New Orleans City Park, Louisiana (Images of America Series)

New Orleans City Park, Louisiana (Images of America Series)

by Catherine Campanella
     
 


City Park's 1,300 acres cradle the largest collection of mature live oaks in the nation. Established in 1854, it is one of the country's largest urban parks (457 acres larger than New York's City's Central Park and two years older) and contains the highest earthen elevation in New Orleans. City Park has welcomed as many as 11 million visitors per year who walk… See more details below

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City Park's 1,300 acres cradle the largest collection of mature live oaks in the nation. Established in 1854, it is one of the country's largest urban parks (457 acres larger than New York's City's Central Park and two years older) and contains the highest earthen elevation in New Orleans. City Park has welcomed as many as 11 million visitors per year who walk among 50 species of trees, including bald cypress, southern magnolia, and pine, and the thousands of ancient southern live oaks. At one mile wide and three miles long, the park's 11 miles of lagoons (the largest in the shape of Lake Pontchartrain) are stocked with a variety of fish. Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Mission, and modern architecture complete City Park. It is a precious and beloved jewel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738587585
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/26/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,346,618
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

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