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Fontainebleau State Park

New Orleans Parks and Recreation

Southeast Louisiana is filled with opportunities for residents to engage in an active lifestyle – from jogging along paths that meander through two major recreation parks in New Orleans to cycling nearly 30-miles of converted rails-to-trails that stretch along the Northshore from Mandeville to Slidell.

In the city of New Orleans and the surrounding area, residents are able to take part in a variety of family-friendly activities, as well as utilize large, open spaces for recreational games with friends. Parks near downtown New Orleans offer a number of amenities for visitors to enjoy, such as traditional and disc golf facilities, nature trails, paved jogging and cycling paths and boat rentals. In addition, horseback riding lessons, rock climbing, jungle gyms and car racing are all a part of the mix of parks and recreation in the New Orleans area.

Area residents visiting New Orleans’ Audubon Park can walk down the street to experience one of the city’s most well known treasures – the Audubon Zoo. Across town at City Park, residents can enjoy a sprawling park area cherished by locals.

Just a short drive across Lake Pontchartrain, residents are able to take advantage of diverse outdoor and recreational opportunities, such as the area’s pristine, family-friendly parks. Many of these park grounds are connected via the unique Tammany Trace, which allows residents to easily move from park-to-park enjoying a day outdoors, a long bike ride or jog.