New Orleans Sights

Audubon Park

  • 6500 Magazine St. Map It
  • Uptown
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Audubon Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

Formerly the plantation of Etienne de Boré, the father of the granulated-sugar industry in Louisiana, this large, lush patch of greenery stretches from St. Charles Avenue across Magazine Street to the river. Designed by John Charles Olmsted, nephew of Frederick Law Olmsted (who laid out New York City's Central Park and Asheville's Biltmore Estate), it contains the world-class Audubon Zoo; a 1.7-mile track for running, walking, or biking; picnic and play areas; Audubon Park Golf Course; tennis courts; a swimming pool; horse stables; and a river view. Calm lagoons wind through the park, harboring egrets and other indigenous species. The park and zoo were named for the famous ornithologist and painter John James Audubon, who spent many years working in and around New Orleans.

Sight Information

Address:

6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118, USA

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Phone:

504-581–4629

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/24/2015

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