Lafreniere Park is located in central Metairie featuring scenic lagoons and seasonal boating. Stretching over 155 acres, this park boasts several children's playgrounds, fine landscaping, a snack bar, baseball fields, covered shelters, a manmade swamp, a Frisbee golf course, a two mile jogging path and two outdoor recreational/exercise centers. Easily the largest park in Metairie, Lafreniere is one of the best recreational spots around. The Jeff fest live music and entertainment festival is also held here annually.
The Audubon Zoo is one of the country's top-ranked zoos blending the exotic excitement of animals from all over the world with the tranquility of its colorful gardens. Innovative natural habitat exhibits and a wide animal collection ranging from unique white alligators and white tigers make the Audubon Zoo one of the ?Gulf South's favorite family gathering spots.? Furthermore, the Zoo has live animal presentations, hands on animal encounters and the Endangered Species Carousel, Simulator and Swamp Train. It is truly a place for everyone.
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