New Orleans July 11, 2018
The One Hidden Gem In New Orleans That Only Locals Know About
This one little hidden gem in New Orleans has been a favorite recreational spot for locals for years. It’s the perfect spot to toss the ball around, lay out in the grass, or watch the boats sail by. Let’s take a closer look.
Audubon Park is a 350 acre park that was created in 1871.
Named after artist John James Audubon, this popular park has been a popular recreational park for tourists and locals for almost 150 years.
Known for its canopies of live oaks, jogging paths, and reflective lagoons, Audubon Park is the perfect spot for when you need to relax.
From the playgrounds to the pool, there’s something for everyone at Audubon Park.
One of the most delightful parts of the park is Riverview Park.
More commonly known as "The Fly.", this little slice of Audubon Park features amazing river views, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds.
Ever wonder how The Fly got its nickname?
In 1969, a building was built in the area that was meant for concessions and restrooms. Locals thought that the roofline of the building resembled a butterfly, so the building became known as "the butterfly building". By the early 1980s, the area had become known as The Butterfly. Sadly, in 1987 a barge smashed into the building, closing it for good. It was eventually demolished a couple of years later, but by that time the nickname had stuck.
The Fly has some spectacular sunset views.
Perhaps some of the best in the city! Just about every night you can catch a handful of photographers out there, trying to get that perfect shot.
It's a delightful little spot to come relax with some friends and just enjoy the beautiful views.
You can find Audubon Park at
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Have you ever been to The Fly? Let us know in the comments below!