Tickets and Sponsorships for Lark in the Park Now Available

Party and in the Park fundraiser benefits preservation and improvement of beloved green space

NEW ORLEANS –  City Park Conservancy will celebrate the Park’s 2023 spring awakening with its signature fundraiser, Lark in the Park, presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust on Friday, March 10, at 7pm.

The annual event treats guests to a glamorous springtime gala featuring live music, delectable dishes from the city’s top chefs, and special cocktails under New Orleans City Park’s glorious live oaks.

“Lark in the Park has been one of New Orleans’ most vibrant, successful fundraisers since 1982, and it is a truly special event that kicks off our entire spring season,” said City Park Conservancy President and CEO Cara Lambright. “The Park’s conservation, beautification, and programming benefit considerably from Lark in the Park, and we are so grateful for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust and our generous donors who make the future of the Park a priority.”

Funds raised from Lark in the Park will support initiatives such as capital improvements, general maintenance, and litter abatement within City Park. The Conservancy works year-round to care for the Park’s historic oaks, beautiful gardens, family-friendly playgrounds, nature trails, cultural and recreational amenities.

“City Park plays such an important role in our local community, and we support the Park because of the positive impact it has on the families who reside in the neighboring areas. We both know firsthand, as we grew up in the area, how much City Park means,” said Lisa Romano and Vincent Giardina, Trustee of the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.

General admission, Friends Member and Party Flock tickets are now available for purchase in addition to sponsorship opportunities. For more information on all options, click here.


  • Friday, March 10, 2023 
  • 7-8pm: VIP Party | 8-11pm: Gala  


  • Pavilion of the Two Sisters andNew Orleans Botanical Garden  
  • 1 Victory Avenue, NOLA 70119  


  • General admission tickets are $100 per person, $90 for members of Friends of City Park and $75 per Party Flock ticket (35 years and under) 
  • Attendees must be 21 years or older 
  • More info can be found here


About City Park Conservancy

City Park Conservancy is the 501(c)3 that operates the day-to-day care of City Park, in partnership with the City Park Improvement Association, and oversees programming, fundraising, and membership management of the 1,300-acre Park. For over 170 years, City Park has provided access to abundant natural and cultural resources to residents of the region and visitors from around the world. The Park’s 1,300 acres make it one of the largest urban parks in the United States. City Park is a popular place to fish on the bayou, picnic, experience safe outdoor play, or engage in athletic pursuits—as evidenced by more than 3.2 million unique visits each year. The Park’s annual operating budget is largely derived from self-generated activities, often weather dependent. The COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida, which significantly affected revenue-generating facilities due to restriction closures, highlighted the vital importance of diversifying revenue streams. Through these challenges, the Park’s walking trails, urban forest, and open spaces continue to be a respite to the public. To learn more about the Park and to contribute to help maintain its greenspaces and community programs, visit