New Orleans City Park slowly reopening facilities after Hurricane Ida

Two weeks after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, New Orleans City Park is slowly coming back to life and reopening its facilities.

City Park officials say the storm significantly impacted the park’s urban tree canopy, but the park reports progress in cleaning up fallen trees and debris, according to the website.

Even though City Park says “much work remains,” several facilities are now welcoming back guests.

Photo courtesy: New Orleans City Park

Wheel Fun Rentals reopened for visitors to rent kayaks, swan boats and more on Big Lake as of Friday, Sept. 10. The Bayou Oaks Gulf Course, Cafe du Monde and the Louisiana Children’s Museum reopened on Saturday, Sept. 11. The City Park Tennis Center course and City Bark reopened to the public on Monday, Sept. 13.

City Park announces upcoming opening dates for more of its facilities this week:

Tuesday, September 14
New Orleans Museum of Art

Wednesday, September 15
New Orleans Botanical Garden

Friday, September 17
City Putt

Saturday, September 25
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

The Pelican Greenhouse Plant Sales and Wednesday Evenings in the Garden will resume in the near future, according to park officials. Officials say the schedule of reopening dates are subject to change with recovery efforts.

City Park is posting reopening updates via their website.