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New Orleans City Park

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Address: 1 Palm Dr, 1 Palm Drive, 70124, New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608
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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Wonderful Place

Love going here year round. I love going around Christmas time. The lines flow smoothly. Train rides are sweet.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love going here year round. I love going around Christmas time. The lines flow smoothly. Train rides are sweet.

Thank Emi427
Cumming, Georgia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many people visiting NOLA don't bother to visit the city park. That is a big mistake. The park is on the streetcar line allowing easy access. This park is huge. It has amazing areas to walk with frequent park benches and trees for shade. There is an art gallery on the premises. There isn't a charge for the park, but... More 

Thank vjmsuma
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great way to spend a day.....we chose to buy our boiled crawfish and have a picnic by the lake....AWESOME! Then we took the kids to the amusement park and Story Land where they had a great time. Cheap amusement rides where they can ride all day for under $20. You can truly explore all day here as... More 

Thank Matt M
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This is a beautiful place to stroll its well kept and if the weather is nice a pleasant p[lace to spend a morning or afternoon

Thank barbaraj373
Covington, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The new South course opened on Friday April 21st. The course is beautiful and very well designed. The clubhouse Grill has great burgers and private dining rooms for events. The entire facility is open to the public. City Park has created another first class addition to the Park!

Thank Norman A
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of open space and foliage. Nice morning walk with Museum of Art, Botanical garden in the same complex. Saw a small alligator in the water. Easily accessible through street car or taxi/Uber

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The kids enjoyed the amusement park, sculpture garden, surrey rides, story land. The staff needs customer service training. Only one person, "Meg," at the "Construction Zone" ride, smiled and seemed to enjoy her job. Everyone else (except the Sheriff's staff) frowned, barked, scowled, and were unfriendly. The Park should either hire people who like kids and enjoy being outside, or... More 

Thank SusanB478
Smoketown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting my son allowed us to spend a day at City Park. Went to the sculpture garden, botanical gardens and NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art) The museum is a great value and has displays of many of the great masters along with different artifacts from different periods and countries. Amazing display among just a beautiful park. Anxious to return... More 

Thank Bruce D
West Hollywood, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely park filled with old Southern Live Oaks bestrewn with garlands of Spanish Moss. It gives one an idea of how the area would look without buildings. There is a pond and a lot of birds too. It was a great break from the city. There's also a sculpture garden, and a place to get coffee and Beignets.The park is... More 

Thank rachilde
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to New Orleans 6 times before this last trip in March, but I've spent all of my time in the Quarter every other trip. This time around, I wanted to get away from Bourbon and do something different. The friends we were visiting were shocked we had never been to City Park, so that's where they took... More 

Thank Randa W

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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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