Celebration in the Oaks Member Perks

The Friends of City Park team is hard at work, all thanks to you, fully supporting the Park in every way possible. With the change of Celebration in the Oaks into a driving tour, the Friends of City Park membership perk has been altered for the 2020 season.

Friends of City Park Membership Perk for the 2020 Season will be as follows:

Friends of City Park members receive 1 free admission valid anytime on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays  and unlimited ½ price car or SUV admission valid anytime on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from November 30th through January 3rd except for the week of Christmas: December 21st – 25th.  

For tickets to the Driving Tour please Click HERE and redeem your perk by using the email address associated with your Friends of City Park membership. 

For a speedy check in:

  1. Plan ahead! Renew or Purchase a Friends membership online in advance. Perks are valid for active members only.
  2. Driving Tour Passes must be redeemed online prior to arriving onsite for the driving tour. Redeem 1 free admission and unlimited 1/2 price admission anytime Sunday’s- Thursday’s at (except for the week of Christmas 12/21-12/25) by using the name and email address associated with your Friends membership.
  3. Have your membership card and photo ID ready with your digital or printed QR Code upon arrival to the event.
  4. A named card holder must be present in order to utilize the membership. This means that the name of the person using the membership must be listed on the card and present.

Thank you for being a member!  To join Friends of City Park, you can purchase a membership online by clicking here.

If you are a member and have any questions or want to check the status of your membership, please call our office at (504) 483-9376 or email us at

A note to our Members from Friends of City Park and New Orleans City Park:

Please know these decisions were not made easily or quickly. As this is the Park’s largest fundraiser coupled with the facts of our current struggling financial situation, the Park decided to offer the perk of a free or discounted ticket nights for the more value admission price nights. This was a financial decision. Had this been a year in which every dollar wasn’t even more paramount than usual, that may have been viewed differently – but it’s impossible to make that conjecture. We know this year is difficult for everyone. Please know that is in the forefront of our thoughts each day. That is why we’ve pushed so hard – with minimal incoming revenue and a loss of over 300 employees – to make Celebration in the Oaks happen for the people of New Orleans. We appreciate you as a member of Friends of City Park, a steward of City Park.

Celebrating our Friends of City Park

What makes a good friend? 

A few words that may come to mind are kind, dependable, loyal, adventurous, helpful, caring, and trustworthy.

During this time of uncertainty, our friends are more important than ever. Friendships lift us up, comfort us, and bring joy to our lives. A friend provides that familiarity, connection, and sense of community that we all crave.

At Friends of City Park, we are incredibly thankful for our Members and Friends. We appreciate their generosity, loyalty, and kindness, now more than ever. The Members of Friends of City Park have responded remarkably to City Park’s plea for help during the Covid-19 crisis and the extraordinary response has not gone unnoticed.

We would like to thank our members and spotlight their efforts by featuring the real members of Friends of City Park in our annual Membership Campaign. The campaign, beginning June 3, will highlight and honor members through a series of photos and testimonials.

For a chance to be featured and share your Friends of City Park story, complete the steps below by Friday, June 1, 2020:

  • Become a Friend of City Park Join Now!
  • Submit your favorite photo of yourself in City Park 
  • Answer the following questions:
    • What is your favorite thing to do at City Park?
    • What is your favorite place to visit in City Park?
    • Why are you a Member of Friends of City Park, and what does it mean to you? 
    • Describe your favorite memory of being in the Park
  • Email your photo and response to the questions above to 
  • Or post your favorite photo to Instagram and tag us @friendsofcitypark. Answer the questions above in your caption and use #FOCPMember

Membership is vital to the survival and sustainability of our organization. Our members are the heartbeat of this organization, and without them, we could not continue our mission. Thank you for being a Friend.

Please contact for more information.

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