There’s nothing better than being at New Orleans City Park on a Saturday morning. My husband went to Morning Call and enjoyed a hot cup of cafe au lait and beignets then took a leisurely stroll through Besthoff Sculpture Garden inside City Park. More than 60 sculptures fill the Besthoff Sculpture Garden which is directly outside of NOMA.
Approximately 5 acres in City Park most of the sculptures were donated to NOMA by the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation. The sculptures are nestled among pines, magnolias and live oaks which add to the natural beauty of each sculpture.
Our quite Saturday morning stroll is a stark contrast from the streets of the French Quarter which were next on our NOLA Date Day.
Using my camera phone I decided to snap a few pictures so my out of town readers can appreciate and enjoy. I love color so naturally I was drawn to those but I also enjoy anything unusual. As you can imagine the Safety Pin (Corridor Pin, Blue) and “Blue Dog” by Cajun artist George Rodrigue are among my favorite!
Spending the day at New Orleans City Park is a travel must! Family friendly and affordable, your family can enjoy the Botanical Gardens, Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the New Orleans Historic Train Garden. When the weather gets a bit warmer you can also enjoy City Splash & City Park’s City Putt.
Bring the camera and start exploring!
Sculpture Garden Hours
Monday – Friday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
NOMA offers a free audio tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, which is accessible through visitors’ cell phones and highlights all of the sculptures in the Garden. The tour is available free of charge.
Will New Orleans be on your 2015 travel “cities to visit” list?