We recently "rediscovered" this area during Jazz Fest in June though we have been going to Truckeroo for a few years now (definitely check that out too). It's absolutely amazing! The landscaping and architecture are beautiful. It's extremely family friendly but fun even if you don't have kids. The wading pool and splash park are especially fun. There are a number of excellent restaurants in the area. You can find a spot to relax, exercise, have a picnic or enjoy the Friday night outdoor summer concerts. People are hanging out with family and friends until late at night during the weekend so you know it's safe. We all felt like it was being in Europe..check it out!