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Eight Small, But Iconic Parks Around The New Orleans Metro

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To celebrate the end of a highly successful Micro Week across the Curbediverse, we're going outside. Bundle up a bit and check out our list of eight awesome green spaces around the city that may not be the largest parks in New Orleans but certainly are a big deal in our book.


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Annunciation Square

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Previously featured in our brief history of the First Ward, Annunciation Square is the perfect park to sit and meditate. Incredibly quiet and with a beautiful archway leading in, it's got more than enough space for activities like soccer and frisbee as well.

Markey Park

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As we've previously mentioned, Markey Park used to be a dog park and far more enclosed but is now fairly free. There's a playground and loads of grass for all to enjoy.

Piazza D'Italia

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The Charles Moore-designed Piazza D'Italia was built in 1978 as a testament to the strength of the Italian population in New Orleans. Its placement of postmodern design in the middle of the CBD makes it a unique spot to collect one's thoughts.

Palmer Park

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The largest of our featured parks, Palmer Park offers an art market, farmer's market, and yet another beautiful archway to greet you.

Behrman Park

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Located on the Westbank, Behrman Park takes the archway concept to great new heights with its flashy pop art sculpture. Additional grounds include a gym, pool, and even a stadium.

Washington Square Park

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Located right on Frenchmen St, Washington Square park is just the right size for the tiny Marigny triangle. Community events are frequently held there and many sculptures call the square home as well.

Fortier Park

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Fortier Park feels like a whole other world, despite its small sliver of green space barely making up a block. The park has lawn chairs, chess boards, and is located just across from the fantastic Fair Grinds coffee shop.

Jackson Square

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The iconic park that simply oozes New Orleans, Jackson Square has flowers, benches, trees, and other greenery as well as the iconic St Louis Cathedral.

Annunciation Square

Previously featured in our brief history of the First Ward, Annunciation Square is the perfect park to sit and meditate. Incredibly quiet and with a beautiful archway leading in, it's got more than enough space for activities like soccer and frisbee as well.

Markey Park

As we've previously mentioned, Markey Park used to be a dog park and far more enclosed but is now fairly free. There's a playground and loads of grass for all to enjoy.

Piazza D'Italia

The Charles Moore-designed Piazza D'Italia was built in 1978 as a testament to the strength of the Italian population in New Orleans. Its placement of postmodern design in the middle of the CBD makes it a unique spot to collect one's thoughts.

Palmer Park

The largest of our featured parks, Palmer Park offers an art market, farmer's market, and yet another beautiful archway to greet you.

Behrman Park

Located on the Westbank, Behrman Park takes the archway concept to great new heights with its flashy pop art sculpture. Additional grounds include a gym, pool, and even a stadium.

Washington Square Park

Located right on Frenchmen St, Washington Square park is just the right size for the tiny Marigny triangle. Community events are frequently held there and many sculptures call the square home as well.

Fortier Park

Fortier Park feels like a whole other world, despite its small sliver of green space barely making up a block. The park has lawn chairs, chess boards, and is located just across from the fantastic Fair Grinds coffee shop.

Jackson Square

The iconic park that simply oozes New Orleans, Jackson Square has flowers, benches, trees, and other greenery as well as the iconic St Louis Cathedral.