Latrobe Park

French Market along Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA

Submitted by: Max Conrad

A small park with ample seating and lush planting.

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Why It Works

The park is surrounded by an open air cafe that features live music that attracts many people. The cafe and park are so popular, that they have merged in their uses. The intimate scale of the place seems to be comfortable to those who frequent it.

What Makes Latrobe Park a Great Place?

It is linked to the French Market, Artillery Park, Moon Walk on the Mississippi River and the historic Jackson Square complex.

The place feels safe. It is surrounded by the cafe and shops that attract many users.

The uses are passive, primarily sitting the shade and listening to the music coming from the open adjacent open air cafe.

Locals and visitors alike are attracted to this place as singles and in small groups.

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