New Orleans October 11, 2018
5 Gorgeous Parks That Prove New Orleans Is Louisiana’s Most Scenic City
With the weather starting to dip, it’s the perfect time to get outside and spend some time at one of our beautiful parks around the city. New Orleans has dozens of beautiful, scenic parks peppered throughout the city, and you should carve out some time to explore them.
1. City Park
This 1300-acre park has so many attractions, you’re going to need a full day to explore it. Established in 1854, it’s one of the oldest urban parks in the country and one of the top 20 most visited parks in the nation. Take a peaceful stroll through the sculpture garden, sit underneath an ancient oak tree, or spend some time at the botanical garden for a delightful day. The park also has several family-friendly attractions, like Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, which includes a historic antique carousel commonly referred to as the "flying horses." Address: 1 Palm Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124
2. Crescent Park
For lovely views of the city, head over to Crescent Park. This 20-acre urban park offers trails, picnic areas, and perhaps the most beautiful views of the city skyline. Address: 2300 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70117
3. Louis Armstrong Park
Just on the outskirts of the French Quarter in the Treme neighborhood lies Louis Armstrong Park, a beautiful 32-acre green space. Several statues paying tribute to our musical heritage are scattered throughout the park, and fountains and duck ponds are quite lovely. Address: 835 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116
4. Audubon Park
Nestled in the picturesque Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Audubon Park features 350 acres of majestic oak trees, peaceful lagoons, wide open green spaces, and so much more. Riverview, most commonly known as The Fly, has simply breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and is a spectacular spot to watch the sunset. Address: 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118
5. Woldenberg Park
Tiny but mighty, this 16-acre park features a sprawling green space, perfect for a picnic or tossing the ball around. Located right on the Mississippi River, you’ll have the opportunity to see many ships and barges pass through, making it a popular pastime for many locals and tourists to visit when they need a break. Address: 1 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Where’s your favorite park in the city? Shout it out in the comments below!