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New Orleans City Park

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Address: 1 Palm Drive, 1 Palm Drive, 70124, New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone Number:
+1 504-482-4888
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06:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis...

One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.

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Beauty in the Spring

I went to the City Park in May. Lots of flowers, trees, and with the water park environment it was beautiful. It can be warm here in spring so dress the part. There is a local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to the City Park in May. Lots of flowers, trees, and with the water park environment it was beautiful. It can be warm here in spring so dress the part. There is a local Beignet store in the park, take the time to dine and just stair at the giant old trees and southern style of a beautiful... More 

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Algoma, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to see the city lights and were really disappointed. It really is just like an amusement park lit up. The only thing that stays in my mind is the redneck night before christmas and some of the lights were not working so all you really had was the audio which was enjoyable.

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty nice park to take a quick walk, including an outdoor art sculpture exhibition. But don't bother going north of the rail road, it thins out to pretty much nothing but grass.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a large and very pleasant in-the-city bucolic experience, plus New Orleans' art museum. Beautiful grounds for walking, biking. Vastly improved since serious damage in hurricane Katrina in 2005. A bit off the tourist path, but combine with a visit to restaurants in the area, such as Café Degas on nearby Esplanade Ave. Bike path continuity to lakefront area.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the quintessential park for New Orleans locals. You see everything here - from couples, to sporting events, to runners and bikers to wedding and special events. Take a run or bike ride and get a true feeling of the locals.

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Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge Park with many attractions including a beautiful sculpture garden, botanical gardens, art museum and train ride!

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Pacifica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

City Park is approximately 50% larger than New York City Central Park. I took a bike tour that brought me to the park and enjoyed the surroundings. Take the kids to burn off energy, take a stroll through the sculptures or paddle a boat on the lake. A good way to have a relaxing day.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely, classic, city park. It has great open spaces, a museum, a free and nice sculpture garden, places to rent canoes and kayaks, bike and more. I love a vibrant city park and this one will not disappoint. Also, the Morning Call has nice beignets!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful ! I have fond memories as a child of walking through storybook land and watching the puppet shows and riding the merry go round and other rides. The park itself is beautiful and full of large oak trees. It is especially beautiful around Christmas time.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plan time to walk the park and look at the art. You can enjoy lunch at the café as well. A beautiful way to see a different side of a vacation

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Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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