Family Parks and Picnics


Audubon Park

6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
A favorite spot for recreation, picnics or enjoying a beautiful day. Audubon Park is open to the public and also features Audubon Golf Club, a premier public Golf Course.

City Park

1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70119
This 1,500 acre park boasts ancient live oaks, 8 miles of scenic lagoons,
historic wooden carousel and picnic shelters.

Congo Square/Louis Armstrong Park

701 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
The park is located in the Tremé neighborhood, birthplace of many of New Orleans' most famous jazz musicians.

The Fly at Audubon Park

Exposition Drive, New Orleans, LA 70118
Tucked behind Audubon Zoo across the Mississippi River levee, this waterfront portion of Audubon Park is a great spot to relax and take a breath from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. Known to locals as ‘The Fly', folks come out here to hang out, toss a frisbee, have a crawfish boil, barbecue, or watch the sun go down over the river.

Joe Brown Park and Recreation Center

601 Read Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70127

Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70003
Located in central Metairie, this park features picturesque lagoons, seasonal boating, lots of ducks, several children's play grounds, a snack bar, baseball fields, covered shelters, a manmade swamp, a Frisbee golf course, a two mile jogging path, and two outdoor recreation/exercise centers.

Palmer Park

Claiborne at Carrollton, New Orleans, LA 70118
Palmer Park is located at the uptown terminus of the historic St. Charles streetcar and is also easily accessible by the S. Claiborne bus route. The acre park provides a home for annual festivals, home tours, concerts and filming. Families enjoy the mini-rock climbing wall, brand-new jungle gym, swings and slides, and ample green space to run around.

Pontchartrain Lakefront

6920 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122
A popular area that offers picnic, fishing and recreational space with public access to Lake Pontchartrain.

Woldenberg Riverfront Park

1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Woldenberg Park is 16 acres of sprawling green space stretching between the Mississippi River and the historic French Quarter.