NOLA City Bark is located in New Orleans City Park, a 1350 acre urban park in the heart of New Orleans. The dog park is operated by City Park with the help of the non-profit organization, NOLA City Bark, LLC, founded in January, 2008. Opening on March 27, 2010, NOLA City Bark became New Orleans' first official off-leash dog park. It provides a safe and pleasant gathering place for humans and their canine companions to socialize, exercise, and meet people who share a common interest in dogs and animal welfare.
NOLA City’s Bark’s mission is “to develop a safe and sustainable area in City Park for off-leash, owner-supervised, socialization of our canine companions in order to provide personal and community enrichment, recreation, educational activities, and to promote the health and well-being of the citizens and canines of metropolitan New Orleans.” The dog park is dedicated in loving memory to all the animals that lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed.
Funds to construct the dog park were raised through the efforts of the non-profit organization, NOLA City Bark, LLC, with support from New Orleans City Park and the private sector.
2018 NOLA City Bark Board and Officers
Dean Howard , President
Daniel Simpson, Jr., Vice President
Jay Grisoli, Treasurer
Eve Masinter, Corresponding Secretary
Sue Guarisco, Ex-Officio
Jackie Shreves, Founding member
Mary Ann Cardinale
Claire Guichard Goldman
Christa Vicknair Curren