New Orleans November 02, 2017
7 Hidden Parks Near New Orleans You’ll Want To Escape To
Sometimes you just need to escape from the hustle and bustle of life, and that’s quite alright. Next time you need to recharge, consider these parks in and around the city.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Crescent Park
Crescent Park offers amazing views of the city, the perfect spot for watching a magical sunset. There’s plenty of space and it’s never too crowded, so you’ll feel like you found a little hidden gem in the Crescent City. Located at 1008 N. Peters St. New Orleans, LA 70117.
2. Lafreniere Park
Head on over to Metairie to enjoy some peace and tranquility at Lafreniere Park. Tons of green space to relax, fountains, landscaped gardens, walking trails, an lovely scenic views all make this a perfect spot to retreat to when you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Located at 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, Louisiana 70003.
3. West End Park
This quiet refuge along the lake is perfect for a tranquil walk with beautiful views. The 30 acre park may be tiny, but it offers amazing views of Lake Pontchartrain, so bring your camera! Located at 7601 Breakwater Dr. New Orleans, LA 70124
4. City Park
Ok so maybe City Park isn't hidden, but when you're talking about Parks in New Orleans, you have to include City Park. This 1,3000-acre park has tons of activities to occupy an afternoon. Take a stroll through the botanical gardens, admire the art in the sculpture garden, or take the kids to Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. There’s also several walking and biking paths that lead you under ancient oak tree canopies and around the Big Lake. Located at 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124
5. Audubon Park
Again, Audubon's not exactly hidden but it didn't feel right to leave it out. Located in historic Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Park is a favorite spot for outdoor recreation for locals and tourists alike. Visitors can take advantage of the 1.8 mile jogging path, playgrounds, tennis courts, and the lovely lagoon. The park also features a cafe, soccer fields and a golf course. Located at 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.
6. LaSalle Park
This lovely urban park features soccer fields, a jogging path, a nature boardwalk and much more. This outdoor oasis in Metairie is a great place to take a casual stroll among the trees. Located at 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003.
7. The Point/Breakwater Park
Head over to Breakwater Park for amazing views of the lake. This is one of the most perfect places in the area to watch the sunset over the lake with the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks. Located at 7637 Breakwater Park, New Orleans, LA 70124.
What’s your favorite park near New Orleans? Let us know in the comments below!