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World's Most Beautiful City Parks

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Courtesy of New Orleans City Park

The great outdoors and big-city culture come together seamlessly at these beautiful parks.

City Park, New Orleans

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The world’s largest collection of mature live oaks—some more than 600 years old—thrives within 1,300-acre City Park. Find a spot to picnic under the shade of these majestic trees, take a horseback ride, or wander the sculpture park. From March through October, the Botanical Garden throws seasonal parties with mint juleps and live music. Although damaged during Hurricane Katrina, the park became a special place where “people gathered after Katrina and could feel human again,” according to Catherine Nagel, executive director of City Parks Alliance.

World's Most Beautiful City Parks

City Park, New Orleans

The world’s largest collection of mature live oaks—some more than 600 years old—thrives within 1,300-acre City Park. Find a spot to picnic under the shade of these majestic trees, take a horseback ride, or wander the sculpture park. From March through October, the Botanical Garden throws seasonal parties with mint juleps and live music. Although damaged during Hurricane Katrina, the park became a special place where “people gathered after Katrina and could feel human again,” according to Catherine Nagel, executive director of City Parks Alliance.

Courtesy of New Orleans City Park
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