Everything to Know About Visiting City Park in New Orleans


Since 1854, families from near and far have enjoyed the mossy canopies and amusing attractions of New Orleans’ City Park. The 1,300 acres of trails, oak groves, and gardens fulfill any craving for the great outdoors. Children and the young at heart will relish the enchantment of Storyland. As one of the largest parks in the country, there is much to discover at City Park.

Nature Attractions and Outdoor Recreation

Spend some time golfing, biking, boating, or walking among the world’s largest forest of adult live oak trees. The park’s Couturie Forest comprises eight ecosystems and is home to various native species of plants and wildlife. Plenty of open greenery and waterways exist for recreational activities like disc golf, paddle boating, birding, and fishing. The Couturie Forest, botanical garden, Pelican Greenhouse, and dog park create an action-packed outdoor experience.

Family-Friendly Activities

City Park has activities to keep kids entertained for hours on end. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park houses one of the oldest carousels in the country, alongside thrilling amusement rides. At Storyland, young ones can enjoy a magical playground filled with sculptures of storybook characters. The fun doesn’t end at the amusement park. Families can also enjoy a game of putt-putt at City Put or spend the day learning at Louisiana Children’s Museum. Luckily all of the attractions are within a short walking distance.

Art Museum and Sculpture Garden

The city’s oldest art museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), also lives within City Park. Art enthusiasts can ponder local, national, and international artworks of various mediums within the museum walls. Those interested in larger-than-life sculptures are in for a treat at NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Guests can revel in the eccentric pieces among the scenic 200-year-old oak trees within the park.

Traditional Treats and Food Vendors

Several cafes and sweet snack vendors are scattered around City Park. Each museum and golf course offers quick bites at their in-house restaurants. Those looking for a special treat can taste the French Quarter in Cafe Du Monde’s powdered sugar beignets and cafe au lait. City Park Snoballs keeps everyone cool by serving refreshments and traditional New Orleans snowballs.

Special Events

City Park offers 50 acres of open greenery that guests may utilize for special events throughout the year. The park hosts weekly events, including arts and craft markets and small-scale concerts. When the Louisiana weather cools off, many host private parties and wedding receptions on the grounds. During the holiday season, visitors can enjoy the tradition of Celebration in the Oaks when lights, decor, and holiday music fill the park.

Have a Staycation at the Jung Hotel & Residences

The best way to enjoy a staycation in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.