New Orleans City Park receives virtually no operating funds from the city or state and therefore each entity in the park must be self-sustaining if possible. While the annual permit fee does provide maintenance fees, it is not sufficient to cover the cost of ongoing improvements and major repairs.
Our annual permit holders come from almost every zip code throughout the metro area and Louisiana. Visitors from 23 states and across the globe have even purchased temporary permits. Over two thousand gate openings per week results in tremendous wear and tear on the dog park by our furry friends.
There are two sources of funding for NOLA City Bark.
Annual permit fees provide the funds for daily operations and maintenance and are made payable to New Orleans City Park which is the entity that owns the dog park.
Daily waste pickup, monthly flea spray, weekly grass cutting, and small repairs as well as one staff person are some of the costs incurred to operate the park.
NOLA City Bark is fortunate to have a volunteer board that raises money for major repairs and capital improvements. In the past, the lighting, irrigation systems, major drainage, ground repair, small dog park shelter and a walkway are some of the projects that have been funded strictly by donations.
Donations to NOLA City Bark are held by and should be made payable to Friends of City Park. Friends of City Park is a 501(c) 3 organization, and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please designate that your gift is to the dog park.
Gifts may be made “In Memory of” or "In Honor of” an individual animal or person. Please call the office, 504-482-9377 for more information.
How to Donate:
Please download the form below
Donations may be made via:
Check, Credit card, or Paypal
Please call the office, 483-9377 or mail to 1 Palm Dr, NOLA 70124