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NOLA City Bark

NOLA City Bark Dog Park is New Orleans' premier off-leash dog park which encompasses 4.6 landscaped acres in beautiful City Park. Features include separate play areas for small and big dogs, double entrance gates, water fountains for dogs and humans, shade pavilions, an event lawn, Mutt Mitts for clean-up, on-site restrooms, and a short walking trail. The property is bounded by Zachary Taylor Drive, Diagonal Drive, and Magnolia Drive. You'll find NOLA City Bark behind Popp Fountain. Permits are required to use the park. If you are visiting the city or have out-of-town guests coming for vacation, you can purchase a temporary pass for one or two weeks. Visit Website

Or call (504) 483-9377 or email nolacitybark@nocp.org for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

NOLA City Bark has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 20 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Rose marie
    Mar 18, 2024

    Please be aware that you must have a registration card from the city to enter the park. Looked very nice and was busy. We were just passing through and just wanted to give our dog a reprieve from the car ride. Unfortunately we found out about the registration from the sign on the gate door.

  • Randy
    Feb 1, 2024
    Two dog parks in one

    A lovely enclosed space with an area for big dogs and another for little ones. Getting a permit for access is worth it if you don't mind the hassle and the drive.

  • Adrienne
    Apr 6, 2022
    Need vaccination record

    Before you can get a temp permit you must bring current vaccination record to administration office. You’ll use a key card to enter. it’s a very well maintained large grassy park with some shade. Pools, seating, and dog wash sprayer provided.

  • Gerardo
    Sep 9, 2021
    Great facility

    I have been a member of City Bark for the better part of five years. I love the space, and love that they continuously work to improve the park. There are certainly some headaches - the doors used to break all the time, mud pits, some folks entering with dogs who have larger balls in their scrotum than some of the tennis balls in the park. But my pups love this place, and I do, as well.

    I do think some of these lower reviews from travelers who did not plan appropriately are a bit ridiculous and should be removed.

  • Kim
    Jan 8, 2020
    Very busy. Very Active. Very Clean!!!

    ITs a beautiful park. Dogs and owners well behaved. Everyone picked up.

  • Elke
    Jun 1, 2019
    Can only get a permit during the week

    It’s annoying that I couldn’t get a visitors permit during the weekend, while I’m visiting New Orleans. Now I know that I have to research everything before I actually go somewhere. Very inconvenient for visitors

  • Christy
    More than a year ago
    Great place!

    We just stopped here with our 2 medium sized dogs on our way driving from ATL to Palm Springs. I didn't begin researching dog parks in NO until about 6 AM that morning. I was really disappointed to read the reviews about it being a hassle for visitors to get a permit, because it wasn't at all. I emailed the site and someone named Jackie responded immediately with all the information we needed. The administration office is in a new building really close to the dog park. The paperwork is easy and paying $10.00 is well worth it. The only reason I didn't give this park 5 bones was because in comparison to a park we stopped at in Montgomery, Alabama. It wasn't as nice as that, but it was still a really nice park with big open spaces, sand to dig and a dog wash.

  • Katie
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful Park

    The park is well kept and has lots of great features like the sand pit for digging, the HUGE open area for running, and my pups' favorite- doggie pools. I also really like the dog wash stations, and the fact that the other dogs have their shots too. I disagree with the reviewers who say it's hard to get a permit, I went to the office, which is just on the other side of the railroad tracks, and got one in 5 minutes. If you call the office they'll even have it ready when you get there.

  • Joyce
    More than a year ago
    Wonderful Park

    We took the time to get a guest pass to this amazing park. Pass process includes proof of shots, etc. We go back every year and this is one of our favorites spots to visit.

  • Kathy
    More than a year ago
    Visitor Friendly

    In answer to Earl from NY. Visitor permits can be arranged online and advance of your visit to New Orleans. Passes can be picked up at the dog park office M-F or arrangements can be made in advance to get the pass after hours by calling the office (504) 483-9377.

  • Joyce Nspd
    More than a year ago
    Great Park for Visitors

    NOLA Dog Bark has a hassle-free guest membership. We sent our application and got our guest membership in plenty of time for our annual trip. Well worth it!!!

  • Meagan
    More than a year ago
    Great Park

    This is a beautiful, well-kept park that is well worth the membership fees. While their rules may seem strict at first (dogs must be fixed, have vet records and at least 6 months) this is all to ensure safety since there are usually 50 dogs present. The bathing station is one of its best features.

  • Earl
    More than a year ago

    The low rating is because we never got into it. It looks like an absolutely beautiful park, but if you're a traveler, forget it. Not until you get to the gate do you find that a license is required, to be purchased in downtown New Orleans, with records required. For residents, great. Not for travelers, and not very friendly on the part of the city.

  • Casey
    More than a year ago
    Has everything

    Green manicured grass. Regular flea spraying, sand play pit, hills, lots of shade, benches and chairs, covered shelters with table and fans, wash station, bathrooms, separate small and large dog play area, water play area, obstacle course. All in beautiful City Park. There is a fee, but short term permits can be purchased for visitors. Call them.

  • David
    More than a year ago
    Best Park

    While it requires membership and is logisticly problematic to get to it is clean for that reason, You really need a car to get there even from the city park area. The dogs tend to be clean, well cared for, and healthy. Not likely to transmit fleas. Well mannered dogs. Seperate area for small dogs. Water fountains for people and dogs, Seating, shade and doggy bags. Lots of room for dog to really open up and run.

  • Paula
    More than a year ago
    City Bark

    The cost is $43/year ($38 if your a City Park member). Not worth the logistics hassle if you don't live on the East Bank. Doesn't accept puppies that aren't spayed or neutered yet. Why don't they have a separate play area for puppies?

  • Camille
    More than a year ago

    To correct the below entry. I meant the difference between fight and play. There rarely are any reall fights with the dogs. They are just getting a great workout with eachother!

  • Camille
    More than a year ago
    Wonderful place for dogs!!

    This is the nicest dog park I've been to. The dogs are very friendly and all seem to have a great time. There is a small obstacle course and a water fountain and a sand pit. Dogs are required to be spayed and neutered to decrease the amount of aggression with so many dogs interacting. Parents are quick to break up fights and very understanding of the difference between work and play. I'd rather pay to go here than go free to a place that neither my dog nor I enjoy. You won't regret the membership.

  • Ron
    More than a year ago
    Bark Park

    Private owned park requires payment of membership fee for use. Not open to non-residents. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. Very nice appearing park. Unfortunate that it is not available to people visiting. I have a Champion male English Setter that I breed, so I do not intend on having my dog neutered just to enter this park.

  • Dean
    More than a year ago
    Best Dog Park in the South

    This park is the first of its kind in the area and wins hands down. There is so much for your dog to do. Small and large gated dog areas, restrooms, spraying fountains, and more. Its worth a trip!

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