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One of the Country's Largest Urban Parks Launches Family Fun Pass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Media Contact:
John Hopper
jhopper@nocp.org
(504) 259-1509

One of the Country's Largest Urban Parks Launches Family Fun Pass  

New Orleans City Park welcomes visitors with bundled package of top family attractions

New Orleans, LA (May 30, 2013) - With 1,300 acres of sprawling oak trees and green space, winding bayous and lakes, walking paths and more, New Orleans City Park is recognized as one of the largest, most expansive  urban public parks in the country. Nestled inside the park are a number of amusement-style family attractions where visitors can do everything from walking through the Botanical Garden to riding a historic, antique carousel to experiencing childhood fairytales in Storyland. Now, the park is making visiting easier and more cost-effective with the Family Fun Pass - a bundled package for families to enjoy the park and its top attractions. 

"There are so many things to do in City Park, it takes families more than one day to experience all the fun," said City Park Chief Development Officer John Hopper. "We want people to have the opportunity to take their time at each attraction - and not feel rushed by the setting sun. For our out-of-town visitors, the Family Fun Pass allows folks to truly experience all the park has to offer in more than one day." 

The Family Fun Pass is good for seven days, starting with the first visit. With the pass, participating family members have entrance to the following attractions:

  • Storyland - Children can climb aboard Captain Hook's pirate ship, journey with Pinocchio into the mouth of a whale or scamper up Jack & Jill's Hill in City Park's Storyland, a charming fairytale playground adjacent to City Park's Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Brimming with more than 25 larger-than-life storybook exhibits, this storybook fantasy play area is inhabited by enchanting, sculpted characters. (Family Fun Pass includes entrance.)
  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - Since 1906 little kids and kids at heart have enjoyed the "flying horses" of City Park's antique carousel, one of only 100 antique wooden carousels in the country and the last one in Louisiana. Other rides to keep you twisting, turning, whirling and twirling within the live oaks of the Hines Carousel Gardens include the new Musik Express, Rockin' Tug, Coney Tower, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, Monkey Jump, Red Baron mini-plane, Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, 40-foot fun slide, Umbrella Cars, Construction Zone, and the miniature train ride that tours the park. (Family Fun Pass includes entrance and unlimited rides.)
  • City Putt - One of the park's newest family attractions, City Putt is a 36-hole, miniature golf course that emulates the spirit and soul of New Orleans and Louisiana. (Family Fun Pass includes entrance and play on one course.)
  • Morning Call - Take a break and grab a cup of café au lait and plate of beignets dusted with powdered sugar at Morning Call Coffee Stand. It is located near the Botanical Garden in the heart of City Park where visitors can also treat themselves to some gumbo, étouffée, or jambalaya. (Family Fun Pass includes Morning Call discount on a frozen café au lait.)

"With its large menu of family-friendly sports, recreational activities, amusements for children and more, the park is one of the best family attractions in the South," said New Orleanian Andrea Legrand. "Before the Family Fun Pass, my out-of-town family was not able to experience all the activities available in the park because you can't fit it all in one day. Since the Family Fun Pass option is available, my loved ones can really enjoy the many attractions in more than one day. They appreciate the savings and unlimited access." 

The Family Fun Pass is available for purchase now. The cost for adults is $30 and $25 for children. The pass is valid for a week after first use.  (Rules and regulations for mandatory ride height requirements are posted at the front gate and rear ticket booth of the Amusement Park.) Call (504) 483-9402 or e-mail amusements@nocp.org for more information about the Family Fun Pass. Park and attraction times are subject to change. For the most updated hours of operation, visit the New Orleans City Park website at http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/.   

About City Park:

City Park is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park holds a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must-see for visitors to the city. As a popular place to picnic, play a favorite sport, wander through its gardens or take a boat ride, the park receives millions of visits each year. It is located in the heart of the city and is the largest recreation area in the entire metropolitan area. Attractions include: New Orleans Botanical Garden, Storyland fairy tale playground, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and numerous athletic venues. The 1,300 acres of parkland provide enjoyment for young children playing on our playgrounds and walkers, joggers and bicyclists who navigate through the winding streets and trails.

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