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Exploring New Orleans' smallest parks

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Spring is finally here! To celebrate the changing of seasons, Curbed NOLA has compiled as list of some of the city's smallest parks, perfect for picnics to just catching some quiet some.

Here are our favorite small parks in the city.

Are we missing your favorite small green spaces? Please tell us in the comments, or drop us a line.

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Sophie B. Wright Park

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Though now it's in the shadow of a popular wedding venue and surrounded by a flourishing commercial stretch, Sophie B. Wright Park is a nice little spot on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. The park features an Enrique Alferez statue of Wright, a Louisiana educator. The Little Flea Market happens here, too.

Breakwater Park

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The peninsula park juts out into Lake Pontchartrain in Lakeview. It’s perfect for picnics, fishing, star-gazing, or just enjoying the water.

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Coliseum Square

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The parked tucked in the LGD, known most recently for being the location of the mysterious Pokemonument, has a big, beautiful fountain at the center, plenty of benches and spots to sit, and often hosts movie screenings and other small neighborhood events.

Laurence Square

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Especially with all the construction going on in this neighborhood, this park provides some much-needed serenity. There’s a playground there for the little ones.

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Camp Street Finger Park

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This lush little pocket park is on Camp Street in the LGD.
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Washington Square Park

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A nice little break from busy Frenchmen Street, the oak-tree filled park is usually filled with interesting characters.

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The Clouet Gardens

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Have a quiet moment in front of the glittering mosaic wall at this sweet little Bywater spot.

Fortier Park

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Grab a coffee from Fair Grinds or some wine from Swirl and head to this lush park off Esplanade Avenue, also known as Mystery Park.

Latrobe Park

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Offering a respite from the bustling French Market, this pocket park has a fountain and some seating where you can sit and listen to the band from the tourist-trap restaurant next to it.

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Larkin Park

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Algiers Point has a few pocket parks, and the levee offers green space. Larkin Park is a charming one with benches and a small path.

The Fly (Avenger Park)

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If Audubon Park is too overwhelming, head back to the smaller Fly, which offers beautiful sunset views over the river.

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Markey Park

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Grab some food from Pizza Delicious and have a picnic in Markey Park, which got a big makeover a few years ago.

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Sophie B. Wright Park

Though now it's in the shadow of a popular wedding venue and surrounded by a flourishing commercial stretch, Sophie B. Wright Park is a nice little spot on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. The park features an Enrique Alferez statue of Wright, a Louisiana educator. The Little Flea Market happens here, too.

Breakwater Park

The peninsula park juts out into Lake Pontchartrain in Lakeview. It’s perfect for picnics, fishing, star-gazing, or just enjoying the water.

A photo posted by Kay Curtis (@porquekay) on

Coliseum Square

The parked tucked in the LGD, known most recently for being the location of the mysterious Pokemonument, has a big, beautiful fountain at the center, plenty of benches and spots to sit, and often hosts movie screenings and other small neighborhood events.

Laurence Square

Especially with all the construction going on in this neighborhood, this park provides some much-needed serenity. There’s a playground there for the little ones.

A photo posted by vinylrabbit (@vinylrabbit) on

Camp Street Finger Park

Google Maps
This lush little pocket park is on Camp Street in the LGD.
Google Maps

Washington Square Park

A nice little break from busy Frenchmen Street, the oak-tree filled park is usually filled with interesting characters.

A photo posted by Aruna Kumaran (@kumaranaruna) on

The Clouet Gardens

Have a quiet moment in front of the glittering mosaic wall at this sweet little Bywater spot.

Fortier Park

Grab a coffee from Fair Grinds or some wine from Swirl and head to this lush park off Esplanade Avenue, also known as Mystery Park.

Latrobe Park

Offering a respite from the bustling French Market, this pocket park has a fountain and some seating where you can sit and listen to the band from the tourist-trap restaurant next to it.

A photo posted by Mr. Miyagi (@tsuroots) on

Larkin Park

Algiers Point has a few pocket parks, and the levee offers green space. Larkin Park is a charming one with benches and a small path.

The Fly (Avenger Park)

If Audubon Park is too overwhelming, head back to the smaller Fly, which offers beautiful sunset views over the river.

A post shared by Maya (@mydogmaya_) on

Markey Park

Grab some food from Pizza Delicious and have a picnic in Markey Park, which got a big makeover a few years ago.