Mother's Day with Mother Nature


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May 1 2023 | Family Travel Tips

Know what kids love best on Mother's Day? Mother Nature! Pick up a picnic from one or your favorite New Orleans restaurants and pull up some grass at one these four parks.

City Park (Mid-City/Lakeview)

As New Orleans’ largest park, City Park stretches from Mid-City and Bayou St. John into the Lakeview neighborhood toward Lake Pontchartrain. From end to end, City Park boasts luscious green space lined with Spanish moss-draped oak trees and is filled with plenty of walking and biking paths. Come climb a tree, read stories under the oaks, and feed the ducks.

Audubon Park (Uptown)

Audubon Park is another large grassy area with plenty of room to run around and have a picnic. The park also has lots of gazebos and covered areas for setting up camp while the kids play tag and fly kites. 

The Fly (Uptown)

After driving beyond Audubon Park and past the Audubon Zoo, you’ll reach The Fly, a long stretch of a park that borders and overlooks the Mississippi River. Come throw a Frisbee or have a picnic as you enjoy the mighty river in the background. 

Woldenberg Park (French Quarter)

Woldenberg Park borders the Mississippi River on the Canal Street side of the French Quarter. There are lots of statues and art to enjoy as well as river traffic. Come take a walk or jog as a family.

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