Continue walking straight. We're about to pass through Crescent Park. From here, it stretches for 1.4 miles along the Mississippi River, which is on your right. It's a fairly recent addition to the city and has provided Marigny and Bywater residents new access to the Mississippi River which borders the neighborhood.
Take a stroll down here, and you have views of the river and Algiers on the other side, as well as the New Orleans skyline. It's a great place to bike or just sit and watch the freighters come from all over the world, passing through on their way to everywhere. In many ways, it's a place still figuring itself out. Skateboarding is officially prohibited, but Piety Street wharf, a former industrial wharf space, is now a skateboard destination known as "Barcenola." It's known for its optimal surfaces and idyllic views. Many residents complain, too, about the lack of access as there are only three entrances to the park, two of which are nearly one and a half miles apart. It will be interesting to see how the park evolves. In the meantime, it's a great place to get from Elysian Fields to the Bywater, which we are doing right now.
Keep walking straight ahead. I'll leave you to walk in silence for about 5 minutes.