Thank you, City Park, for the gift of the exercise equipment and the walking/running/biking trail at the Festival Grounds. It is a great venue to work out in and to enjoy the Park.- Kathy S.
New Orleans has earned a reputation for its booming festival season, and City Park is playing an increasing role in the city’s growing festival calendar. December 2012 marked the opening of New Orleans’ newest festival destination: the Festival Grounds, a 50-acre green space with sports fields, a bike path, acres of wetlands, an exercise area with hydraulic fitness equipment and more. Highlights of the grounds include five soccer fields and a one-mile, 18-foot-wide path for walking, biking and jogging. The Reunion Shelter, a covered, open-air structure, is powered by 65 solar panels.
For most of the year, the grounds are open to the public for recreational use. The Festival Grounds will be closed for ticketed guests during larger events, like the Voodoo Music Experience.
Soon there will be a new playground at the Festival Grounds next to the Reunion Shelter!