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Woldenberg Riverfront Park Nominated as One of Nation's Best

The beautiful park that provides access to the New Orleans riverfront has received a nomination as one of the best riverfront parks in the country. Woldenberg Riverfront Park opened in 1989, and its 14 acres of grass, trees and walkways opened the riverfront to the public to enjoy views of the Mighty Mississippi as it winds its way to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Woldenberg Riverfront Park was nominated as one of the 10Best Riverfront Parks in USA Today’s Readers Choice Awards. This is the first time that the riverfront park has been nominated. It is one of the parks operated by Audubon Nature Institute, and Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Insectarium are located inside the park. It also plays host to numerous festivals yearly, providing a beautiful backdrop for those events.

To cast a vote to support Woldenberg Riverfront Park in the competition, click here.   You can vote every day. When all the votes are in, the announcement for the Best Riverfront Park will be made on April 8, 2024.

This year, Audubon Zoo was nominated in the 10Best Zoo category, the winners in that competition will be announced later this week. In past years, both Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium ranked very high on the 10Best lists. There was no Aquarium category this year, making this first-ever nomination of Woldenberg Park even more exciting.

“This park is the crown jewel of the New Orleans riverfront, said Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO. “We are honored that the hard work our team puts in to keep this park looking so beautiful has helped us earn a place among the top riverfront parks in the nation.”

Riverfront park land will undergo major expansion soon as the “Riverfront for All” project begins construction in late summer. That project will expand the riverfront park land from Spanish Plaza two more miles to connect with Crescent Park, creating one of the largest series of contiguous riverfront parks in the country.