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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
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Beautiful Park

This park has much to do...the art museum, sculpture garden and botanical garden but is also peaceful and offers paddle boats.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christina C
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Burnt Hills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park has much to do...the art museum, sculpture garden and botanical garden but is also peaceful and offers paddle boats.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only visited the Sculpture Garden. We spent the better part of an hour enjoying the beautiful formal garden. The walk is wrapped around a body of water with a bridge crossing the waterway. The statues were spaced nicely so as not the be overcrowded. The sculptures ranged from traditional, to contemporary, to the sublime. The park is located at... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have time, check out this beautiful park. It transports you back to another era. Then there are the modern sections with ball fields of various types. There is a small refreshment building with sandwiches, drinks and ice cream.

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

City Park is a very beautiful park its has the all kinds of things going on in this park. The museum has beautiful session going on in it, rides for the children, places for wedding, paddle boat rides, walking path just every thing going there love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen. Not only is the park breathtaking beautiful with its enormous oak trees, but it has a wonderful sculpture garden and art museum. You can truly spend an entire day at the City Park.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the park as part of our city tour with YMT Vacations. Had a snack at the restaurant near the sculpture area of the park. Sculptures interesting. From a tourist's prospective, NOLA is blessed to have such a large, beautiful public area.

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upstate ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited City Park on a recent visit to NOLA. Went to the museum, the Sculpture Garden and the Botanical Garden, The Botanical Garden probably has potential, but virtually nothing was in bloom in February. The museum has a real mixture of exhibits and easily could be a whole day excursion. Not a lot of things that would interest children, however.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend a day in the park walking and viewing different points of interest. I would suggest taking the train to see the entire park.

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through the park one morning to see what it was all about. There are a lot of interesting things to do for both young and old. Art Museum, Sculpture Garden, Playground, Amusement Park, Botanical Garden and lots of parking. Looked like a great place to spend a few hours if you have children or just want a break... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem....beautiful green space for walking, playing with children, enjoying brunch....a really delightful place to spend a Sunday morning!

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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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