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City Park is one of the United States' most-visited public urban parks, spanning 1,300 acres, or more than twice the size of New York City's famed Central Park. The park is recognized nationwide as an archetype for urban park spaces, overseen by the City Park Improvement Organization, a branch of the Louisiana state government. Despite damage done by Hurricane Katrina, it is home to the largest collection of mature live oak trees in the world, with many reaching over 600 years in age. Multiple athletic facilities are offered, including areas for tennis, golf, disc golf, rugby, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and baseball. For an additional fee, visitors can ride classic and modern rides at the park's seasonally-operating Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, which is home to an historic carousel, a drop tower, and the Live Oak Ladybug Rollercoaster. Other attractions include a 60-acre forest, a botanical garden, and several museums and restaurants.
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, Phone: 504-482-4888
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