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Abita Springs Trailhead
22049 Main St
Abita Springs, LA 70420
(985) 871-5327
Located on the Abita River, the Trailhead & Park has several sheltered picnic tables, historic pavilion, splash pad, Town Museum and a children’s playground. The pavilion was designed by Tomas K. Sully for the New Orleans Cotton Centennial Exposition of 1884 and later moved to Abita Springs and reconstructed over the then famous flowing spring. After Hurricane Katrina, the pavilion and historic Museum building were relocated to the entrance of the park. This began our entire Park improvement project. We are proud of our award-winning Trailhead & Park and continually…
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A.L. Davis Park
2699 LaSalle St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Directly across the street from the former Magnolia/C.J. Peete Public Housing Development, the park holds extensive historical and cultural significance within the context of the neighborhood and the city. It is the meeting place of the Mardi Gras Indians on the annual Super Sunday parade. (from mylifecity.com)
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Algiers Point
1301 Pelican Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 368-5388
New Orleans’ second oldest neighborhood, Algiers Point is populated with turn-of-the-century homes – some dating back to the 1840s. Its quiet 19th century small town atmosphere is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter located directly across the Mississippi River. This bucolic community enjoys the same churches, schools, corner groceries, restaurants and neighborhood businesses which have existed for years. The Central Business District is only a ferry ride away making for one of the easiest, leisurely commutes to work each day. algierspoint.org
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Annunciation Park
1522 Chippewa St
New Orleans, LA 70130
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City Park's Big Lake
1 Palm Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-482-4888
Not to be confused with that other “big lake” just outside of the city, City Park’s Big Lake has been one of the park’s most popular recreational attractions since it opened to the public in October 2009. The lake is surrounded by 25 acres filled with art installations, wildlife and wetlands, paths for walking, jogging and biking, the New Orleans Museum of Art and much, much more! Parking is available on Lelong Avenue and in a lot on the north side of Big Lake on Friedrichs Avenue. The Singing Oak…
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City Park's Train Garden
1 Victory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-483-9386
The Historic New Orleans Train Garden is one of the park’s hidden gems, tucked away in a vibrant, lush corner of the Botanical Garden. The train garden features typical New Orleans home and building architecture made with botanical materials, and replicas of streetcars and trains that wind around the track. Visitors walk along a pathway representing the water surrounding the city and “stops” along the track give brief histories of the neighborhoods and the train and streetcar lines that served them. As visitors walk they overlook 1300 feet of track…
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City Putt Miniature Golf Course
8 Victory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-483-9385
City Park’s newest attraction is a ball! City Putt is a 36-hole mini golf complex with two courses: the Louisiana Course highlights cultural themes and cities from around the state; the New Orleans Course showcases streets and iconic themes from around the city, with signs detailing the city’s historic sites at each hole. City Putt is 100 percent ADA accessible and located on Victory Drive across from the entrance to Carousel Gardens, Storyland and the Botanical Garden. Looking for a unique location for a birthday party or special event? City…
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Coliseum Square Park
Camp St
New Orleans, 70130
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Congo Square
835 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Congo Square is celebrated on this date’s Registry from 1817. It is the informal name for an open area in the southern corner of Louis Armstrong Memorial Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. Officially named Beauregard Square and Congo Plains, the site is paved with cobblestones and has large oaks and ornamentals. The site has remained an open meeting area since the establishment of the city in 1718. Before 1800, Black slaves gathered on Sunday afternoons in this open field just outside the city walls on the edge of the Treme…
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Crescent Park
Mandeville St Whrf
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
504-522-2621
Crescent Park is a world class linear, waterfront park in the heart of New Orleans. The park provides an unparalleled view and connection to the river.
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CRISP Farms
1310 Lesseps St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 669-1502
Community research into sustainable permaculture is the mission behind CRISP. Using recycled and donated materials, we strive to create an environment of education and experimentation for the local community. We provide organic produce as it becomes available, rain barrels, as well as seedlings and starts for neighboring gardeners.
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Delcazal Park
Corner of Verret and Opelousas Streets
Algiers, LA 70114
Located between Verret and Seguin Streets., this children’s park was the original site of the Duverje cemetery and chapel. The remains of the DUVERJE and OLIVIER families and their slaves were moved in 1916 to Metairie Cemetery, and the land was donated to the City as a playground. (From Algiers Point Historical Society – www.algierspoint.org)
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Easton Park
600 N Lopez
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 338-6800
Recreational Park.
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Fontainebleau State Park
62883 Hwy. 1089
Mandeville, LA 70448
985-624-4443
Located just a short drive from New Orleans by taking a nice drive across the 24 mile long Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge. You can see the Fontainebleau State park to the right when your a mile from the end of the bridge. You will see the rental cabins that are on the waters edge of the lake plus the fishing pier sticking out. There is also a pier close to the bridge which is part of Sunrise Park. The 3rd pier about 2 miles from the bridge is the one…

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