The park staff accomplish a great deal to keep Lafreniere beautiful and well-maintained year-round. Their tireless efforts sometimes go unnoticed, but the results are appreciated by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  This is a listing of some of the improvements and significant maintenance projects which have been and are currently being undertaken.

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Cleaned Debris from Lagoon

Start Date:12/1/2014
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Repaired Token Machine in Carousel

Start Date:12/1/2014
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Cleaned Out Storm Darins

Start Date:12/1/2014
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Power Washed Carousel Biulding

Start Date:12/1/2014
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Repaired West Napoleon Fence

Start Date:12/1/2014
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Installed New Bench on Jogging Trail

Start Date:10/1/2014
Complettion Date:10/1/2014


Power Washed Children's Memorial in Parterre Gardens

Start Date:10/1/2014
Complettion Date:10/1/2014


Christmas Light Display Work Begun

Start Date:10/1/2014
Complettion Date:10/1/2014


Trimmed Crepe Myrtles along W Napoleon Ave

Start Date:10/1/2014
Complettion Date:10/1/2014


Trees Trimmed around Shelter #3

Start Date:10/1/2014
Complettion Date:10/1/2014


Marsh Island Restoration Study
Creating a Quality Habitat For Lafreniere Park Aquatic Wildlife

Start Date:11/1/2011
Complettion Date:5/1/2012

Marsh Island was included in the original 1975 Lafreniere Park Master Plan to provide a representative Louisiana fresh water marsh wetlands habitat including aquatic wildlife that visitors to the Park can experience and enjoy. This study was commissioned in 2011 by the Lafreniere Park Advisory Board recognizing a need to restore and improve the Marsh Island area. This study finds that there has been land loss of approximately one third of the original Marsh Island land area due to settlement and erosion during the 35+ years of operation. The erosion has resulted in significant loss of water depth in waters surrounding the Island from the soil deposited by run-off. The study also finds that there is insufficient vegetation (trees, shrubs and grass) to provide a quality habitat for aquatic and other wildlife. This insufficiency results partly from the land loss and partly from the area being missed in the aggressive and successful tree planting programs which have been pursued to provide shade, a park setting, and to beautify the other areas of the Park. The study also finds a need for some improvement in animal and vegetation control to improve the habitat for desirable species. The principal recommendation of the study is that the Island land area be restored to the approximate 1975 original construction size. A second recommendation is that the water depth lost by erosion be restored to approximately 4 feet water depth with the soil removed (spoil) from the water bottom returned to restore the Island land area. This water depth dredging should also include a small area approximately 10 feet in water depth to permit installation of aeration equipment to improve the aquatic habitat quality. A third recommendation is an aggressive tree and brush planting program to provide more and improved habitat for water fowl and other animal residents. A sustain and maintain program is also recommended to maintain the restored island shoreline and remove and control unwanted vegetation and predator wildlife.

Download the Full Study Report Here


Aerial Image of Proposed Restoration


Meadow Area - Sept 2009
Top dressing for Meadow Area

Start Date:9/1/2010
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Concrete Pads - Downs Blvd
Placed concrete pads on all electrical boxes along Downs Blvd.

Start Date:4/1/2010
Complettion Date:4/30/2010


Marsh Island Bridge Gate
Replace gate on bridge to Marsh Island

Start Date:4/1/2010
Complettion Date:4/30/2010


Tot Lot - Lyons Playlot
Replacement of safety surface

Start Date:4/1/2010
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Patio Gardens Rear Gate
Installed a gate in rear of Patio Gardens

Start Date:4/1/2010
Complettion Date:4/30/2010


Restroom #1 - Sewer Repair
Repaired sewer pump for restroom #1

Start Date:4/1/2010
Complettion Date:4/30/2010


Tot Lot Fencing
Replaced old fencing with black aluminum fencing

Start Date:3/1/2010
Complettion Date:3/30/2010


Tot Lot - Carousel area
Replace surface as per warranty work

Start Date:3/1/2010
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Shelter #5 ADA ramp & sidewalk
Installed ramp & sidewalk (ADA complaint)to Shelter #5

Start Date:3/1/2010
Complettion Date:3/30/2010


Pavillion Stage
Painting of stage in Pavillion

Start Date:3/1/2010
Complettion Date:3/30/2010


Restroom #2 - ADA ramp
Installed an ADA ramp from parking lot to Restroom #2

Start Date:3/1/2010
Complettion Date:3/30/2010


Par Terre Gardens - Feb 2010
Clean, mulch, and repair lights

Start Date:2/1/2010
Complettion Date:2/28/2010


Park Office - Feb 2010
Painted interior of Park Office

Start Date:2/1/2010
Complettion Date:2/28/2010


Shelter #3 Waterline Feb 2010
Repaired waterline

Start Date:2/1/2010
Complettion Date:2/28/2010

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