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Parks & Picnics

Audubon Park

6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 – Phone: (504) 212-5420
A favorite spot for recreation, picnics or enjoying a beautiful day. Audubon Park is open to the public and also features Audubon Golf Club, a premier public Golf Course.

New Orleans City Park

1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124 – Phone: (504) 482-4888
This 1,300 acre park boasts ancient live oaks, 8 miles of scenic lagoons, historic wooden carousel and picnic shelters.

Congo Square/Louis Armstrong Park

700 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 – Phone: (504) 658-3200
The park is located in the Tremé neighborhood, birthplace of many of New Orleans’ most famous jazz musicians.

Crescent Park

100 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Mississippi Riverfront, from Elysian Fields Ave. to Mazant St.) – Phone: (504) 522-2621
Crescent Park grants unparalleled views of the New Orleans skyline, Algiers, and the Mississippi River, creating an environment for locals and visitors alike to interact and enjoy new vantage points of New Orleans and recreational space along the riverfront.

The Fly at Audubon Park

Exposition Drive, New Orleans, LA 70118 – Phone: (504) 658-3000
Tucked behind Audubon Zoo across the Mississippi River levee, this waterfront portion of Audubon Park is a great spot to relax and take a breath from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. Known to locals as ‘The Fly’, folks come out here to hang out, toss a frisbee, have a crawfish boil, barbecue, or watch the sun go down over the river.

Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70003 – Phone: (504) 838-4389
Located in central Metairie, this park features picturesque lagoons, seasonal boating, lots of ducks, several children’s play grounds, carousel, spray park, dog park, soccer/softball fields, covered shelters, a man-made swamp, a disc golf course, a two mile jogging path, and two outdoor recreation/exercise centers.

Palmer Park

Claiborne at Carrollton, New Orleans, LA 70118 – Phone: (504) 658-3200
Palmer Park is located at the uptown terminus of the historic St. Charles streetcar and is also easily accessible by the S. Claiborne bus route. The 5.6 acre park provides a home for annual festivals, home tours, concerts and filming. Families enjoy the mini-rock climbing wall, brand-new jungle gym, swings and slides, and ample green space to run around.

Pontchartrain Lakefront

6920 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122 – Phone: (504) 286-3100 – Orleans Levee District Police
A popular area that offers picnic, fishing and recreational space with public access to Lake Pontchartrain.  Shelters are first-come/first-serve, so early arrival is suggested.  Someone must stay with the shelter in order to keep the claim for the day.  No rental fee.  Space walks and sound systems with loud music are prohibited.

Woldenberg Riverfront Park

1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 – Phone: (504) 581-4629
Woldenberg Park is 16 acres of sprawling green space stretching between the Mississippi River and the historic French Quarter.


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