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City Park, New Orleans: 18 reviews and 34 photos

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There is a marker in the park which says:

First sited as Indian portage to Lake Pontchartrain and Gulf in 1699 by Bienville and Iberville. Founded by Bienville in 1718; named by him in honor of the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France. Called the Crescent City because of location in bend of the Mississippi.

City Park operates on self-generated revenue. It has been closed since the hurricane and activities have been canceled because there is no revenue. Volunteers are being solicited for cleanup. The current temporary office address is:
New Orleans City Park
c/o State Library of Louisiana
701 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge LA 70802
(225) 342-4933

The Celebration of the Oaks is on a smaller scale this year (just a walking tour). The Botanical Garden has a 'wish list' but mail and delivery services are currently unavailable in the City Park section of New Orleans.

If you click on the link, there are pictures of the storm damage

Address: 1 Palm Dr New Orleans 70119
Directions: north end of Esplanade Ave
Phone: 504-482-4888
Website: http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/index.html

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2005
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