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Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
One of the city's best parks, Armstrong Park is a tribute to the living musical culture of New Orleans. Inside the park lies Congo Square, the birthplace of Jazz
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  • This park was across the street from our hotel and we visited it several times during our stay. The grounds are nice and well kept. 
  • Contrary to most of the parks in the USA, is not well prepared for visitors: dozens of homeless living in and no restrooms in sight, a pity because the basic infraesructura is good
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  • Little park compared to the Audoban but it was pretty, and great place for a picnic if you have the time. There's some cool statues with historical information posted, and the Louis Armstrong statue i...  read more »
  • This place is very historic. We attended jazz fest here. This location is not only a beautiful park, but it is also the best place in the city for festivals of this nature... Appropriately named after one of the greatest jazz musicians all times. Also, the slaves would gather here to dance in African rituals. You can kinda still feel as if their spirits still feel like this place is "home".
  • Beautiful, quiet place to do absolutely nothing!! No restrooms, uncomfortable seating, water doesn't work, crew is very unhelpful.
  • Nice looking park cool to see but a long stay in park will run into homeless & crack heads. No bathroom and if you go to back of park you run into places people pee on around building or worse. Go to park pee odor and people taking dump not what I had in mind.
  • DO NOT TAKE THIS PARK FOR FACE VALUE. It's so easy to walk or ride through and say "ooh pretty statues" but there's far more too it. I suggest talking with the guardians of the culture and the park, the drummers in Congo square. It's truly eye opening.
  • Louis Armstrong Park offers nearby French Quarter goers and residents of the Tremé a more adequate green space, which also houses the Mahalia Jackson Theater and serves as the grounds for a number of festivals and musical performances. Alone, the park is characterized by its lawns and paths along the water features, as well as its collection of statues and sculptures memorializing African American figures. This is a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Quarter, if of course, there aren't any festivities happening within the park already. I only wish that the park had more points of access for pedestrians and visitors. It can seem closed off because of the giant fencing/gates and the few entry points. Also, the prevalent concrete can seem a bit outdated.
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