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1 Palm Dr., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70124
City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrop for dances, concerts and even gentlemanly duels or “affaires d’honneur” for generations.
Today’s City Park offers something for everyone. Stop and smell the roses in the Botanical Garden. Enjoy art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Stroll through the sprawling green space or get active on the park’s biking, jogging, and walking paths. Practice your serve on one of 26 tennis courts or hit the links on City Park’s new 18-hole golf course.
The park also offers a host of family-friendly activities, including the one-of-a-kind antique wooden carousel in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park – a hand-carved marvel of “flying horses” that has been a family favorite for nearly 100 years.
Today’s park is home to ancient oaks, modern art and everything in between. Drop by to discover the beauty of a live performance, 160 years in the making. 
City Park is paradise for kids, plain and simple. From wide-open outdoor spaces and playgrounds where your little ones can wander to thrill rides in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park to exploring nature’s mysteries in the Botanical Garden or Couturie Forest, the park is a wonderland of fun and adventure for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for fun family activities and things to do with your kids in the park, you’ve come to the right place.   
Book a Field Trip ~ Discover Storyland ~ Take a fun ride at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park~ Trek around Big Lake ~ Snack on beignets at Morning Call ~ Hit the playgrounds ~ Explore the great outdoors ~ Find furry, feathered and finned friends ~ Get on track at the New Orleans Historic Train Garden ~ Celebrate a birthday ~ Putt a hole in one! 
Featured Event: Celebration in the Oaks
Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the Park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. 
Due to the immense popularity of this holiday attraction, we strongly recommend buying tickets in advance from  this link to avoid waiting in ticket lines. Saturdays are the most heavily attended nights. You will find smaller crowds on other nights. 
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Phone: 504.482.4888

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