Thank you for your interest hosting your event at Audubon Nature Institute’s Riverview! We have received your information and will process your request. A Special Events Salesperson will contact you with availability and the necessary booking forms. This online inquiry is designed to connect you with an Audubon representative and does not confirm your reservation. Please allow up to one business day to receive an update on your request.
Park and Riverview Rules:
- Parking or driving on the grass, paved or unpaved jogging or bike paths is prohibited.
- Amplified music, live bands and DJ’s are Not Allowed on the Riverview.
- Water slides, dunking booths, and swimming pools are not allowed in the park or on park grounds. In addition, kayaking, canoeing, and sport boating are not allowed in the lagoons, ponds or bodies of water in Audubon Park.
- Horses or live animal rides (ponies, etc.) are prohibited.
- Carnival rides such as carousels, trains, and miniature Ferris wheels are prohibited.
- Tents must be less than 10ft by 10ft.
- Spacewalks are allowed. Users must provide a generator for power, and submit faxed certificate of insurance at least 10 days in advance of event.
- Groups are responsible for bagging and disposing of all trash. Please do not leave trash or food on the ground. Hot coals or boil water can NOT be dumped on grass or in garbage cans.
- Solicitation is prohibited. No individuals or groups will be permitted to sell any food, drinks, novelties, newspapers or general merchandise within the confines of Audubon Park, or charge admission to any event.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, by law, for any person under the age of 21. Glass containers are prohibited.
- Groups with a permit are required to bring a copy of their signed and dated permit form to the Park on the day of their event.
- Refunds will NOT be issued for cancellations unless the Audubon Zoo is closed on the day of the event due to hurricane conditions, flooding, or acts of war.
- Audubon will not be responsible for payment of equipment or services to outside vendors which a group has scheduled for an event.
- All groups are responsible for their own equipment and property. Audubon does not assume responsibility for any group's property.
- Each group obtaining a permit must sign a waiver worded as follows.
- A refundable security deposit of $300.00 must be submitted for use of Port-O-Lets. The deposit will be forfeited if the Port-O-Lets remain on park grounds (1) one hour after your event and arrive no earlier than (3) three hours prior to your event (Port-O-Lets cannot be placed day/night prior to event).
- Candles/open flames, flowers (real or artificial), confetti/glitter, and balloons are prohibited. The ONLY item that may be dropped on the ground, i.e. via a “flower girl”, is natural birdseed. The birdseed may not contain rice.
- Inflatable(s): Audubon Park will NOT provide electricity for any inflatables. Please make arrangements to obtain a generator when using this type of equipment. Also, please have the inflatable vendor send an insurance certificate of liability listing Audubon Nature Institute as an additional insured for the day of the event. Vendors must use sandbags to secure inflatables.
- Stakes are not allowed to be placed in the ground.
- Chairs or temporary structures may not be set up/ broken down prior to or after approved permit time being requested.
- Audubon may terminate a group’s permit and event if the group does not comply with any of the above rules, or any City of New Orleans laws or ordinances, or the group deviates from the use for which the permit was assigned. If Audubon terminates a group’s permit or event, Audubon will retain all rental fees.
- Groups will indemnify and hold harmless Audubon Commission, Audubon Nature Institute and the City of New Orleans from and against:
All damage to the property of Audubon Commission, Audubon Nature Institute, or the City of New Orleans physically located in the Park that is caused during the holding of the activity by a group, or by his or its officers, directors, agency, employees, members, partners, or by any other person who attends the activity.
All expenses incurred by Audubon Commission and Audubon Nature Institute in paying its own personnel in excess of 40 man-hours, as a direct and immediate result of the activity of repair, clean up or replacement of Park property in the area where the activity was held.
All damage, destruction, littering, and defacement of the natural state of the property of the Audubon Commission, Audubon Nature Institute, or the City of New Orleans physically located in the Park that is caused during the holding of the activity by a group, or by his or its officers, directors, agency, employees, members, partners, or by any other person who attends the activity can result in a fine up to $500.00.