To natives of New Orleans, it's not hard to imagine why the Big
Easy was named one of Homes.com's top five cities with beautiful parks. New Orleans was ranked
among San Diego; Holland, Michigan; San Francisco; and Norfolk, Virginia for its
The greenery in NOLA is vast and not only includes bigger spaces
like Audubon Park and City Park, but smaller green
spaces like Palmer Park and Louis Armstrong Park.
Homes.com paid special attention
to just one New Orleans green adventure: City Park. This is a sprawling 1,300
acres of trees, plants, and other attractions located in the heart of Mid-City.
City Park is home to over 2,000 plants from across the globe, according to Homes.com.
Visitors can also the company of one of the park's 30,000 trees, including
a grove of the oldest mature live oak trees in the world, according to
neworleanscitypark.com. Some of these trees are almost 900 years old!
In a park teeming with trees and long stretches of lagoon, it's
not uncommon to encounter some NOLA wildlife. Be on the lookout for alligators,
frogs, pelicans, ducks, turtles, and other animals as you explore the park's
many natural attractions. According to Neworleanscitypark.com, the best
place to see the park's exciting variety of birds is the Couturie Forest, which
even includes the highest point of elevation in New Orleans: 43 feet about sea
If climbing in the trees or picnicking by the lagoons isn't your
style, there's plenty more to enjoy in City Park. Carousel Gardens Amusement
Park and Storyland are just two of the additional attractions located inside
City Park's 1,300 acres and are the perfect place for kids to expend some
excess energy. During the Christmas season, Carousel Gardens turns into a
winter wonderland with an extensive light display. Storyland's walk through of
classic fairy tales includes many features that kiddos can climb on to become
part of the stories themselves.
Visitors to City Park can also enjoy City Putt mini golf, the
Botanical Gardens, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Sydney and Walda
Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and the Children's Museum.
For more info about City Park, please go to https://neworleanscitypark.com.