STORYLAND IS RE-OPENING THEIR DOORS today, just in time for cooler weather! The attraction park located within New Orleans City Park has been closed since July for an $800,000 (much-needed) renovation. Various teams from City Park and local artists came together to revitalize the local attraction playground.
Some of the new additions include activities focused on interactive play. There is a lot more for kids to touch and move, instead of only being able to look.
This renovation for Storyland was its first in 35 years. The renovation included refurbishment of existing exhibits and the addition of four new ones: Humpty Dumpty, Boudreaux the Zydeco Gator, Jack & the Beanstalk, and The Tortoise and the Hare. According to Amanda Frentz, City Park’s PR, Boudreaux the Gator has been a longtime resident of Storyland and naturally, he deserved his own exhibit.
“We’re excited to be able to present to the children of New Orleans and the region a chance to live inside of the stories they read.”
– BOB BECKER, CITY PARK CHIEF EXECUTIVE
There is still one new addition under construction, the Jack and the Beanstalk jungle gym, but it plans to open later this fall.