CITY PEEK TOURS

City Peek Tours

City Peek Tours

Get to know City Park

Do you want the inside scoop? Friends of City Park is hosting a trio of Behind the Scenes Tours and workshops with ‘City Peek’. We are excited to evolve our programming beyond tours of the Park and will focus our efforts on tours and workshops devoted to Ecology, Sustainability, and Park RX.  

Ecology: We have partnered with organizations like the LSU Ag-Center and Louisiana Master Naturalists to provide ecology programming that will transform how people think about the Park, science, the regional environment, and themselves through fun, hands-on learning for all ages.

Sustainability: Through partnerships with Loyola University and Compost Now, City Peek now offers sustainability workshops that will empower learners of all ages with the knowledge, skills, and values to address our environmental challenges.  

Park RX: Spending time in New Orleans City Park has many health benefits!  Learn something new, meet new people, and take part in our feel-good Park Rx programming with partners like New Orleans Tour Guide Association and  Bona fide Yoga & Wellness

Date/TimeTopicDescription
 
   
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

9:00 am, 10:00 am
Ancient Oaks Walking Tour  The Ancient Oaks Tour walks visitors through the majestic stand of live oaks growing along with City Park Avenue and Bayou Metairie, the largest and oldest trees in City Park. Each live oak is named for a notable person in City Park’s history, and on this tour, visitors learn about these benefactors and the fascinating history of our beloved park and city. Join Randy Bibb, Instructor, Professional Tour Guiding, Delgado Community College on this fascinating tour!  Café Du Monde, 56 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Friday, September 3, 2021,

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Swamp Vista Walking Tour    You don’t have to leave New Orleans to experience the feel of a Louisiana swamp, Here in City Park, you will stroll among bald cypress trees into secluded areas many people don’t even know exist to view the water, plant life and wildlife of the last remnant of the swamp in the city.  Keep your eye open for turtles, egrets, ibises, and listen for the croaking of the mighty bullfrog.  Join Randy Bibb, Instructor, Professional Tour Guiding, Delgado Community College on this fascinating tour!  Café Du Monde, 56 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Wednesday, September 15, 2021,

7:50 am – 9:00 am
Tai Chi/Qi-Gong /Sacred Movement under the Singing OakFusion of ancient Chinese practices of tai chi, qi gong (pronounced CHEE-gung), and self-inspired purposeful slow-deliberate movements to come together while pausing for meditation, and gentle breathing techniques. Join Julie Holman, CHLPN, 200RYT ,CTT, AA TV/MP owner of Bona fide Yoga & Wellness.
Friday, September 24, 2021,

9:00 am – 10:30 am    
Plant CSI Workshop    Have you ever seen a plant in the garden that you thought was supposed to be green but wasn’t? Is it some environmental stress? Is it a lack of nutrients? Not enough water? Is it genetic? The answer could be yes to any of these. Join Dr. Joe Willis from LSU Ag-Center to learn more about diagnosing plant issues in this interactive City Peek workshop.  City Park Administration Building, 1 Palm Drive New Orleans, LA 70124
Wednesday, October 6, 2021,

7:50 am – 9:00 am    
Guided/Grounding Meditation in the Historic Oak Grove    Gentle purposeful movement occurs while both standing and reclined. First half of the workshop is the “grounding,” physically rooting bare feet into the ground and exploring this experience. Then shifting to the ground and lying reclined anchoring the earth and your breath with the use of guided imagery. Essentially bonding with nature and the earth in the present moment. Join Julie Holman, CHLPN, 200RYT ,CTT, AA TV/MP owner of Bona fide Yoga & Wellness. Anseman Ave. and City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Thursday, October 28, 2021,

6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Haunted City Park Walking TourIs that someone whistling in the darkness out by the train tracks? What is that figure over there by the old oak tree?  Perhaps it’s the ghost of the young lady known as Mona Lisa who haunts the park’s Lover’s Lane or maybe one of the many, many lads who took their lives at the famed Suicide Oak.  City Park is a big tract of land and we may not be able to get to all of the actual places where these haunts are said to roam, but atmospheric conditions will be right.  Keep your wits about you – we never know what may happen when ghosts walk the park. Join Randy Bibb, Instructor, Professional Tour Guiding, Delgado Community College on this fascinating tour!   Café Du Monde, 56 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Wednesday, November 3, 2021,

7:50 am – 9:00 am
Restorative Sound Bath in Couturie ForestTreat yourself to a soothing visual and audible experience in the Couturie Forest, which is made up of eight distinct ecosystems and home to New Orleans’ highest point of elevation, Laborde Mountain. A “sound bath” is a deeply relaxing meditative experience allowing your brain waves to slow down and shift gears from active to a dreamlike state of well-being. Join Julie Holman, CHLPN, 200RYT ,CTT, AA TV/MP owner of Bona fide Yoga & Wellness. 1009 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
Friday, November 12, 2021,

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Swamp Vista Walking TourYou don’t have to leave New Orleans to experience the feel of a Louisiana swamp, Here in City Park, you will stroll among bald cypress trees into secluded areas many people don’t even know exist to view the water, plant life, and wildlife of the last remnant of the swamp in the city.  Keep your eye open for turtles, egrets, ibises, and listen for the croaking of the mighty bullfrog.  Join Randy Bibb, Instructor, Professional Tour Guiding, Delgado Community College on this fascinating tour!  Café Du Monde, 56 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Wednesday, December 1, 2021,

7:50 am – 9:00 am
Yoga on the Great LawnEmphasizes gentle sequential fluid movement in and out of postures as the body is guided by deliberate breath and complemented with intermittent pauses for reflection while shifting through the postures. Join Julie Holman, CHLPN, 200RYT ,CTT, AA TV/MP owner of Bona fide Yoga & Wellness. 8 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

All events are open to current and new members. The number of participants who can register under one membership is outlined under each membership category. Every tour is exclusively for members and $10 per person/$7 for kids under 12.

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