New Orleans is a place that is typically really hot or really nice weather. Pretty much two seasons. I like to get my girls outdoors as often as possible. My husband does a better job at this. He would volunteer to take them to the park on weekends and I was just like..."go"..."me time please"! They usually come back with that delicious outdoor smell, excited and telling me all about their adventures. The #1 park that we frequent the most, happens to be close to our neighborhood. New Orleans has beautiful parks that we have not even visited yet. Sometimes, we will be driving and pass a park. We would stop briefly to let the girls get a little swing and slide time. In the summer months, it's a little tougher to get them out there, especially when the sun is shining bright. The best times to visit are after 6:00 pm or early in the morning. Audubon Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the city. I did not include it in my blog because the kids prefer the parks that I mentioned below. Audubon is perfect for a jogging. This blog focuses on parks with activities. I would suggest keeping a picnic blanket and sun umbrella in the car at all times. I also like to keep a chair in the car.
1. Joe Brown Park
5601 Read Blvd,
New Orleans, LA 70127
There's just so much to do at this park. Not to mention, it is only 5 minutes away from my house. The kids love the play area and the track. They also love the paddle boats. . It is newly renovated. There are tennis courts, basketball courts, pool, recreation center and more. My oldest daughter took her first steps at this park. The first picture was taken around Christmas. As you can see, they were pretty comfortable in December.
Wesley taking her first steps at Joe Brown Park
2. Daneel Playground Park
5501 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Driving down St. Charles, I noticed this beautiful park. I took the kids for a picnic and they had the times of their lives. We have not been here since last summer. I plan on taking them in the Fall.
3. Burke Playground
2524 Annunciation St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
I was surprised when we attended a birthday party here. I did not even know the park existed. It is a huge park with lots of space and activities. This is definitely one of our favorite playgrounds.
4. Broadmoor Play Spot
2021 S. Dupre,
New Orleans, LA 70125
This park is right next to our church - The Promise Church. We take the kids here before we start our Sunday activities. It's small but the kids just want to swing and slide. It's usually pretty quiet on Sunday mornings.
5. City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
So much to do at City Park from running to Botanical Gardens, Amusement Parks, City Putt, Story Land, New Orleans Museum of Art, Train Garden and the Louisiana Children's Museum. You can have a special event i.e. birthday party or just go and visit all of the attractions for the day. It's really not that convenient for us to come here regularly, so I did rank them at the bottom. BEAUTIFUL PARK..
One of the most beautiful in the city. We had our daughter's birthday here on e year and it was truly an experience. It was like we stepped in a Disney movie.
Attending a Birthday Party
Kids Birthday Party
6. Wimbleton Park
5200 Edenboro Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70127
How did we find this quiet neighborhood gem. It sits right behind a family member's house. We were searching for their house and decided to stop at the park first. The park has a few swings and a sliding board. Also, some monkey stuff for the kids to jump on.
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