"Take a Walk (or a run) in Audubon Park" Audubon Park Tip by Sunshine64

Audubon Park, New Orleans: 12 reviews and 26 photos

  Fountain in Audubon Park
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  • Fountain in Audubon Park - New Orleans
      Fountain in Audubon Park
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  • Side of the fountain in Audubon Park - New Orleans
      Side of the fountain in Audubon Park
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  • Beautiful Tree in Audubon Park - New Orleans
      Beautiful Tree in Audubon Park
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  • Turtle in pond by the bandstand - Audubon Park - New Orleans
      Turtle in pond by the bandstand - Audubon Park
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I'd heard a friend who lived in NOLA for a while talking about going for a run in Audubon Park, so naturally I had to see what that was about. From the French Quarter you take the St. Charles street car to the Park, which is right next to Tulane University. When you get off the street car, you are at the main park entrance, where you will see a beautiful fountain that has drinking fountains on 2 sides so you can fill your water bottle :)

A paved loop trail circles the park between St. Charles St. and the Zoo. But you can also go around the zoo and get to the riverfront section of the park and look at the muddy Mississippi.

Lots of beautiful trees in the park, and tons of birds on the inside of the loop on the north side. You can't miss them. I don't know what kind they are - looked kind of like swans, but they were in trees.

Not knowing what was there, I found it a great exploration.

Address: St. Charles Ave. to Mississippi River
Directions: between Walnut Street & Exposition Blvd.
Phone: 504-581-4629
Website: http://www.auduboninstitute.org/audubon-park

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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