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Cyclist Alan Raphael adjusts his mask after stopping to get a drink from his water bottle near the closed Storyland in City Park in New Orleans Saturday, April 25, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. While the park sees hundreds of visitors each day, mist of the paid attractions are closed because of the pandemic, putting a strain on the park’s finances. | Staff photo by Scott Threlkeld

As New Orleans moves in to Phase 1 of reopening this weekend, the eased coronavirus restrictions allow some City Park facilities to also reopen.

Storyland, the Botanical Garden and City Putt Mini Golf are among the facilities reopening soon. Capacity will be limited for visitors, who will need tickets.

“We are so grateful to the people who love City Park and to those who have donated money during this time. We strenuously remind people to continue to follow the rules in place so the Park can continue to move forward in phase one,” said Bob Becker, CEO for New Orleans City Park.

Here are the hours and information on reopening attractions:

  • Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center: Wed. 10am to 8pm and Thurs. – Sun. 10am to 4:30pm; 5 Victory Avenue

  • New Orleans Botanical Garden: Open Wed. 10am to 8pm and Thurs.- Sun. 10am to 4:30pm; Wednesday is free entry for LA residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation; purchase tickets on this link; limited admission

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