Bob Becker, CEO of New Orleans City Park, opens with a brief history of how the park was founded. Bob recounts Katrina’s damage to the park and shares the clean-up and replanting process and forward-looking plans for the future. Lastly, Bob brings us up to speed on what is happening with the little train that circles the park.
Today’s City Park is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty.
City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city. A popular place to picnic, play a favorite sport, wander through its gardens or take a boat ride, the park hosts 11 million visitors each year. It is located in the heart of the city and is the largest recreation area for the entire metropolitan area.