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Escape to a local park, or spend some time exploring one of our state parks. Located just steps from hotels, shopping and attractions you will find Lafreniere Park and La Salle Park.

Lafreniere Park, nestled in a residential area, is beautifully landscaped with open green spaces, soccer and baseball fields, a carousel, family picnic areas, children's playground, a fitness path and equipment, as well as a 20 acre lagoon winding through the park with several species of fish, and home to a park favorite, ducks!

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Lafreniere Spray Park, located near the Carousel, features several water features designed for children ages 12- & under. Children will enjoy playing in the spray area, so come out and enjoy the fun at the newest addition to Lafreniere Park! Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Patrons must bathe/shower prior to arriving. Aqua socks/sandals are permitted in the spray area.

Open/Closes: The Spray Park is open 7 days a week beginning Saturda, May 25 through Friday, August 9; Open on weekends only beginning Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, September 1; Open Labor Day Monday, September 2; Closes Tuesday, September 3.

Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. private rentals only.

Admission: $5 per person per 90 minute session (if at maximum capacity, time limit will be enforced).



lasalle park

LaSalle Park
, located adjacent to Zephyr Stadium, home of the N.O. Zephyrs' Triple A baseball club, features a fitness track, baseball, soccer and lacrosse fields. The park is ideal for tournaments.   



barataria park

Visit Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve located just outside suburban Marrero on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The Preserve offers a taste of Louisiana's wetlands. Enjoy the serene setting as you fish for catfish, trout, and perch.

bayou segnette park

Visit Bayou Segnette State Park nestled in the natural beauty of Louisiana's swamp lands, a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the boat launch, you may explore many areas not readily accessible by land routes. Both salt and freshwater fishing are available, as well as boating, swimming and making a splash in the wavepool.

Take a trip to Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island, Grand Isle. Grand Isle State Park features a 400-foot long public fishing pier where it has been reported more than 280 species of fish live in the waters surrounding this sandy isle. Boat charters are readily available for your fishing excursion, or you can unwind with a walk along the beach or on the park's nature trails. Boating, swimming, and other water sports are plentiful, as well as crabbing.


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A Pelican State Fishing Charters with Captain Dave
  • 4916 Fran Lane
  • Barataria, LA 70036
  • Phone: (504) 578-9795
  • Region: Lafitte

We offer guided Lafitte/Barataria LA fishing charters. We are located at the north end of the Barataria Basin in southeastern Louisiana. You'll have the opportunity to catch red fish, black drum, MORE >>

Airboat Adventures LLC
  • 5145 Fleming Park Road
  • Lafitte, LA 70067
  • Phone: (504) 689-2005
  • Region: Lafitte

Come join our outgoing captains on a high speed Airboat Ride! You'll be touring 20,000 acres of tidewater cypress swamp. It's a dynamic ecosystem supporting many types of aquatic and moist-soil MORE >>

Audubon Nature Institute - Aquarium, IMAX, Butterfly Garden &Insectarium & Zoo
  • 6500 Magazine Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone: 504-581-4629
  • Region: New Orleans

Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at the Aquarium of the Americas.  Penguins, sting rays, sharks and other MORE >>

Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
  • 6588 Barataria Boulevard
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: (504) 689-3690
  • Region: Marrero

The Barataria Preserve is one of six sites comprising Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The Barataria Preserve interprets the culture of people, past and present, who settled the MORE >>

Bayou Barn
  • 7145 Barataria Boulevard
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: 504-689-2663
  • Region: Lafitte

Cajun festivals, weddings and private parties! Perfect venue for your Louisiana themed venue. Bayou Barn is a casual, open air restaurant, dance hall and catering facility on Bayou Des Familles. We MORE >>

Bayou Segnette State Park
  • 7777 Westbank Expressway
  • Westwego, LA 70094
  • Phone: 504-736-7140
  • Region: Westwego

Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all MORE >>

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
  • 110 Frenier Road
  • Laplace, LA 70068
  • Phone: (504) 467-0758
  • Region: Laplace

Eco Swamp Tours in the historic Manchac Swamps! Fun and educational tours. Professional guides and friendly staff. Open Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm -- we can take from 2 people up to 150 people! MORE >>

Captain Phil Robichaux's Fishing Charters
  • 1842 Jean Lafitte Boulevard
  • Lafitte, LA 70067
  • Phone: (504) 689-2006
  • Region: Lafitte

Let Louisiana saltwater fishing guide Captain Phil Robichaux, or a member of his professional fishing charter team, take you through historic Lafitte, La., stopping at secret hot spots, where you'll MORE >>

Chateau Golf and Country Club
  • 3600 Chateau Boulevard
  • Kenner, LA 70065
  • Phone: (504) 467-1351
  • Region: Kenner

Chateau Golf & Country Club was developed in 1972 as the premier residential and championship golf complex in the Greater New Orleans area. It boasts a magnificent 50,000 square foot clubhouse, which MORE >>

Fore! Kids Foundation, Inc.
  • 11005 Lapalco Boulevard
  • Avondale, LA 70094
  • Phone: 504-342-3000
  • Region: Avondale

Since 1958, the Fore!Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service organizations through golf events like the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Golf Ball Gala and several charitable MORE >>

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Louisiana Wetlands

Barataria Preserve

The Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve offers daily Ranger guided tours, a Junior Ranger program, an inter-active visitor center, and educational tours.
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Upcoming Events

Gretna Heritage Festival

3 day festival with performances by national and Louisiana favorites. 
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Bridge City Gumbo Festival

Bridge City's "world famous" Gumbo is cooked daily at the festival gro
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Uncle Sam Jam Lafreniere Park Music & Fireworks

Bring your blankets and chairs.  Food & beverage vendors available (NO
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