Stretching over 1,300 acres, New Orleans City Park is a wonderful attraction for locals and tourists, perfect for a mellow afternoon picnic or a full day of sightseeing. There are lots of things to do for visitors of all ages, from miniature golf and food trucks to walking paths and tennis courts. It's home to the world's largest stand of mature live oaks, including the Singing Oak, which is festooned with wind chimes by artist Jim Hart. Also located within the New Orleans City Park is the New Orleans Museum of Art. The New Orleans City Park is easy accessible via the Canal streetcar and a short walk from Le Pavillon. If you're looking for a hotel close to New Orleans City Park, Le Pavillon Hotel offers deluxe accommodations just 15 minutes away, near the French Quarter and the Garden District.
Admission to the Park is FREE. There are admission fees of $4 to $12 for City Putt, Carousel Gardens and Botanical Gardens.
Open daily from 30 minutes prior to sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series
Big Bass Fishing Rodeo & Fishtival
Date Night at Carousel Gardens
City Putt Mini Golf
Historic Train Garden
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
New Orleans Botanical Garden
What are some Park activities for children?
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park has more than a dozen rides for kids of all ages, and of course the centerpiece is the historic merry-go-round. Storyland is home to 25 sculptures from classic fairy tales and children's literature like The Three Pigs and Captain Hooks. Be sure to try out the Dragon Slide! Another cool attraction is Big Lake, where you can rent paddle boats or take a hike on the Louisiana Nature Trail.
Is there a way to find out about special events in the Park?
The best way to find out the latest City Park happenings is to check the online calendar at http://neworleanscitypark.com/calendar. Events are subject to change without notice, so you can also call ahead to double-check at 504-482-4888.