When you're living in a pet-friendly apartment community in New Orleans such as Springs at River Chase or Springs at Fremaux Town Center, you benefit from having amenities such as an on-site pet spa area and off-leash dog park. However, if you want to explore other outdoor areas with your pup this fall, here are the four best dog parks around New Orleans to check out:
This four-acre off-leash dog park opened in 2010 thanks to the efforts of many local volunteers that raised money to make the park possible. Pelican Bark Park is one of the largest dog parks in the area and includes two different fenced-in areas to separate small and large dogs. If your pup gets hot after running around, he can cool off in one of the dog park's pools. Pet owners also can stay cool and enjoy the company of friends while sitting in the park's gazebo. Please note that the park is closed for maintenance on the first Wednesday of the month and on every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon for grass cutting.
If your dog doesn't do well in crowds, you'll prefer this quiet dog park in Covington. Pretty Acres Dog Park offers all of the same amenities as Pelican Dog Park, but in a relaxed and less crowded environment. Another advantage is the concrete walking path, which gives pet owners the perfect opportunity to work on off-leash training and obedience. Please note that the park is closed the first Monday of the month for maintenance and every Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. for grass cutting.
NOLA City Bark Dog Park spans over 4.6 acres and is the most spacious dog park in the city. Dogs are encouraged to pounce and play off-leash to their hearts' content in the two fenced-in areas that separate large and small pups. Favorite park amenities include the splash fountain, drinking fountains, and quarter-mile wooded path. Different from other dog parks in the area, NOLA City Bark requires dog owners to have a permit to enter the park. Permits can be obtained through the city.
While this might not be the best dog park around New Orleans for small dogs, it's a great place to take larger breeds. Camellia City Bark Park offers a variety of amenities, including two pools, three watering stations and plenty of grass and sand for pups to roll around in. Pet owners will appreciate the abundance of shade this park offers, especially on a hot New Orleans day.
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