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The Riverview

The Riverview

The Riverview, also known as "The Fly" to locals, provides open green space, recreational fields, a playground and beautiful views of the Mississippi River. Accessible by ample parking this area is open to the public from 5am to 9pm and can accommodate a wide variety of activities.

Picnic Areas

The Riverview has been a popular picnic destination for over 50 years featuring grassy areas. Public bathrooms are available for guests visiting the Riverview.

Soccer Fields and Baseball Diamonds

The Riverview features athletic fields—some with lighting—for soccer, rugby, lacrosse and flag football league play and tournaments. A baseball/softball complex features five fields, one of which is specially designed with a rubberized surface that allows children with special needs to play baseball. The soccer fields and baseball diamonds located in the Park are operated by Carrollton Booster Club. Please contact Carrollton Booster Club for use of these facilities.

Miracle League Fields

The most unique of the five baseball fields, the Whitney Bank Miracle League Field, features a baseball diamond built atop a rubberized surface that allows children with special needs to play baseball. Civic leader David Voelker led the charge to build the field—it is Louisiana’s first Miracle Field and one of 200 in the United States. It was created through a partnership among Audubon, Children’s Hospital and the Miracle League of Greater New Orleans. Opening day was September 26, 2009 when 60 New Orleans area disabled youths played baseball for the first time ever.


The riverside portion of Audubon Park is known as the Fly, an almost-forgotten reference to the butterfly-shaped river viewing shelter constructed in the 1960s and later demolished in the 1980s.

Park Visitor Info


Shelters & Rentals

Getting Around


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Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans' most prominent rookery. An excellent spot for bird watching.
Guests travel from near and far to marvel at the century old oak trees, lagoons, and expansive green space designed by the Olmsted.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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