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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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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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Spring Fun

Beautiful large park with lots of room to roam. The view was nice from many angles. People were friendly, and the place is very family friendly. We did some running, riding, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful large park with lots of room to roam. The view was nice from many angles. People were friendly, and the place is very family friendly. We did some running, riding, and playing there.it is a must do in NOLA.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can hire all sorts of self-propelled wheeled transport from the rental place near the lake. We took a couple of cruisers and went up to the top of the park, which was quite deserted and had some good paths through scrub and swampland.

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Thank BoxleyS
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved spending time in City Park. We played golf at City Putt, ate beignets at Morning Call, and sat on low hanging tree branches as we relaxed and enjoyed the scenery. It is tranquil and well maintained. The sculpture garden is here as well but they really do close early and will not let anyone in 45 minutes before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were beautiful sculptures, a nice place to walk. A playground for the children as well as some sort of story book land.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

take a relaxing stroll thru the city park. meet amazing people, see street performers and get engulfed in the local culture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This park has something for everyone. I went on Thanksgiving so the botanical garden and NOMA weren't open but I still enjoyed a very nice visit exploring the park itself. I definitely would come back and visit again.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptionally well designed for meandering, contemplative walks. Plenty to see and tranquil enough to provide a respite from the hyperactivity of the French Quarter. The sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art is a must see and...it's all free.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As complete strangers to New Orleans, we were a little anxious about visiting this park in November in case it was deserted or felt unsafe, but we needn't have worried. The main parts of the park were busy and we actually visited twice because we all enjoyed it so much. The lake was a great place to spot wildlife (unusual... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stroll by the lakes and fountains, looking at the statues of jazz musicians. A very interesting interlude.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every city has a large park and this is one for New Orleans. It's not bad. If you enjoy parks on a nice quiet day, you can't go wrong here.

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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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