Permits and Rules

NOLA City Bark


Annual Renewal and Tourist/Temporary Permit Applications

This is a permit only dog park. Please read all three steps. 

Step 1) Download the appropriate permit application at the bottom of this page.


Step 2) Fax, mail, or email veterinarian records.

Mailing Address: NOLA City Bark, Administration Building, 1 Palm Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124

Fax: (504)483-9412



Step 3) Purchase permit: 

Once you have the Permit Application filled out, the permits may be purchased or renewed at the City Park Administration building. Should you wish to pay online, please see the below information and email or fax your filled out permit application.

We will not accept credit card information over the phone. Please call (504) 483-9377 with questions.

Paypal: If using PayPal, pay using an option below, then select the the new or renewal permit form.  Email the completed form to

A $5 shipping charge applies to any mailed permits.  Permits may be picked up for free from the office at 1 Palm Drive during business hours. 

Annual permits (and renewals) are $55 for one dog and $5 per additional dog. Friends of City Park members receive a $5 discount. Click the link at the bottom of the page for Permit information.

Choose Annual Permit


Number of Dogs (with Friends of City Park member discount)


Tourist/Temporary permits are $10 for one week or $15 for two weeks. Click the link at the bottom of the page for Tourist/Temporary Permit information.

Tourist/ Temporary Permit:


Failure to follow rules can result in the revocation of your permit.

Dog owners waive liability to City Park and NOLA City Bark, LLC for any injury or damage caused by their dog.  Owners solely are liable for injuries or damages caused by their dog(s).

1. Dogs must be spayed or neutered.

2. Children under 8 are prohibited from entering fenced dog park area.

3. Dogs showing aggression toward people or other animals must be leashed and immediately removed from the park by owners/handlers.

4. Dogs must be healthy and vaccinated against rabies, distemper-hepatitis-leptospirosis-parainfluenza-parvo (yearly), and bordatella (twice yearly). Dogs should be collared with current rabies & ID tags.

5. Puppies under 6 months are prohibited.

6. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and should not run, chase dogs, or pet others’ dogs unless permission is granted by the owner.   No children’s toys (including footballs) are allowed.

7. Owners/handlers must immediately clean up after their dog(s) and properly dispose of waste.  Limit of three dogs per household at one time.

8. Owners/handlers must remain inside of fenced area, with leash in hand, and within view and voice control of their dogs.

9. Dogs must be on-leash outside of dog park and off-leash inside dog park.

10. Only small (under 25 lbs.) or special needs dogs are allowed to use the small dog park.  For safety reasons, it is strongly advised that dogs weighing less than 15 lbs. remain in the small dog park. (See "Safety Information" tab: Big Dog - Small Dog)

11. No choke, electric or prong collars are allowed in the off-leash areas.

12. No dog treats, rawhide chews, human food or glass containers are allowed within fenced area.

13. No dog toys except balls or Frisbees are allowed.

14. No drones or flying devices, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, strollers, or scooters are allowed. No jogging allowed. No outside furniture (lawn chairs, etc.).

15. No tobacco, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or firearms are allowed in park.


Dog park gates must be closed immediately after entering or exiting the park.

Owners/handlers must stop their dogs from digging and immediately fill any holes except in the designated sand pits.

Owners/handlers must discourage their dogs from running to “meet” other dogs at the gate.

Remove your dog’s leash only in the “howdy gate” area.

Do not allow dogs to form loose packs.

Do not allow a dog to bully another.

Do not spend unnecessary time on a cell phone - you must supervise your dog at all times and be able to give your dog your full attention.


Click for the Annual Permit

Click for the Renewal Permit

Click for the Tourist Renewal Permit



The City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center has 16 hard and 10 clay courts, and a clubhouse with a pro shop, restrooms, showers, and a meeting room.