Anyone who has driven through or around City Park lately has seen its growth. From The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden to City Putt and beyond, our largest (1,300 acres!) green jewel continues to shine.

Friends of City Park’s annual “Lark in the Park” gala will take place March 4. Co-Chairs Kuffa Jones and Emily Ostuw Shaya; Karen DeBlieux, President of the New Orleans Market for Premiere Sponsor Capital One Bank; Morgan Lee, Marketing and Advertising Director at Sponsor Bryan Subaru; and Board Member Leigh Thorpe promise a wonderful evening. The Patron Party begins at 7 p.m. with the gala following at 8 at the park (specifically 12 Victory Ave.).

This year’s gala will be raising funds to benefit the expansion of the conservatory in the beautiful New Orleans Botanical Garden, and will include an auction, raffles, live entertainment, full bars and cuisine from over 40 local restaurants.

Friends of City Park’s mission is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of natural beauty, culture, recreation and education for the public.

To find out more and to purchase tickets call 483-9369 or visit