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Audubon Park
Audubon Park

Audubon Park

Free admission
Daily from 5am - 10pm.
6500 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70118

The basics

As one of NOLA’s most significant green spaces, Audubon Park features on many sightseeing tours around town, including tours of the French Quarter. See it from the water during a sightseeing cruise aboard the historic Steamboat Natchez. Those looking for some exercise will find a 1.7-mile (2.7-kilometer) track for recreation, while families flock to the park to observe critters at the excellent Audubon Zoo.

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Things to know before you go

  • Audubon Park is an excellent choice for families and spontaneous travelers; no need to plan a visit in advance.
  • Park admission is free, but the Audubon Zoo requires a separate entrance ticket.
  • Nearly all of the park and its facilities, including the zoo, is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.
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How to get there

To get to the park by public transportation, take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to the stop across from Tulane and Loyola Universities. There’s also free parking in lots along St. Charles Avenue for visitors with a car.

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When to get there

The best time to visit the park is between February and May, when temperatures tend to be cool and dry. If visiting in summer, head to the park early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the midday heat. The Whitney Young Pool is open during summer months.

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Bird Island

Spend some time in Audubon Park, and you’ll likely notice an island in the center of the park’s lagoon. This is Ochsner Island, also known as Bird Island for its thriving rookery. Hundreds of birds nest on the island each year, including: great, snowy, and cattle egrets; little blue and tri-colored herons; black and yellow-crowned night herons; double-crested cormorants; and anhinga.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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