Spend some time venturing through City Park New Orleans. The park is home to attractions like the New Orleans Botanical Garden, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Park visitors can play tennis, golf, run, jog or walk the track, go fishing or boating and lots more. There's so many outdoor activities and things to see at the park, you may need to dedicate a whole day to experiencing it all.
The Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve is an outdoor destination comprised of six separate parks that serve as specific examples of the natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. Visit the park's visitors center and headquarters in the historic French Quarter to get the scoop on New Orleans history and the cultures in the region.
Canal Street: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Algiers Point: 101 Morgan St, New Orleans, LA 70114
Lower Algiers: 7360 Patterson Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131
Chalmette: 1600 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA 70043
Phone: (504) 309-9789
Take a ride on the New Orleans Ferry Service and get a great view of the city's outdoor landscape and skyline. The ferry has been in operation since 1827 and travels from the foot of Canal Street to Algiers on the West Bank. One dollar gets you on board, and across the Mississippi River. There are four terminals to depart from.
Explore the history of jazz music at the 4-acre New Orleans Jazz National Park. The park features the Jazz Walk of Fame, which highlights a famous jazz musician at each passing lamp post. Some of the musicians honored include Jelly Roll Morton, Al Hirt, Danny Barker, and of course, New Orleans' own Louis Armstrong.
Admire over fifty sculptures that reside in what is considered to be one of the most significant sculpture installations in the nation, the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The garden is part of the New Orleans Museum of Art and many of the pieces featured have been donated to the museum. Master sculptors of the 20th century like Antoine Bourdelle, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, and Louise Bourgeois have works featured in the garden.