Audubon Park

Audubon Park is located in the Uptown area of New Orleans and is one of the two major parks in the city. The Park is located between St. Charles and Magazine Street right across from Loyola and Tulane Campuses. The park is home to the Zoo, a very nice small golf course (18 holes no driving range), a jogging trail, clay tennis courts, and “The Fly”. The park’s jogging trail has both a paved route for bikers and rollerblades with pull-up bars, push-up bars, etc.; and a trail that runs through the mighty oaks. But watch out, you have to share this trail with the horseback riders. Some of the homes that line the park even have their own stables.

“The Fly” is a group of soccer fields and picnic tables that overlook the Mississippi River on top of the levy. They keep the lights on the fields until about 9:00 for anyone that wants to fling the frisbee after dark. The Fly is behind the Zoo which is located behind the main park area on the river side of Magazine. The tennis courts are very nice green clay and are also located on the river side of Magazine St. next to the hospital. One confusing aspect of Audubon Park is that the Audubon Park Society also runs the Aquarium and IMAX, which are downtown. (about 5 miles from the park.) There is a riverboat that runs from the middle of the fly to the downtown river walk area. You may purchase tickets for the Zoo, Aquarium, and Imax for one day at a substantial discount.

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