It’s been a long time coming, but the Bywater Crescent Park is now open and ready for strolling. Marked clearly across the Mississippi River skyline, the main entrance to the Crescent Park is the towering ironclad bridge located at the end of Piety Street in the Bywater.

As Phase 1 of the “Reinventing The Crescent”, the park is full of curious direction, lush greenery, and tons of public seating. I always make sure to stop at either Satsuma for coffee or Pizza Delicious for some pie before heading across the bridge. Take a look at the images below, and get a feel for just how lucky we are to live in New Orleans.

As a side note, if you are looking for a place to chill during this week’s French Quarter Fest, head over to Crescent Park and take a load off.