- St. Charles & Walnut Aves., 861-2537 – Oak
forested park features playground; golf; biking and jogging
paved track. View of the Mississippi River and the Zoo/Aquarium
cruise dock. Park closes at 11 p.m.
(Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo
are located in Uptown New Orleans easily accessible using the
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line)
- Orleans and City Park Aves., 482-4888 -
Oak covered park features the Carousel Gardens (amusement
rides), Botanical Gardens, Storyland (depicting children’s fairy
tales), railroad train, golfing, fishing, sculptures, lagoons
Storyland in New
Orleans City Park
Fair Grounds Race
1751 Gentilly Blvd., 944-5515 Horse Racing Thanksgiving
Day-March 31 at this thoroughbred track; it hosts Jazz Festival
and other special events in the off-season. Call for race times.
Lafreniere Park - 3000
Downs Blvd., Metairie, 838-4389 - A suburban park featuring
picnic areas, paddleboats and fishing, and the "Tot Lot"
playground. Park closes at 10 p.m. nightly.
Lakeshore Park - Lakeshore Drive Green along the Lake
Pontchartrain shore. Features seawall, picnic areas and