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This Unique Attraction In Louisiana Is An Absolute Must-Visit

John Ghost

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When you think of New Orleans visions of Bourbon Street chaos and French Quarter beauty come to mind. But New Orleans has so much more to offer. In particular, is the spectacular and magical New Orleans City Park. The 1,300-acre park opened to the public in 1854, making it one of the oldest city parks in the country.

New Orleans City Park - Photo by AJ Schroetlin
New Orleans City Park – Photo by AJ Schroetlin

The City Park is the Perfect Place for Group Gatherings

Year-round there are attractions at the park that rival just about any other city park I’ve ever seen. Concerts, holiday events, nature outings, photography gatherings, you name it.

Here are a few amazing shots of events that go one at the park as well as just simple serene beauty on any given day.

Photo by Bryan Quigley
Photo by Bryan Quigley

The afternoon sunlight shines a lovely glow upon the park in the picture above. The abundant plant and animal life in the park bring everything to life.

The Peristyle is a Very Unique Attraction at the Park

Peristyle, City Park Lagoon, City Park, New Orleans - Photo by Len Blanks The Peristyle, located in City Park, was built by Andry & Bendernagel in 1907, originally as a dancing pavilion. The Peristyle is a Neo-Classical structure with Ionic columns, guarded by four concrete lions. Colour infrared image taken with an IR-modified Nikon D70s.
Peristyle, City Park Lagoon, City Park, New Orleans – Photo by Len Blanks

The Peristyle was built by Andry & Bendernagel in 1907. It was originally a dancing pavilion. The Peristyle is a Neo-Classical structure with Ionic columns, guarded by four concrete lions. It’s the perfect place for outdoor weddings, which is especially true in the fall and spring months as the colors of the leaves are incredibly striking. Also, it serves as an excellent place for any kind of gathering where you want to capture the hearts of your guests.

Don’t Miss Out on Beautiful China Lights

China lights light up the night at the New Orleans City Park. Red Koi fish and pink tulips abound.
Photo by Paul Broussard
Photo by Paul Broussard

The China Lights are absolutely stunning. The artistic creativity, as well as profound beauty, are mesmerizing, to say the least. All through the New Orleans City Park, you’ll find decorative Koi fish as well as large flowers and plants. They all bring the night into life with an abundance of striking colors and beautiful decor.

Photo by Paul Broussard
Photo by Paul Broussard

Celebration in the Oaks is truly stunning and gorgeous. The New Orleans City Park lights up at night creating a wonderland-like atmosphere for guests to get lost in. The lights reflect off the pools and mirror the night sky above. It’s truly a special treat to see the park this way.

Photo by Paul Broussard
Photo by Paul Broussard

The clouds look awesome in this photo of the Celebration in the Oaks! Is there a more appropriate topping for a New Orleans Christmas tree?


You may not be planning a trip to a park the next time you’re in New Orleans. But you really should consider stopping by when the wildness of Bourbon Street becomes too overwhelming and you need some peace. Or really, you should just make it a point to come and visit the park anyway. You’ll never forget such a beautiful experience.

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