City Park is at the n. end of Esplanade Ave. An equestrian statue of Gen. Pierre G. Beauregard greets visitors at the Esplanade Avenue entrance to the 1,300-acre municipal park, one of the largest in the country. The park contains the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, Storyland and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. There also are scenic lagoons; hiking and biking trails; and disc golf, golf, tennis and picnic facilities on the grounds. Pedal boats and rowboats can be rented.
Fishing is allowed with a permit.
Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.