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Public Parks & Squares
 

New Orleans Parks & Squares

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New Orleans’ history permeates through all, and our plazas, squares and parks are no different. Historical squares pay homage to some of America’s most prominent leaders and play host to the city’s largest festivals. Picturesque plazas celebrate the cultural influences of the Spanish, French and Italian. Grand parks, some of the biggest in the country, make for perfect afternoons outdoors. And top it all off with monumental sculptures of art, classic and contemporary, all over town for public viewing – what’s not to love?!

 
New Orleans Parks & Squares
Audubon Park
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-2537
www.auduboninstitute.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: 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.
Big Lake at City Park
Big Lake Trail, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 482-4888
neworleanscitypark.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Take in the natural beauty of NOLA by floating through the historic bayous and lagoons of City Park. Slow down and you’ll notice ducks, swans, geese and other aquatic wildlife, plus a fountain that shoots water about 30-40 feet in the air. With pedal boats that seat 4 and rowboats that seat 3, it’s fun for the whole family.
Champions Square
Lasalle St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 587-3663, (800) 756-7074
www.superdome.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Champions Square is "the" place to party before or after any big event! Relax with refreshing drinks and food from notable restaurants while taking in the festive entertainment in the Square's performance stage fully equipped with the latest technology.
City Park
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 482-4888
www.neworleanscitypark.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Nestled in the center of NOLA, City Park has held a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians. Natural beauty, history, and fun activities make this a popular place to hang out and reconnect. Have a picnic, take a boat ride, or feed the ducks. Go fishing, find a shady spot to read a book, even visit the New Orleans Museum of Art or New Orleans Botanical Gardens. From the largest municipal golf facility in the South to the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world, City Park has something to captivate your curiosity.
Congo Square
835 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational), Historic Site

Description: In the southern corner of Armstrong Park is Congo Square, an open space where slaves and free blacks gathered throughout the 19th century for meetings, open markets, and the African dance and drumming celebrations that played a substantial role in the development of jazz. Local voodoo practitioners still consider Congo Square a spiritual base and gather at the Square for rituals.
Crescent Park
Piety St. at Chartres St., New Orleans, LA [Map It]
www.nola.gov

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Be one of the first to enjoy this brand new green space, located right on the riverfront in Bywater. Crescent Park stretches for 1.4 miles along the Mississippi, providing unparalleled views and access to the water. Take a stroll, ride your bike, or simply watch the river float by while sitting on its banks.
The Fly at Audubon Park
Exposition Dr., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
www.neworleansonline.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: 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.
Fulton Street Square
228 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: From chic restaurants to retail establishments and cozy music clubs, the one block long pedestrian-only Fulton Street Mall offers visitors an exciting night out on the town
Jackson Square
751 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70181 [Map It]

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Earns it's name for one of three bronze statues of Andrew Jackson located in the center of the square.
Lafayette Square
602 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: First known as Place Gravier, it became Lafayette Square after Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans in 1825. Located adjascent to Gallier Hall, Lafayette Square has been the site for inaugurations, yearly pilgrimages by school bands, and jazz concerts for over 150 years
Louis Armstrong Park
835 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
new.nola.gov

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Just steps from the French Quarter sits this public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. Look for the iconic, arched entrance—inside you'll find sites like Congo Square (a historic meeting place for slaves in the 1800s), sculptures, duck ponds and lots of open spaces for relaxing.
Piazza d'Italia
377 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: The Piazza d’Italia, designed in 1978 by renowned architect Charles Moore, is a monument to the Italian-American community and their contribution to the City of New Orleans.
Ponchartrain Landing
6001 France Rd., New Orleans, LA 70126 [Map It]
(504) 286-8157
www.pontchartrainlanding.com

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational), Marina

Description: Ponchartrain Landing is a waterfront recreational vehicle park located on the Navigational Canal just off of beautiful Lake Ponchartrain. The Landing offers secure parking for RVs, a full-service marina for boats of all sizes, a shuttle to and from the French Quarter and Downtown New Orleans, and campground amenities, including the relaxing Lighthouse Bar.
Spanish Plaza
1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Spanish Plaza, originally known as Eads Plaza, was dedicated in 1976 to the City of New Orleans by Spain in remembrance of their common historical past and as a pledge of fraternity in the future.
Woldenberg Park
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 565-3033
www.neworleansonline.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Catch a breath of fresh air along the banks of the Mississippi, just steps from the French Quarter. The path along Woldenberg Park and the Moonwalk provides a place to bike, walk or jog with wide, open views of the river - arguably the best in the city. Sit and watch freighters float upriver, listen to local musicians and street performers, or wander down brick walkways through the park's lush landscape. You might even happen upon a festival taking place in the park's outdoor amphitheatre. Great scenery, plus plenty of grass and benches, make it easy to recharge after a day exploring the city.
 
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