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Washington Square Park

Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: 700 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8512
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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Nice park / too many homeless

Great location near the Frenchman St clubs and restaurants. Playground for the kids. Nice trees. Would be a lot nicer if there weren't homeless sleeping on the park benches... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great location near the Frenchman St clubs and restaurants. Playground for the kids. Nice trees. Would be a lot nicer if there weren't homeless sleeping on the park benches. Doesn't feel quite safe.

Thank rollngstone
Yuma, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

small park surrounded by vintage homes but it wasn't all we were lead to believe it was and basically a waste of time for us.

Thank Noel E
Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This park is a good place to recharge. Its population includes families on the play equipment, couples, picnickers, and jugglers and other street performers rehearsing and practicing. As much as I enjoy New Orleans, I really enjoy the islands of calm that I find in the neighborhoods. Washington Square park is at the end of the Frenchman St. performance area... More 

Thank Robert S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Nice to walk around or sit in for an hour to watch the practicing street performers, we saw jugglers and watched a film set where they were shooting a TV programme. I would suggest taking a picnic here in the day time or just walking around en route to Frenchmen street and the French quarter for a more authentic NOLA... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Found this little park while taking a walk on Frenchmen street. Nice enough park and would be great to hang out in. However, there were a lot of drifters in the park that day and several of them were acting "off"... Definitely wouldn't want to bring kids there if that was always the case. Personally, I felt uncomfortable being there... More 

Thank KCW25
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Washington Square Park was small but well-suited for its purpose - a local park with enough play equipment, enough open space and enough seats and shade. Locked at night of course.

Thank Helen F
Fairmont, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

This park was very nice place to sit and relax. It was a very good spot to stop and watch people. There was music filling the air and lots of restaurants close by.

Thank MightyPenguin
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Went here briefly yesterday to meet a friend who was working in the shops, but this is a nice place to go one street over from the French Quarter past Esplanade avenue. Will go here for sure next time to spend more time here and even have some seafood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

I live very near here and I have been to this park many times. It's a great place to walk your dog or people watch. Local acrobats practice here and on nice days you always here gentle music being played. The oak trees act as a natural air conditioner too! During the power outage after hurricane Isaac this park was... More 

2 Thank KreweduReview
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

Excellent place to take a break and relax after walking through the French Quarter and up Frenchman street. A few locals were hanging out in the park and the area seemed quite safe.

1 Thank Aaron K

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Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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