improvements.

Friends of City Park sustains its efforts from its robust membership program that offers benefits to Friends’ members.  The three major fundraisers are, Lark in the Park, our premier fundraiser; Martini Madness, our wildly popular martini social and Ghosts in the Oaks, our spooktacular family bizarre!

The efforts of Friends of City Park sparked a catalyst for change and improvement and started a rebirth of City Park.

The success of Friends over the years is attributed to your generosity!  Become a member today and support our fundraisers to help us continue the important work that was started many years ago by Friends’ pioneers who had a vision for City Park.

“Every great city needs a great park that needs great friends!”

Friends of City Park

Martini Madness time!

Visit the Friends of City Park website for even more information.

**The mission of Friends of City Park is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of natural beauty, culture, recreation, and education for the public. All monies raised by Friends of City Park (FOCP) will be used for the capital needs of City Park at the discretion of the FOCP Executive Board. FOCP is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a registered charity with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office.

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The annual City Park Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival was founded in 1946.