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"Audubon Park" Parks Tip by Ewingjr98

Parks, New Orleans: 14 reviews and 24 photos


Audubon Park is located right across the street from Loyola and Tulane Universities, so it is a popular place for students in the afternoons during the school year. The park offers a variety of activities including a running trail, swimming pool, horse stables, golf course, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters and more. The park is also home to New Orleans' famous Audubon Zoo

The area presently known as Audubon Park began as the home of a mayor of New Orleans, then during the Civil War, it was a Confederate Camp, then a Union hospital. In 1884 the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, which laid the foundation for the huge park. Once swampland, the exposition grounds were reformed into parkland by John Charles Olmsted, who designed and developed New York's Central Park. Shortly after the exposition, in 1888, the park was renamed in honor of John James Audubon the famous artist and naturalist who painted some of his works in Louisiana.

othercontact: 6500 Magazine Street New Orleans
Phone: (504) 581-4629

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2011
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