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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Lafayette Square

Location: Bound by St. Charles Ave., Camp St., North Maestri St., and South Maestri St.

Size: 2.5 acres

Historic Landmark: Part of the Upper Central Business District Historic District

Playgrounds: No 

Additional Information: Lafayette Square, a 2.5 acre park, is located directly across from Gallier Hall.  This noted Greek Revival building, designed by architect James Gallier, Sr., served as City Hall for over 100 years.

Known as a favorite gathering spot for concerts and festivals, including the free annual spring 12-week concert series Wednesdays at the Square and the annual fall free Harvest the Music, Lafayette Square is the second oldest square in New Orleans. It is still used for inaugurations and civic events. Designed in 1788 by Charles Laveau Trudeau, general surveyor of Louisiana under the Spanish government, it is also used for weddings, corporate events, filming, and parade-watching during Mardi Gras. 

Click here for full information on park or square rental, including fee schedule, necessary permits and supporting documents, and more.

 
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Last updated: 11/5/2013 9:16:55 AM

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