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Washington Square Park

700 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8512
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Absolutely nothing to see

Waste of time. Not a very nice place, park is full of homeless people. Wouldn't bother with this... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Tal G
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Quiet little neighborhood park!

Nice place, Big green area. Children’s play areas. Nice green space. Yup there’s some homeless. But... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
UsuallyNotGrumpy
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Columbus, Oh
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26 Mar 2018
“Quiet little neighborhood park!”
10 Apr 2018
“Absolutely nothing to see”
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700 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8512
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Waste of time. Not a very nice place, park is full of homeless people. Wouldn't bother with this place.

Thank Tal G
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Nice place, Big green area. Children’s play areas. Nice green space. Yup there’s some homeless. But it’s a warm area in the US. You’ll see that.

Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Located in the heart of the French Market Washington Square Park allows you to just sit relax and enjoy the day. By a sandwich at one of the man nearby restaurants and just sit in the park and enjoy nature. That or bring a good...More

Thank DavidByk
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Really pretty park!!! Gay pride festival is held here yearly... Nice neighborhood!!! The AIDS Memorial statue is here too!

Thank slaudun
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Wanted to enjoy this park with 2 dogs. Nice location, but did not care for the residents. Would not return, unless for a concert.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Washington Square Park is located on Frenchmen Street, at the border of the residential end of the street and the strip with the music venues and shops. It has a playground for kids, park benches, big, shady trees, and an open, grassy area in the...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great location near the Frenchman St clubs and restaurants. Playground for the kids. Nice trees. Would be a lot nicer if there weren't homeless sleeping on the park benches. Doesn't feel quite safe.

Thank rollngstone
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

small park surrounded by vintage homes but it wasn't all we were lead to believe it was and basically a waste of time for us.

Thank Noel E
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

This park is a good place to recharge. Its population includes families on the play equipment, couples, picnickers, and jugglers and other street performers rehearsing and practicing. As much as I enjoy New Orleans, I really enjoy the islands of calm that I find in...More

1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Nice to walk around or sit in for an hour to watch the practicing street performers, we saw jugglers and watched a film set where they were shooting a TV programme. I would suggest taking a picnic here in the day time or just walking...More

Thank TheHellsBells91
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