Celebrating Our MEMBERS

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 friends@friendsofcitypark.com 
  • 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 friends@friendsofcitypark.com for more information.

Restaurants: A Way to Give Back and Show Your Support

Friends of City Park is so fortunate to have the most loyal and dedicated restaurant partners for our events. We recognize that our efforts would not be as successful without their generous support. Unfortunately, restaurants are among the hardest hit businesses due to the spread of Covid-19; which may ultimately compromise the hospitality industry in our great city. With the stay at home order extended to May 16, we ask our community to join us as we support our friends and restaurants.

If you have the means, here is a list of simple, easy ways to help:

  • Order take-out and delivery
  • Contribute to fundraisers 
  • Buy gift cards
  • Share your favorite restaurants on social media

Mayor LaToya Cantrell confirmed via Twitter that the Governor’s announcement will not result in any changes to the existing stay at home mandate in Orleans Parish. Restaurants in Orleans Parish will not be allowed to offer outdoor seating for take-out orders.

City Park has an abundance of open green space for you to create your own outdoor social distancing dining experience. Order from your favorite restaurant and enjoy this time outdoors beneath our beautiful oak trees. Grab a blanket, fill up your picnic basket, and enjoy your meal in City Park, but please make sure you follow the recommendations on cleanliness and social distancing. Help us keep the Park clean and our community safe!


lark in the park

Please consider ordering from one of the establishments below:

You can also visit The New Orleans Menu – “The List” to view the list of all New Orleans area restaurants. The list is updated daily and features hours, specials, and delivery or take-out information.

If you are a past or current restaurant donor and would like to be added to the list, please email friends@friendsofcitypark.com.

Check our Friends of City Park Website regularly for updates regarding Lark in the Park and for more ways you can support City Park and our community.