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Parks and nature in Louisiana

Top parks

Park
“two mile track around the park for walking, running biking, amazing old oak trees”
  • 318 locals recommend
Plaza
“Go see all the history and enjoy all the local artists and performers that populate this age-old city square where New Orleans meets the river!”
  • 159 locals recommend
Park
“Cute high-linesque park along the Mississippi River, spanning the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods. The views of the River and New Orleans skyline are spectacular. After your walk, be sure to stop by Pizza Delicious for bomb slices and pies. Vegan options available.”
  • 214 locals recommend
Park
“The Audubon Zoo is in Audubon Park, as well as golf courses, and walking trails. Beautiful Park that stretches from St. Charles Avenue to Magazine Street.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Park
“15 minute drive across the bridge. Several short and easy trails with lush vegetation. Great for kids. Good chance to see alligators, birds, snakes etc. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Park
“It has the History of New Orleans in Sculptures, many at times find festivals in the park. near the famous French Quarters.”
  • 91 locals recommend
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”
  • 105 locals recommend
Park
“Picnic along the Mississippi River, while you watch the barges go by. Bring your boiled crawfish from Schafer's Seafood or Bevi and some cold beer, or grab some tasty sandwiches from Breads on Oak.”
  • 68 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“A local dog park and playground across the street from Markey's Bar. Great for pet owners and families.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
  • 2 locals recommend
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Green spaces and lovely parks right across the street from the property. If you need a convenient place to burn off your last 4,000 calorie NOLA meal, taking a stroll around the two blocks these parks occupy or jumping into some pickup basketball on the courts with neighborhood locals might be just what your body needs!”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
Playground
“Just a few minutes walk, and you are standing beside one of the largest lakes in the US! The nearby lake scene includes the picturesque Causeway Bridge, a 24+ mile paved walking/bicycle trail, and the Bonnabel Lakefront Park, a nearby park with a large playground, boat launch, and dogpark.”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Boat or Ferry
“A fun day trip out to the island... pack a cooler and stay awhile, play in the water and explore. So fun to tour the fort and see a piece of history! This is a must see especially during winter months!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“See a beach the way it is, was and will be!!! Very limited man made structure.”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Park
“15 minute drive across the bridge. Several short and easy trails with lush vegetation. Great for kids. Good chance to see alligators, birds, snakes etc. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Trail
“This is a local nature trail for families. Close by and a beautiful nature walk. Many educational stations along the way. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful forest right here in the city. Paths along the bayous to explore and decompress after the wild fun in the Quarter. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Stretches from Midcity to French Quarter. Walk or ride a bike to the Quarter.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Trail
“This 42 mile paved scenic trail is perfect for walking, running, and bike riding.”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“You can see alligators here! A short little trail goes around the swamp--very easy for children and older folks. It's peaceful and a very unique environment.”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“New bike trail with paths and greenspace, excellent way to bike from the French Quarter through Mid-City and arrive in Bayou St John (great destination is the Bayou Beer Garden's back deck)”
  • 1 local recommends
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