Audubon Park opened in 1898 and was the site of the World Cotton Centennial in 1884. People travel from near and far to marvel at and enjoy the ever-beautiful oak trees, lagoons, and expansive green space located within the park. For the millions who use the park for picnics, relaxing, walking, running, cycling and special events there is no better place in New Orleans for recreational fun and relaxation.
Named after artist and naturalist John James Audubon who lived in New Orleans starting in 1821, the park features a 1.8 paved loop for joggers, cyclists, and rollerbladers and several covered shelters ideal for a family reunion or a simple gathering with friends and family.
Audubon Park is located just minutes from downtown New Orleans on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, across from Tulane and Loyola universities. Within its walls sits the Audubon Trail Golf Course and Audubon Zoo.