According to park officials, Hurricane Ida had a devastating effect on the city’s rooftops. Two weeks after the Category 4 hurricane, the park reported that it was clearing fallen trees and removing much debris.
“There is still a long way to go,” park officials said in a statement. Thank you for your perseverance in this urban green landscape. Things could have been worse. City Park, like the park, has taken action to reduce the impact of large green sponges on water supply and neighboring neighborhoods.
In the 1,300-hectare park, the world’s largest collection of live oak trees, park workers and contractors are still conducting post-storm tree reviews.
Officials warn residents to exercise caution and relax in the park and to avoid hanging legs or sloping trees. As the park’s resources focus on storm recovery, customers who enjoy food in the park will be asked to take all their trash when they leave.
The park is slowly opening its facilities. Until Friday (September 10), customers will be able to rent kayaks, bicycles, sailing boats and more on the Great Lakes. Later that Saturday, the Bio Oaks Golf Course, Cafe du Monde and the Louisiana Children’s Museum reopened.
More opening jobs are scheduled this week. While the schedule may change, recovery efforts may be unexpected. Check out your favorite park attraction before you visit.
On Monday (Sept. 13), the City Park Administration Offices and the Christian Brothers School will reopen. Dogs and their families can slip in the crust again. And the City Park Tennis Center Courts will be open for play.
Art lovers can return to the New Orleans Museum of Art on Tuesday, and nature lovers can revisit New Orleans Botanical Garden starting Wednesday.
Storyland and City Putt will reopen on Friday. And on Saturday, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is scheduled to open its doors, although the historic wooden wheelchair is still being repaired.
The sale of the Pelican Greenhouse plant and the evening in the garden will continue soon, park officials reported.
The cost of repairing the storm at a limited public fund is estimated at $ 1 million or more. Click here to donate to the park’s emergency relief fund. Volunteer for future recovery projects, sign up here.