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TOP Parks and Playgrounds for Kids in New Orleans

Current times require more time in nature, especially for our little ones. Technology, screen time, video games, and even TikTok have taken over our kids’ world, and all they want to do when they get home is grab their phones and tablets until bedtime.

Don’t get us wrong, we love technology and think it is an excellent asset for our kids when it’s used for learning or as a resourceful way of entertainment. But it shouldn’t be the reason why our children don’t spend time outdoors anymore.
During our childhood, going to the local park was our favorite thing to do, and it can be your kids’ as well! Parks are an awesome way for kids to run around and play, burn some energy, and exercise their imagination, and what’s truly great for parents is that they are totally free!

Explore with us the many awesome parks and playgrounds for kids in New Orleans. Your children will have a new favorite spot in town!

Great Parks and Playgrounds for Kids in New Orleans


Stanley Ray Playground

It comes as no surprise that City Park is home to awesome playgrounds! Stanley Ray Playground is the perfect example. Kids ages 2-5 can enjoy slides, swings, and tunnels designed for them.


Magnolia Playground

Another great City Park playground for kids is Magnolia, which is located near a lagoon and sits underneath large trees where you can enjoy a picnic. The playground, geared for kids ages 5-12 features climbing areas, monkey bars, a slide, a balance beam, a rope wall, a climbing wall, and more.


Sir Cumference Playground

This playground sits inside a paved concrete circle, that’s why the name! This great playground inside City Park features monkey bars, a slide, climbing areas, and even musical instruments! The playground is geared towards kids ages 5-12.


Starbucks Playground

Starbucks Playground is geared towards kids ages 5-12 and it’s a parents’ favorite due to the many benches under the shade of oak trees where they can relax and watch the kids!


900 Napoleon Ave.

Laurence Square

Laurence Square is a playground located in uptown New Orleans with play structures, basketball courts, and an all-purpose field where kids can play and run around!


6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA

Audubon Park

There are tons of opportunities for recreation, play, picnics, and more at Audubon Park. The park is home to 3 playgrounds for kids including the St. Charles Ave Playground. Designed for children ages 2-12, it features swings, a rope climbing tower, several slides, and a log tunnel. The Riverview playground features two slides, monkey bars, and a clatter bridge.


Walnut Street

This playground in Audubon Park is worth mentioning by itself. Designed for kids ages 5-12, Walnut Street is a playground built for everyone, including those with different abilities and sensory needs. It encourages physical activity, thinking, seeing, and hearing for all users. The playground has wheelchair access, sensory areas, and places where different generations can play together. Features include a zip line, slides, parallel bars, and a balance beam.


451 Pelican Ave. New Orleans, LA 70126

Confetti Park

Confetti Park in Algiers Point features great playground equipment for kids aged 2-12. Families can enjoy lunch at the picnic tables under the shade of cypress trees. There’s also a small chipped area suitable for running and playing.


1440 Moss St.

Desmare Playground

Desmare Playground is fenced and features play structures such as swings and slides. Families can enjoy a picnic on the benches. The park also features an athletic field.


3000 Downs Blvd.

Lafreniere Park

This expansive park for the whole family offers a variety of attractions: multiple playgrounds, sports fields, a lagoon for duck feeding, a spray park, disc golf, picnic areas, and a 2-mile walking trail. There’s even a carousel! When we say it’s for the whole family, we mean it: there's a "bark park" where your pets can play too!


2100 Napoleon Ave.

Samuel Square

Samuel Square is located in uptown New Orleans and it’s a kids’ favorite when it comes to play equipment! This colorful playground also features basketball courts and fields to run around or play ball.


Mandeville St Whrf, New Orleans, LA

Crescent Park

Crescent Park offers the best views of the Mississippi River! This waterfront park offers plenty of space for kids to play and run freely. It features native landscaping, bike paths, a dog run, and multi-use pavilions for all to enjoy.

There’s so much to do in New Orleans with kids!
Stay tuned to all the opportunities for fun with the entire family.

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