LOCATION: AUDUBON PARK  (6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118) - Near the corner of St. Charles Ave. and Walnut St.

To request a Shelter, Gazebo or Use Permit please fill out our inquiry form HERE. To speak to a department representative email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (504) 212-5420.

Shelter #12 underwent a full renovation in 2017, including handicap-accessible paths, new restrooms, a roof replacement and landscaping improvements that include several 670-gallon oak trees and irrigation upgrades.

This outdoor space has a nearby playground and is ideal for barbecues, family parties, and kid's birthday parties. Audubon Shelter rentals are perfect for hosting your next event without breaking the bank.

Location: Shelter #12 is located near the corner of St. Charles Ave and. Dominican St.

Rental Information: Shelter rental is $350/day. Spacewalks are allowed but users must provide a generator for power, and submit a certificate of insurance at least 10 days in advance of event. Amplified music is not allowed at this shelter. Water and electricity are provided for cooking and small appliances.

Availability: 9 AM - 5 PM

Rental Details:

  • Sq ft: 1,600
  • Outlets: 4
  • Capacity: 32 seated / 40 sheltered
  • Table: Two 8-foot rectangle tables and two square picnic tables
  • Restrooms: Men's and Women's

Walnut Street Playground
The new Walnut Street Playground, located near Shelter #12, promotes interactive physical, cognitive, visual and hearing experiences for all. The unique design offers a welcoming environment for children with mobility challenges, including playground equipment accessible for people who use wheelchairs. In addition, the design presents a variety of features that provide sensory engagement and promote the development of motor skills. There are benefits for adults, too. For parents and grandparents who face mobility challenges, the new playground is built to encourage cross-generational play, a key to building strong family ties.

Examples of the inclusive playground features are wheelchair-accessible areas, including a bongo drum panel that allows children to have fun with rhythm and tone, a Braille and Clock Panel, a Periscope Reach, a Ring-a-Bell Reach and a bridge with guardrails. The largest playground feature is the “ZipKrooz,” a two-way ride similar to a zip line, which includes a track with a bucket seat for children with limited core strength. The playground also has conventional attractions such as slides, parallel bars, a balance beam, boogie board, and tightrope bridge.


  • Parking is available adjacent to the shelter on Walnut St. 
  • This shelter can be accessed from a paved route connecting to Walnut St. 
  • Restrooms at this shelter include wheelchair accessible stalls. 
  • This play-structure has been designed for children ages 5 to 12 years old.

Audubon Park Map