In celebration of Friends of City Park’s 40th anniversary, Lark will be helmed by past Lark in the Park chairpersons on March 15, 2019.

This year Friends of City Park will raise funds to benefit the revitalization of Storyland with its premier fundraiser Lark in the Park.  Opened in 1956, Storyland in City Park is an enchanted playground in our own backyard.  Nearly 35 years after its last major renovation, the future refurbishment will enhance the importance of play for all children by creating a modern Storyland with new exhibits and updates to the existing site.  This is aimed at creating an environment that will allow participants to enjoy deeper interaction with the stories through fun, play, education and entertainment. This will be done by using the latest educational methods such as STEM and Inclusive Play. In addition, ADA accessibility will be ensured, along with bringing Storyland up to standards in new safety regulations.

This is also a momentous year for Friends of City Park, as we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2019!  Wanting to celebrate our past successes while also looking towards our future, Lark in the Park will be co-chaired by twenty-two past Lark in the Park chairpersons who will help make this an unforgettable fundraiser for Storyland.  In addition, our honorary chair will be Bev Church, who chaired Lark in 1982, as well as chaired the last major Storyland renovation in 1986.

The event will feature live entertainment from Robin Barnes and DJ Ann Glaviano – (Heatwave!), along with fireworks from AFXPro. Lark tickets will also include food and beverages from more than 40 of New Orleans’ top restaurants. In orchestration with the project, Lark will take place in Storyland and on Victory Avenue on Friday, March 15th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.

VIP guests will have the opportunity to kick off the night in Storyland with an exclusive preview party from 7:00-8:00 PM with exquisite cuisine by Messina's Catering & Events, music from Helen Gillet, and storybook characters who came to life. The main event begins at 8:00 pm and will feature a live and silent auction, car raffle from Bryan Subaru, and premium libations!

Tickets to Lark in the Park are $100 per person, $90 for members of Friends of City Park, and $75 per Party Flock ticket (ages 21-35). Tickets are limited and attendees must be 21 years or older.

Tickets available by calling 504-483-9376 or online at:

WHAT: Lark in the Park. Proceeds will benefit the revitalization of Storyland.

WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2019

WHERE: Storyland and on Victory Drive


Annually, New Orleans City Park raises 90% of its own operating budget, which leaves little to no funds for repairs or capital improvements.  Friends of City Park supports the needed capital improvements within the Park through fundraisers, such as Lark in the Park.

About Friends of City Park: Established in 1979, Friends of City Park is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of, natural beauty, culture and education for the public. Through fundraising events and membership, Friends of City Park supports capital needs within the Park. 

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