Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Park worth saving

Foliage, Baton Rouge, LA 4/2007 from Baton Rouge Blues
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner
For thousands of people, the holiday season is a time for remembering the past and dreaming of the future. New Orleans City Park remembers the past, the past before Hurricane Katrina when the gardens were blooming, the forest was plentiful, kids played in Storyland and the Amusement Park, and families came out to picnic under the trees.

Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the park, causing over $43 million in damages. We have made significant progress over the last two years, reopening the Botanical Garden, Storyland, the Amusement Park, tennis courts, and many other attractions.

But New Orleans City Park still needs your help. The golf courses have not been reopened, many athletic fields are in need of major repairs, the staff needs to be replenished, and facilities which host family attractions are still not up and functioning.

This season we are asking you to remember City Park in your holiday gift giving. Your gift will help sustain the park for generations to come. A brighter future for New Orleans City Park can be achieved with your generous gift that will give us the opportunity to restore the heart of New Orleans, the heart that keeps beating, bringing New Orleans City Park back better than ever.
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