3 Best Dog Parks in New Orleans

Written by Emilio Brown
Published: June 26, 2022
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Dogs need regular exercise and enough stimulation to keep them healthy, ensuring they feel their best daily. If you do not have a large enough yard or want to give your dog a fun experience, dog parks are a great way to let your pup have some off-leash fun. In this article, we will cover 3 of the best dog parks in New Orleans, so if you are in Louisiana, then you are in luck.

Each dog park is different, with some being large, small, or even having structures for your dog to play with. Training your dog properly is important in keeping control of your dog while at a dog park, helping keep everyone safe. There are also several rules posted at dog parks to keep the experience consistent when visiting.

Here are the 3 best dog parks in New Orleans and what to expect when visiting them. Whether in the area or passing through New Orleans, these dog parks will surely give you and your pup a fun time.

1. Wisner Dog Park

At Wisner Dog Park, there is only one fenced-in section for dogs of all sizes to play.

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Wisner Dog Park
Location 4873 Laurel St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Hours 6 AM-10 PM
Price Free 

Wisner Dog Park is a medium-sized off-leash area in New Orleans. This dog park is one area fully fenced-off for breeds of all sizes to play. The ground is flat and dirt. If planning on going in the rainy season, it gets easily muddy, and you should bring something to clean off your dog. There is running water in the park for when dogs get thirsty. Wisner Dog Park also has plenty of benches to sit and watch your pooch.

Wisner Dog Park is a great place to take your dog to run around and play. Poop bags and trash cans are in the park, making it easy to clean up after your pooch. Large trees around the park give ample shade, and the dog park is regularly cleaned. Other dogs are usually in the park, ready to play.

2. NOLA City Bark

NOLA City Bark
Location 10 Magnolia Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Hours 5:30 AM-9 AM
Price Weekly Pass: $10

A permit-only dog park, NOLA City Bark is an off-leash area in City Park. A small and a large dog section are found at this dog park. Both sections are fully fenced-off and have a double-gated entrance. The entire park is around 4.6 acres large. To enter this dog park, you need a permit, which for the year is $55. For each other dog you plan to bring, the price increases by $5. If you are not from the area and want to stop by this park, a weekly or two-week permit is available online for $10 or $15.

NOLA City Bark provides everything you need for your visits, like water fountains and poop bags. There are also restrooms nearby for humans to use. This dog park even has a wash station and a small pool for dogs who love to get wet.

Benches and chairs are abundant in the park. To make it easy to walk through, both sections of this dog park have a concrete path going around the area. NOLA City Bark is one of the best dog parks in New Orleans since it is so large and has various things to do.

3. Crescent Park Dog Run

Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) is on the grass in park.

Crescent Park Dog Run is right next to the view of the Mississippi and has a nice view of it.


Crescent Park Dog Run
Location 3800-3898 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA, US, 70117
Hours 6 AM-7:30 PM
Price Free 

Found in Crescent Park, this dog park is a simple area to let your dog enjoy some time off-leash. Crescent Park Dog Run is fully fenced off, with gravel and sand surfacing. There is no separate section for smaller dogs, so be sure your pup can play with other pups of all sizes. The area is not the largest, but it is good if you want your dog to play with others and stretch its legs.

Crescent Park Dog Run is a simple area with drinking water and benches for your use. This dog park is mostly flat, and in the muddy season, it is not uncommon for the area to get muddy. Crescent Park Dog Run is free to visit and is rectangular-shaped. The area it is in is right next to the Mississippi River and gives an excellent view of the water.

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Kevin Ruck/Shutterstock.com

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