By 1893, Audubon Park was starting to resemble a modern city green space. As interest in improving the park grew, its leaders corresponded with several well-known designers, including Frederick Law Olmsted, to discuss the park's future. In 1898, Olmsted's firm - now under the leadership of his son, John Charles Olmsted - was selected to draw a master plan. The Olmsted firm worked closely with Park leadership until World War II.
Olmsted commented that Audubon's collection of oak trees gave it a "natural advantage over the majority of American parks." While resources were unavailable to implement the entire plan, several major landmarks were constructed, including the classical entrance funded by Mrs. Maurice Stern and Newman Bandstand named for early Audubon Park Commissioner Isidore Newman.
As you can see below, the Park today closely resembles the plans drawn up by Olmsted in the early 1900s.
Erected by Goldring Family Foundation & Woldenberg Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Audubon Park History (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon Zoo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Audubon Zoo's Whooping Crane Legacy (approx. ¼ mile away); DeDroit Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Boré Plantation - Audubon Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swamp People (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trenasse Cutter (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Original Teddy Bear (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. Located on the Audubon Park Trail, just east of the parking lot
Also see . . . Audubon Park. (Submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2018.