New Orleans City Park, New Orleans

4.7
#1 of 20 in Parks in New Orleans
Founded in 1853 and spanning 526 hectares (1,300 acres) New Orleans City Park is one of the largest and oldest urban parks in America. Stroll through this green space to discover the botanical garden, sculpture garden, and golf courses. Check out the antique wooden carousel in the park's amusement area, which is more than 100 years old and one of the few of its kind left in the country. The park also is home to the city's soccer stadium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, considered one of the finest art museums in the South. Rent a boat to explore the park's 18 km (11 mi) of lagoons, lakes, and bayous. Bikes are also available for rent. For travelers who use our international travel planner, New Orleans holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the New Orleans City Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including New Orleans City Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to New Orleans City Park
New Orleans City Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,054 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The park was huge, but also amazing. And I didn't realize how popular the area is to go geocaching in.  more »
  • We had a great morning here walking around the sculptures and we rode on the miniture train around the park. easy to get there by tram  more »
Google
  • City Park has it all. Most beautiful landscape, with walking and biking trails. Boat and bike rentals. Amusement park, putt putt golf, so many great activities. Take a stroll through the botanical and sculpture garden or visit our wonderful museum. City Park is my hang out spot, i love it!
  • This park has a great sculpture garden. Great walking path in the sculpture garden. You can get yourself lost in the garden. There are now two sides of the garden. A great lagoon. Now I think the lagoon needs to be cleaned and a little clear. They could use more variety and diversity in their staff. It's amazing a 60% black city still manages to have spaces with no Black employees or managers etc etc
Places to stay near New Orleans City Park

Plan your trip to New Orleans

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in New Orleans

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h

Historic Sites in New Orleans

View all >
4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h
1.4
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in New Orleans

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from New Orleans

4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in New Orleans

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
3.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in New Orleans

4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min