Coliseum Square

Park in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Much of the Lower Garden District was designed as a settlement zone for those Americans who began arriving in New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase. Coliseum Square was envisaged as a sort of triangular village green for these residents and, to be fair, the space still serves as a center of gravity and recreational area for locals looking for fresh air. The park does attract the occasional shady hanger-on come nightfall.