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New Orleans

Louis Armstrong Park

Louis Armstrong Park, formely known as Beauregard Square, is a 32-acre (130,000 m2) park located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter. It was designed by New Orleans architect Robin Riley. The park contains the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium, the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, Congo Square, and part of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. The park was also home to the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The park is named after jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Monuments include a statue of Armstrong by Elizabeth Catlett, a bust of Sidney Bechet, and a depiction of Buddy Bolden.