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New Orleans City Park



New Orleans City Park’s mission is to preserve and improve Park spaces for recreational, educational, cultural and beautification purposes.

Since 1850, City Park has transitioned from a local hotspot to a regional treasure to a national tourist attraction. In 1891, the New Orleans City Park Improvement Association was created and has continually overseen the development of the Park as it expanded to 1,300 acres. City Park is known as one of the nation’s oldest and largest urban parks.

Millions of visitors come to the Park every year to either sit under one of our 20,000 trees, fish along a section of our 22 mile shoreline, run around Storyland, stop to smell a rose in the New Orleans Botanical Garden, play sports on our recreational fields, observe our natural habitats, volunteer with our staff, or take pictures until their heart's content. This app will help guide you to the place or activity you wish to experience.

Restrictions implemented due to COVID-19 have caused the Park to close some of our attractions. As we move from phase to phase, we will do our best to keep this app up-to-date with closures or limitations. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

Pardon our Progress:

  • The parking lot (1035 Harrison Ave.) at the main entrance of the Couturie Forest is being upgraded.
  • Starting in ___ of 2021, the paved trails in Wisner Tract will be relayed out.

If you are a Friend’s of City Park member, be sure to keep an eye out for Park Perks!