Lafreniere Dog Park

3000 Downs Boulevard
Metairie, LA
Operating Hours:
Sunrise - Sunset
Managed By:
Jefferson Parish Council
Days Closed:
Yes, a short walk
Park Size:
4 acres
Type of Park:
Other Notes:

Opened January 7, 2012.  This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, shade, and drinking water.

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Kira's picture
Dog-friendly, but not friendly dog-people

The park itself is nice--it's obvious that lots of resources went into the building of the park. But I've seen issues with the owners of dogs-- people not picking up poop, on the phone and ignoring their dogs. There are a group of dog owners who dog like dogs playing or barking. I saw a man get kicked out of the park because nervous, small dog owners were afraid-- the dog was fine, but with women screeching at the man and the dog, it was unpleasant for all. Earlier reports are no longer true-- park rangers are not always there, and calls to the office result in dogs being banned from the park. In the few times I've been there, I've wondered about why more people don't use the park, but sadly now it's clear why.

katykaty33's picture

This is FREE dog park, what i find is nice is that they have a separate area for dogs 22lbs and under.I also like there is always a park ranger there to prevent people from not following the rules.

Alexandra LaCour's picture
So Convenient!

I really enjoy this park and all the people in it. It's so much closer than City Bark and the people here are much friendlier and easy to talk to. Unfortunately the park closes really early but hopefully during the summer it could stay open later. With any luck we'll get some lights put in soon. This is still in the first month of operation so we'll see what happens! :D

huckleberry's picture

Here is an update for the dog park.