The City’s First Permanent Labyrinth
A Symbol of Hope & Renewal for New Orleans

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What is a Labyrinth?

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(504) 304-4427

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Purpose
The Labyrinth at Audubon Park has been waiting for its own timing and purpose and that purpose has now become clear, particularly as our beloved New Orleans is consumed by the gutting of homes, the rebuilding of levees and the removing of debris from our neighborhoods. The labyrinth stands as a symbol of hope and will offer our New Orleans community a place to heal, to walk together, and to celebrate new life.

Who
The labyrinth has been a five-year collaborative effort of the Audubon Nature Institute and The Friends of The Labyrinth at Audubon Park. One of America’s most well-known creators of labyrinths, Marty Kermeen of Labyrinths in Stone, was commissioned to construct it in Audubon Park.

Where
The permanent labyrinth is located among the oak and sycamore trees on Audubon Park’s East Drive where Laurel Street meets Audubon Park near the Tree of Life. View map

Walking the Labyrinth
The labyrinth’s archetypal symbol of the spiral is the universal representation of transformation. The labyrinth is a tool that provides a sacred place for meditation, centering, and healing. A labyrinth is a walking meditation. All people and all cultures are invited to journey along the labyrinth. As in life, you will encounter many turns. Trust the path. There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. There are no tricks or decisions, just follow the single path, one foot in front of the other, until you reach the center. Return along that same path.

The Friends of The Labyrinth at Audubon Park
We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to build and support the first permanent labyrinth for the New Orleans community. The Friends are also active in projects to educate the public about the history of the ancient labyrinth and to raise awareness about the resurgence of the labyrinth as a meditative and spiritual tool.


For more information, please contact:
The Friends of the Labyrinth at Audubon Park
400 N. Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 304-4427

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