Crescent Park, New Orleans
About Crescent Park, New Orleans
Crescent Park, New Orleans - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 06:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
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The Crescent Park is a part of the French Market District and covers a stretch of 1.4 miles along the Mississippi river. The park is loved by bikers and walkers for its pathways that offer a fabulous view of the river and the lush-green surrounding. Rent a bike in the city to take a ride here or simply grab your walking shoes to soak in the sun and see a calmer, quieter side of New Orleans.
Crescent Park Information
- Wearing sunscreen and carrying drinking water will be helpful if you plan on spending more time here.
Crescent Park Ticket Prices
- Admission is Free.
How To reach Crescent Park by Public Transport
- By Bus: Dauphine at St Ferdinand
- By Tram: French Market Station
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi.
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I've spent many hours here. Whether it be just thinking, hanging out and drawing, watching cruise ships leave, walking the dog with my cousin, New Years Eve celebration, or a weed If reception. Each time is always memorable.
As a blatant out-of-towner and tourist from nowhere nearby who was pressed for time on a trip, I had absolutely zero plans to visit this park, and to be honest, had no clue about it. Luckily, the girlfriend did her research and directed us here. Even as we climbed the stairs, walked over the rails, and back down into the actual park, I had a sinking feeling that we were heading into a trap or something. The moment we set foot into the park itself, that feeling disappeared, soon replaced with my wide-eyed stare around. Far far far far FAR too often, as a city sees itself change economically, the ruins of a bygone era become home to nothing more than the dirge of a forgotten time. Rust and dilapidation replace a once-vibrant area. Drugs and degradation kill a prominent area. But holy cow, New Orleans did it right, did it correctly. This park occupies what by all rights should be a haven for illicit activity and a place to go for back-alley deals. But it doesn't. It is plain by all accounts, but offers a breathtaking view of the city and the river. Plenty of space to wander, perfectly open (with the exception of collapsing piers that are blocked off), and a well-lit area to walk. Chatted with locals, who were friendly and inviting. Met some dogs, who I assume were locals as well! We walked for some time, then made a memory holding hands and saying nothing, staring at the artificial lights of a beautiful and wonderful city, as the natural light slowly dissipated. Such a beautiful park. Truly wonderful that it was not just boarded up and forgotten.
Amazing place to workout. The converted warehouse is a gem. The trail is good, too.
An elevator is provided for those wanting to view the river and flowers. An easy walk with restrooms and water fountains. Nice place to just lounge and enjoy the day.
I love the dog park. I also ride my bike along the river around 6am, the sunrise is beautiful!
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