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FRIENDS OF CITY PARK CLEAN-UP KREWES

The responsibility of sustaining our Park’s health belongs to each and every one of us.

– Stephanie Bell, Friends of City Park

Clean-up Krewes

The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe works to eliminate litter from one of New Orleans’ most popular family recreational locations and also inspires the next generation in public servants on the importance of keeping our park clean. The responsibility of sustaining our Park’s health belongs to each and every one of us. The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe, its mission, and its ongoing clean-up events are heavily reliant upon volunteers like you!

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The Friends of City Park Clean-Up Krewe is dedicated to hosting on-going volunteer days in the Park, focused on reducing litter and beautification. Each Saturday, now through October, volunteers will have the chance to meet and participate alongside other community leaders collecting debris from some of the Park’s most trafficked areas. All supplies will be available upon check-in.

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Take a Tour of City Park

Take a Tour of City Park

Can’t make it out to City Park? Take a tour with us and host April Dupre in a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium courtesy of Bryan Subaru.

Whether you’re in quarantine, observing the stay at home orders, or can’t make it to the Park due to weather, it is our pleasure to share the ins and outs of New Orleans City Park and it’s 1,300 acres of beauty and recreation.



We hope you have enjoyed this insider tour of City Park. These fun facts and more can be found at neworleanscitypark.com

Our tour would not be possible without the help of Bryan Subaru. We thank them for providing this beautiful 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium to bring New Orleans City Park to you virtually.


Corrections to City Park Drive Tour with April Dupre Video: City Park started in 1850, this is when the gift was given to create the Park. 1854 is the date of board collaboration. The Park is 170 years old.

City Park Door Hanger

Our Exclusive City Park Door Hanger is Here!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Home Malone!

The majestic live oaks are the crown jewel of New Orleans City Park. Bring your favorite piece of the Park home with this beautiful, one of a kind City Park door hanger by Home Malone.

Order your very own City Park door hanger today and show your support for Friends of City Park. As always, your support benefits our mission to maintain and increase the value and importance of New Orleans City Park as a place of natural beauty, culture, recreation, and education for the public. The Park needs support now more than ever and your purchase will help to spread awareness and remind locals of the Park they know and love.

Home Malone is generously giving 50% of each purchase back to Friends of City Park when purchases are made through our website [CLICK HERE!].

This plastic door hanger is a waterproof and fade-proof print of a painting by New Orleans artist Kristin Malone. It measures 20 inches wide, 13 inches tall, and 1/4 inch thick. The door hanger comes with a 24-inch ribbon for hanging.

Share your photos with us! We would love to see our door hanger on your front door! Tag us @FriendsofCityPark.

City Park Tours

Bridges in New Orleans City Park

If you are looking for a little adventure or a little history, then this self-guided tour is for you. In this story map, we have put together a bit of information about our collection of pedestrian and road bridges. Over the years the wooden bridges have been upgraded, while the stone bridges still stand; but the strongest structures were built during the Works Progress Administration (WPA). As you go along on this journey you can keep track of each bridge that is provided in the map, and view pictures of each bridge that were taken by historians, visitors, or park staff. After you stroll/scroll through this tour, you might cross over your next bridge with a different point of view.

City Park’s Most Instagrammable Spots

Photo by Paul Morse

If you’re looking for the best photo locations in New Orleans City Park, this walking tour is for you!  Trek to the Park’s top photo-op spots for an envious feed. Don’t forget to tag us – @FriendsofCityPark 

Free City Park Snoball for Members

Cool off with a City Park Snoball! To show our appreciation, we are offering members one free snoball during our virtual Friends’ Fest event.

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: City Park Snoballs is located on the plaza between City Putt and the Great Lawn

How: Members must present their valid membership card in order to claim. One snoball per member.

If your membership card is expired, please visit the Tolmas Center or City Putt to renew your membership.

City Park Craft Projects

Create fun craft projects that remind you of New Orleans City Park with these three downloadable activities.

Botanical Garden Butterfly

Everyone loves to spend time in the New Orleans Botanical Garden Butterfly Garden. Did you know October is butterfly month? Keep your eyes peeled in the early autumn months for the many types of butterflies all around the Park who have been growing all spring in their cocoons. In the meantime, make your own colorful butterflies at home.

Big Lake Frog

City Park is full of frogs in its 11 miles of lagoons. You may not be able to always see them but if you close your eyes, you can hear them make a symphony of music especially at sunrise and sunset.

Spring Time Wildflower

A few times a year, City Park fields bloom with wildflowers. The cosmos flowers are orange, pink, white, and purple. The Park is full of color and both people and bees love them.

Share your artwork with us! Tag @FriendsofCityPark #FocpFriendsFest

Scavenger Hunts

New Orleans City Park Scavenger Hunts are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while exploring new parts of the Park. It’s such an easy activity to prepare for as well. Just print these four documents and start hunting! 

Use your senses to see if you can find all of these items.

See if you can find all of these native trees in the New Orleans City Park.

Do you know that the leaves on the forest floor are filled with things that are alive? Find a spot off the beaten path and push some leaves aside, look under a few rocks, or turn over a few logs and see how many of these critters you can find!

See if you can find all of these well-known treasures in the Park!

Tag us in your Scavenger Hunt photos! @FriendsofCityPark #FocpFriendsFest

City Park Coloring Pages

Create your own beautiful art of New Orleans City Park with these three downloadable coloring pages from New Orleans Artist, Troy Grzych. Take a break and have some fun with this free collection. All the coloring pages are designed specifically for Friends of City Park Members with beautiful designs that will make you smile and remind you of days in the Park. 

Three coloring pages of various skill levels for children, adolescents, and adults available for download. 

Meet the Artist

Troy M. Grzych is an Artist, an Illustrator, and a Graphic Designer.  Troy has drawn since the day he was first able to grip a pencil and commit his scribblings to paper.  For nearly a decade he designed Tabasco clothing and apparel for Chiliwear LLC.  Since then he has been employed at Faux Pas Prints, a Screen Printing, and Embroidery company as the Head Artist and Art Department Manager.  In addition, he has also worked for numerous Freelance clients in the surrounding area to help bring their visions to light. Born in New Orleans, currently resides in Metairie, LA with his beautiful wife and 4 amazingly talented kids. 

Share your artwork with us! Tag @FriendsofCityPark #FocpFriendsFest

Storytime in Storyland

Written and read by Kathleen Schrenk

This reading is done with permission from Pelican Publishing Company

Click Here To place a special order of the Case of the Left-hand Trombone

Meet the Author

Kathleen Schrenk is a graduate of Louisiana State University, a former middle school teacher, and a native New Orleanian. Her children’s books include The Case of the Left-hand Trombone and A Dog Steals Home (Pelican Publishing 2019 and 2017). She has been published in Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide and Six Hens magazine. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Women’s National Book Association.

Wilbur the City Pig lives next door to the author and was the inspiration for Walter in The Case of the Left-hand Trombone. When he is not solving crime, Wilbur enjoys foraging for acorns, relaxing in his wading pool, and dancing to New Orleans music.

Learn more about author, Kathleen Schrenk by visiting her website HERE

Learn more about Wilbur the City Pig by visiting his website HERE

Learn more about illustrator, Vernon Smith by visiting his website HERE

To Purchase the Case of the Left-hand Trombone directly click HERE

Illustration by Vernon Smith