A Welcome and Tranquil Respite in the Heart of Jefferson Parish

Lafreniere Park is located in Jefferson Parish, it is a 155-acre park with several amenities including a 2-mile jogging trail; a glass-enclosed room, The Foundation Center, available for meetings, receptions, showers, and parties; 8 picnic shelters; 20-acre lagoon; 2 playgrounds; a carousel; multi-use sports fields; 18-hole disc golf course.

The park is open from 5am to 9pm daily.


Lafreniere Park was once one of the last pieces of large undeveloped acreage in East Jefferson, it has blossomed into a lush, thriving natural green space. With careful planning and vigilant nurturing for over three decades, the park now sports open green spaces, multiple use lawns, fountains, family picnic areas, hills, landscaped gardens, fishing, tot-lots, paths, trails, man-made ecological marsh environment, a championship Frisbee golf course, carousel, soccer, a conference center, and dog park. The children’s spray park is temporally closed.

The marshes and gardens offer educators a wealth of native plant life to use as an aid for teaching students; the open spaces and family picnic areas are enjoyed by all. The conference center has become a meeting place for many garden, homemaker and civic clubs. The park also hosts annual parish celebrations and fire work displays.


Young and old, athletic and those just looking for a relaxing time out from their hectic daily routines, all have come to enjoy what the park has to offer. The sporting fields are used for practices, games and tournaments and the 2-mile jogging trail is popular for cardio vascular exercise, physical fitness and general recreation.