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Parks & nature in Jefferson Parish

Park
“Park with oak trees, jogging & bike paths, a lagoon, picnic shelters, tennis courts & playgrounds.”
329local recommendations
Art Museum
“NOMA is a great but we picked this because we love their sculpture garden. It’s free and they recently expanded it. ”
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Plaza
“This is a historic location right in the middle of the french quarter. Here you can really immerse yourself in the true culture of New Orleans. ”
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Restaurant
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“A charming escape from the city, the Country Club is a beautiful restaurant & bar. Also a pool on-sight, with a poolside bar & outdoor kitchen. Most notably known for their Drag Brunch! Catch the show every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - be sure to make a reservation as this place books up months in advance.”
239local recommendations
Park
“Part of the French Market District, Crescent Park is a 1.4 mile, 20 acre urban linear park that connects our community and visitors to our riverfront. This unique public space provides breathtaking views of New Orleans, native landscaping, bike paths, a dog run and multi-use pavilions for all to enjoy.”
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Track
“City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrop for dances, concerts and even gentlemanly duels or “affaires d’honneur” for generations.Today’s City Park offers something for everyone. Stop and smell the roses in the Botanical Garden. Enjoy art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Stroll through the sprawling green space or get active on the park’s biking, jogging, and walking paths. Practice your serve on one of 26 tennis courts”
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Park
“Louis Armstrong Park is a 32-acre park located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter. In the 1960s a controversial urban renewal project leveled a substantial portion of the Tremé neighborhood adjacent to Congo Square. ”
94local recommendations
Park
“Want to see the ships on the Mississippi? Head here with a daiquiri from the whole on the corner or Carrollton Ave and St Charles and watch all the boats head down the Mississippi River. I’d suggest this in the morning or evening during the summer as it’s super hot out there”
67local recommendations
Park
“Great birding. Awesome way to walk out into the various ecosystems of the swamp on a nice boardwalk. Federal park so it's got guides as well and often see an alligator toward the back portion of the walk if it's not winter. ”
69local recommendations
Sculpture Garden
“A gorgeous outdoor space in City Park. It’s a world-class collection that’s as much fun for art snobs as it is for folks looking for Instagrammable moments. Free 7 days a week. ”
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Park
“Woldenberg Riverfront Park is 16 acres of sprawling green space stretching between the Mississippi River and the historic French Quarter. Begin or end your walk in the Park with a visit to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or Entergy Giant Screen Theater, both adjacent to the Park. The riverside jogging path is popular with city dwellers, as are the sculptures and artwork. Don't be surprised if the sights include a strolling band, impromptu second line or a bustling festival! The prime location makes Woldenberg Riverfront Park a perfect setting to escape and unwind.”
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Arts & Crafts Store
“5.6-acre park featuring grassy areas, big shade trees, a playground & a popular monthly arts market.”
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Travel Agency
“Great swamp tours. Recommend taking the airboat tour. Beautiful scenery with tons of wildlife including gators :) They also have a 2 mile hike/trail through the beautiful swamps and marshland. The best swamp and gator tour in the area. Only 30 mins cab ride from our property. Buses also available from the French Quarter. Great locations for guided Swamp Tours. ”
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Park
“Relax with a good book - or do a self guided walking tour of the Lower Garden District.”
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Park
“Congo Square is an open space, now within Louis Armstrong Park, which is located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street north of the French Quarter. The Tremé neighborhood is famous for its history of African American music.”
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Theme Park
“Old Fashion rides under the oak trees! Carousel, rollercoaster, ferris wheel and more. Great for kids also check for beer nights for adults! ”
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