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Access to Westwego from the Eastbank is easy by either the Huey P. Long Bridge or the Crescent City Connection. There are a couple of folk tales attempting to explain how it received its name. Some say the phrase was overheard by the patrons of the railroad as the conductor loudly reported their destination as “west we go”. Westwego today The Alario Center is a 2200 seat multi-purpose arena named after John A. Alario Sr., father of Louisiana Legislator John Alario. Most notably the arena was used by the NBA New Orleans Pelicans (formerly the Hornets) as their practice court for eleven years. Because of its great location off Highway 90/Westbank Expressway and its easy access from Lapalco Boulevard, it has become a popular venue for cultural and social activities on the Westbank. Many local schools hold both sporting and non-sporting events here. Some of the events held at the venue were, the Robotics Bayou Regional, the Governors Westbank Luncheon, Southern Sportsman Festival & Expo. and in April of 2014 the Ring of Fire Wrestling event was a big success. Bayou Segnette State Park offers 580 acres of reserved land for camping, canoeing and fishing. There are 98 campsites with water and electrical hookups and cabins for those who would prefer a few more amenities. Use the boat launch and see the swamp and marshlands at your own leisure. There are picnic tables and sheltered areas where family can gather. Children will no doubt find the playgrounds appealing and the wave pool provides fun for all ages and is a great way to cool off.