Visit the park honoring one of the greatest local jazz musicians.
Located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, musical history was made at this location. Look for the arched entrance and take your time admiring the statues. A lagoon is located in the center of the park, and there are plenty of grassy areas to relax here, making it an ideal place for a day trip. Before Louis Armstrong came along, this park was known as Beauregard Square. Back in the day, slaves would congregate in the park on Sundays to socialize, dance, and play music together.
Annually, there are Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations held at Louis Armstrong Park. It is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm during the warmer months and 8 am to 6 pm in the winter. Other park features include the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, French Opera House, Sculpture Promenade, Louis Armstrong Sculpture Garden, and Jazz Compound. Bring your friends and family to Louis Armstrong Park the next time you visit New Orleans.