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Parks & nature in New Orleans

Plaza
“Walk, run, or bike the 1.8 mile loop at Audubon Park. The park includes an exercise circuit, a lake that is home to local ducks, beautiful Spanish moss-covered oaks, 2 playgrounds, and benches which make nice spots to relax with a book. Plenty of room for picnicking as well. Located between St Charles Ave and Magazine St, across the street from Loyola University. A short 1.6 miles from our front door. ”
5 locals recommend
Playground
2 locals recommend
Park
“Popular neighborhood park, located on St. Charles streetcar line. Easily accessible to tourist and residents. ”
4 locals recommend
Lake
“Walk, bike or run around the big lake in City Park. Boat Rentals available.”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to sit by the river and relax. Walk the Riverwalk path to shopping and restaurants. ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Take the 45 bus line, see memorial, and the 47 streetcar down scenic Canal Street to French Quarter”
3 locals recommend
Park
“It's hard to believe, but in the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Stallings Park's free swimming pool is just fantastic. Adult swim at certain hours, nicely kept up, not too crowded.”
6 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Cemetary where you can take an audio tour in your car. Closes at 5:00 so you have to get there by 4 or they won't let you take the CDs. ”
6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“This small pocket of outdoor space on Bourbon Street is dedicated to the renowned musicians of New Orleans. Stop in to listen to jazz music daily from 10am to close. The stage is small, but the setting and music make for a great place to sit and listen for a stretch. Tables and chairs are mixed in among statues of musicians, and Café Beignet calls the back of the courtyard home. Plan on snacking on warm beignets or order up a Cajun specialty for breakfast, lunch or dinner while listening to local musicians do what they do best.”
5 locals recommend
Dog Run
“The French Quarter's unofficial dog park. Small park with the perfect amount of shade. Also a great playground if you need to take the kids and burn some energy.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Nice place for a picnic. Be sure to head over to Lakeshore Drive and relax by the lake too!”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Small lot that has been converted into a tiny neighborhood park. Cute place to relax and eat a poboy.”
2 locals recommend
Park
2 locals recommend
Park
“Right along the river, beautiful place to stroll, ride a bike, walk a dog, there is art in the park, roller skating, inline skating etc.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Within walking distance, has paddle boats, beautiful trees, nice walking trail.”
2 locals recommend