City Park

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City Park

Address:1 Palm Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124

Size: 1,460 acres.
Location:Bordered by City Park Avenue, Carrollton Avenue, Wisner Boulevard, Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Marconi Drive, and Orleans Avenue.
Facilities:Picnic areas, concessions, lake, boat rentals, botanical gardens, New Orleans Museum of Art, carousel, child educational programs, sports areas.
Activities:Boating, fishing, horseback riding, golf, tennis, football, softball, rugby.
Special Features:Repairs and renovations from Hurricane Katrina are ongoing, but many of the park's attractions and special events have reopened. The park's annual "Celebration in the Oaks" holiday light exhibit, for example, returned in 2006.

See other parks in Louisiana.

City Park

Address:York St & 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80202

Size: 314 acres.
Location:East of downtown; bordered by 26th Avenue, 17th Avenue, Josephine Street, and Colorado Boulevard.
Facilities:Picnic areas, concessions, lakes, trails, flower gardens, historical monuments, pavilion and bandshell, zoo, playground, golf course, sports areas.
Activities:Paddleboating, fishing, bicycling, golf, tennis, baseball, field hockey, football, soccer.
Special Features:Houses Denver Museum of Natural History, the fourth largest natural history museum in the country, featuring world-renowned wildlife exhibits, gems and minerals, dinosaurs, an IMAX Theater, and a planetarium. Also houses the 76-acre Denver Zoo, which features more than 1,700 animals.

See other parks in Colorado.
References in classic literature ?
At the end of a year he had stopped writing letters, and only once in a long time, when he was lonely or when he went into one of the city parks and saw the moon shining on the grass as it had shone that night on the meadow by Wine Creek, did he think of her at all.
Excepting for that one walk when he left jail, when he was too much worried to notice anything, and for a few times that he had rested in the city parks in the winter time when he was out of work, he had literally never seen a tree
The weekend festival at Lancaster City Park could draw upwards of 50,000 visitors, city spokeswoman Anne Aldrich said.
On summer weekends now it's like a city park, with camper trucks and day floaters and tubers-that's the new thing.
The scorecard was released in conjunction with the first-ever in-depth study of America's city park systems.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emmis Communications Corporation , parent company of New Orleans' WVUE-TV (Fox 8), today announced its Emmis Relief Fund has given $92,000 to the historic New Orleans City Park.
After a 2-3 start, Saugus High's softball team will seek to get back on track at the 11th annual High Desert Classic, which begins today t Lancaster City Park.
Based on needs identified in the comprehensive park's masterplan, the sales tax is currently expected to fund 44 projects targeting every city park and totaling $58 million.
The city, wisely planning for its future sewer and water needs, wants to run a new sewage line from Toluca Lake to Glendale and has designated two potential locations for a shaft: the well-used Studio City Park or a Caltrans maintenance yard about 150 yards away.
A loan, a state grant, and the sale of an old YMCA building will provide about $5 million toward the projected $8 million Antelope Valley Family YMCA facility to be built in Lancaster City Park.
The new report, The Excellent City Park System: What Makes It Great and How to Get There, was authored by Peter Harnik, Director of TPL's Green Cities Program.