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.
New Orleans City Park Reviews
I started by visiting the Botanical Gardens. There is an admission but it's very affordable. I highly recommend it. I ate a packed lunch in the sculpture garden then had a delicious dessert at the Caf... more »
Take a break from the usual tourist sites and visit the City Park. The grounds offer lovely walking paths and gorgeous flora and fauna; great for nature lovers who also like to people watch. more »
It is a nice park with plenty of things to see and do, it is huge. There are beautiful sculptures and architecture, I would just like to see them better maintained (maybe pressure washed). This park has everything from buildings to cafes and even an amusement park. You can definitely spend all day here since there is so much to do. It is a picturesque park, you can take amazing pictures almost everywhere.
Such a beautiful park located in the heart of New Orleans. The variety of trees and plants are beautiful, and it's a great place to go for a walk or sit down to relax. There are plenty of activities in the park, along with various paved and off the road trails to follow. Very well maintained park as well.
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