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New Orleans City Park, New Orleans

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Founded in 1853 and spanning 526 hectares (1,300 acres) New Orleans City Park is one of the largest and oldest urban parks in America. Stroll through this green space to discover the botanical garden, sculpture garden, and golf courses. Check out the antique wooden carousel in the park's amusement area, which is more than 100 years old and one of the few of its kind left in the country. The park also is home to the city's soccer stadium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, considered one of the finest art museums in the South. Rent a boat to explore the park's 18 km (11 mi) of lagoons, lakes, and bayous. Bikes are also available for rent. For travelers who use our international travel planner, New Orleans holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the New Orleans City Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you want to try something out of the French Quarter, go to City Park. There's a Cafe du Monde there for beignets and good coffee in the morning. Then walk around the many paths. Very pretty.  more »
  • We were excited to see this amazing park with beautiful gardens including the paddle swans. Unfortunately it started raining and we did not get the full experience!  more »
  • New Orleans is alive and busy and if you want to relax a bit, have some quiet time to yourself, go to one of their many many parks. The trees are so pretty and the city keeps these parks immaculate...  more »
  • City Park has it all. Most beautiful landscape, with walking and biking trails. Boat and bike rentals. Amusement park, putt putt golf, so many great activities. Take a stroll through the botanical and sculpture garden or visit our wonderful museum. City Park is my hang out spot, i love it!
  • This park has a great sculpture garden. Great walking path in the sculpture garden. You can get yourself lost in the garden. There are now two sides of the garden. A great lagoon. Now I think the lagoon needs to be cleaned and a little clear. They could use more variety and diversity in their staff. It's amazing a 60% black city still manages to have spaces with no Black employees or managers etc etc
  • Awesome place for all ages! There's plenty to do here from children's museum to miniature golf to story land and amusement park. You can fish, rent a peddle boat, and the new Orleans museum of art is here. There's playground sets for the kids to play on all around the park. There's handicap accessible parking and entrances available as well as restrooms. Really too much to list. The attractions don't open til 11 though.
  • My dog has to stay inside while I work all day. I was so excited to join City Park Dog Park! I've only been there twice and each time I see new things they have to offer. My dog loves it, and so do I. It's a great place to meet other people 😊 that all love their dogs ❤️ as much as I do.
  • Not a lot of tourist make it out of the quarter to see this park , but my gosh is it worth it. Park is almost completely covered by the shade of the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees. Making it a great place to be outside during the summer months. Also, the FREE sculpture garden has some really amazing pieces. the trail twists and turns around the garden, letting you make your own creative decisions as to where to go next. Don't miss out, go to City Park!!

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