New Orleans City Park
New Orleans City Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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  • Lizchasteen
    Clemson, South Carolina45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    I could have spent hours here! So beautiful! We walked around the sculpture garden and couldn't get my family to walk anymore because it was so hot! We ended up driving around to see more and then enjoyed our stop at Cafe Du Monde in the park. So glad we went!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Bowmanator22
    Charlotte, North Carolina5,332 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large park with lots to see
    City Park is a beautiful green space with plenty of places to run (I ran 4.5 miles one morning) and lots to see in an evening. We visited cafe du monde for a late night coffee and beignet. Love the free parking.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • amyw2012
    Birmingham, Alabama2,127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Park
    This is like the Central Park of New Orleans. There is an amusement park, but it is geared toward kids younger than mine. There are beautiful trees and areas of water. There are also family swings and playgrounds. There is also a Cafe Du Monde location here which was better than the one in the French Quarter.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Lauren L
    176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I could’ve spent our entire week exploring this place!!
    Took my three kids & we had so much fun! They climbed trees, we rode bikes, there’s a playground & Cafe du Monde is right there. It’s so beautiful! We visited almost every day we were in town. I got so many great pics, but I know there’s so much more that I didn’t see!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Dan H
    Sarasota, Florida4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful and relaxing experience
    My wife and I took a Lyft to the park to see the Botanical Gardens. We were bewitched by the beautiful ancient live oak trees and spanish moss. Even on a hot day, we felt cool enough in the shade. Cafe dumond was a great stop on the way to the gardens. A few locals were fishing in the pond and caught a few frogs that they showed us. Friendly people, and beautiful scenery make the city park a must-see for anyone visiting New Orleans.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Jack S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Beauty is Stunning.
    I started visiting the park in the 1950's as my mother did in the 30's. What always struck me the most is some of the structures and statues are from the age of the Tartaria. The Tartarian architecture is easy to spot especially the structure with the columns and lions by the water.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Departure49109036156
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice break from the bustle of the French Quarter!
    Beautiful, well-maintained park with winding paths that feature a large number of metal sculptures in all sizes. The streetcar takes you right there from the French Quarter, about 45 mins. There is an art gallery there as well, but we didn't have a chance to visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Alicia K
    Lutherville Timonium, Maryland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely excursion on a nice day. Not to be missed.
    Took he streetcar from Canal St. to the end of the line at New Orleans City Park. This is not to be missed if you enjoy beautiful trees, ponds, landscaping, interesting paths, and art. The Sculpture Garden was beautiful, not only due to the sculptures, but the landscaping and water features surrounding the sculptures. Stopping at the Cafe du Monde in the park was an added bonus. You caneven rent a bike there.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 13 January 2024
  • James R
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is a Must-see.
    City Park is A-mazing! As a local, I visit at least twice per month. The Sculpture Garden is a must-see and the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is there. Cafe du Mond also has a location here. Spacious and beautiful all year round.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Jeff M
    Burlington, Canada63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Pleasant Surprise
    We had an unplanned morning during our trip to N.O. so we decided to take the street car up to the park. Our main goal was to have coffee and beignets at the Cafe Du Monde in the park instead of fighting the crowds at the main location. That plan worked out well as there were only a couple people in line in front of us when we arrived around 9am. It did fill in but nowhere close to what it was like at the main location. After our breakfast we strolled around the immediate area. We only explored the areas in the south end of the park but there was lots to see. There are some beautiful bridges over the water and the McDonogh Oak was close by (over 800 years old). The real surprise was the free Sculpture Garden. The gates opened at 10am and there is a LOT of sculptures to look at in an extremely well manicured grounds. Well worth your time. After the sculpture garden we walked west through the park, took a nice swing on one of the many bench swings, then headed out of the park to visit the Hurricane Katrina Memorial and some of the nearby cemeteries. You could easily spend a full day in the park. We barely scratched the surface. Take the 48 street car (Green route) to the Museum of Art stop (it's the last stop on the route) and it is a short walk to Cafe Du Monde or the Sculpture Garden. If you find yourself at the west end of the park it is only a short walk to the 47 street car (red route) Cemeteries Transit Terminal, which will take you back down Canal to the French Quarter area.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
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Namas C
Levan, UT10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a great place if you are visiting New Orleans. While the city center itself caters to a variety of food and music, here is where you can taka nice leisurely walk and see a few museums-that are all of very high quality. If you are coming to NO with family, do not miss this place. Plenty of parking and lots of trail, food and museums
Written 23 April 2024
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Adrienne C
New York City, NY432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very pleasant place to stroll around and take in the sunshine and lovely sculptures. A highly unique spot for a big city. Definitely recommend visiting! We came during Christmas time and definitely would have done the holiday night walk if we had a few extra days – can imagine that would be spectacular.
Written 29 March 2024
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Thomas L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Great park with plenty to do for families, couples, or solo travelers. Well worth the trip, and highly recommend the Sculpture Garden on a nice day.
Written 29 March 2024
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Jeff M
Burlington, Canada63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had an unplanned morning during our trip to N.O. so we decided to take the street car up to the park. Our main goal was to have coffee and beignets at the Cafe Du Monde in the park instead of fighting the crowds at the main location. That plan worked out well as there were only a couple people in line in front of us when we arrived around 9am. It did fill in but nowhere close to what it was like at the main location.

After our breakfast we strolled around the immediate area. We only explored the areas in the south end of the park but there was lots to see. There are some beautiful bridges over the water and the McDonogh Oak was close by (over 800 years old).

The real surprise was the free Sculpture Garden. The gates opened at 10am and there is a LOT of sculptures to look at in an extremely well manicured grounds. Well worth your time.

After the sculpture garden we walked west through the park, took a nice swing on one of the many bench swings, then headed out of the park to visit the Hurricane Katrina Memorial and some of the nearby cemeteries.

You could easily spend a full day in the park. We barely scratched the surface. Take the 48 street car (Green route) to the Museum of Art stop (it's the last stop on the route) and it is a short walk to Cafe Du Monde or the Sculpture Garden. If you find yourself at the west end of the park it is only a short walk to the 47 street car (red route) Cemeteries Transit Terminal, which will take you back down Canal to the French Quarter area.
Written 17 March 2024
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James R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
City Park is A-mazing! As a local, I visit at least twice per month. The Sculpture Garden is a must-see and the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is there. Cafe du Mond also has a location here. Spacious and beautiful all year round.
Written 24 February 2024
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Alicia K
Lutherville Timonium, MD6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Took he streetcar from Canal St. to the end of the line at New Orleans City Park. This is not to be missed if you enjoy beautiful trees, ponds, landscaping, interesting paths, and art. The Sculpture Garden was beautiful, not only due to the sculptures, but the landscaping and water features surrounding the sculptures. Stopping at the Cafe du Monde in the park was an added bonus. You caneven rent a bike there.
Written 13 January 2024
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Departure49109036156
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful, well-maintained park with winding paths that feature a large number of metal sculptures in all sizes. The streetcar takes you right there from the French Quarter, about 45 mins. There is an art gallery there as well, but we didn't have a chance to visit.
Written 4 December 2023
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2berries
Lake George, NY275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Truly a gem of New Orleans. We enjoyed our stroll through the park. A number of nice spots for a variety of photos…. Nature, bridges, people, etc
Written 20 November 2023
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Holly P
West Valley City, UT59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This park is not something you want to miss, it's big and beautiful, with a beautiful sculpture garden and the trees are a wonderful. So many paths to explore and activities for all ages
Written 16 October 2023
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Jack S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I started visiting the park in the 1950's as my mother did in the 30's. What always struck me the most is some of the structures and statues are from the age of the Tartaria. The Tartarian architecture is easy to spot especially the structure with the columns and lions by the water.
Written 23 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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