Lincoln Park (New Orleans)

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Lincoln Park was a noted amusement park in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1902 to 1930. It was located in the Gert Town section of the city on the downtown side of Carrollton Avenue between Oleander and Foshay Streets (near where Earhart Boulevard intersects Carrollton now). It was devoted to amusements for the city's African American population. Early jazz musicians such as Buddy Bolden, Bunk Johnson, Freddie Keppard were heard here. John Robichaux's Orchestra was a regular feature. The park also had a skating rink, and featured hot-air balloon ascensions on weekends. For several years in the first decade of the 1900s the adjacent block across Short Street was "Johnson Park".