Location: 4401 Lennox Ave. (Golf course entrance at 3701 Behrman Hwy. The golf course remains closed, however.)
Size: 110 acres
Historic Landmark: No.
Hours: Six days a week (every day but Wednesday), 8am-5pm in the winter, 8am-6pm during Daylight Savings.
Fees – On Weekends and Holidays there is a $1.00 fee for Orleans Parish brake tags, and $2.00 for non-Orleans Parish brake tags. For buses, the fee is $5.00 from Orleans brake tags, or $10.00 from outside brake tags. Weekday entrance fee are half weekend and holiday rates.
Additional Information: Brechtel Park has been a beloved place to enjoy nature in our heavily urbanized environment. The lagoons and stands of native trees and vegetation have made this a premier bird watching location. The addition of a new birding trail will enhance the visibility of the many migratory and permanent bird populations that call Brechtel Park home. Multiple generations of New Orleans residents have found it a delightful place to feed ducks and geese, enjoy picnics, play on playgrounds, climb on the tall mounds and rent shelters for reunions, parties and weddings. The park continues to serve the Scouting community with camping opportunities.
Parks and Parkways has worked tirelessly with local non-profit organizations, dedicated volunteers, and government resources to restore the park to a premier habitat for mature species. The Brechtel Park Master Plan and Ecoplan provide the blueprint for further restoration of the park.
Park Shelter Rental Information: The park offers 8 shelters which accommodate up to 100 people each. Bathroom facilities for Shelters 1-6 are located across from Shelter 2. Shelter 4 is located adjacent to the Children’s Play Area. Shelter 5 is adjacent to the baseball field. Shelters 7 & 8 are rented as a pair and have separate bathroom facilities and electrical outlets. Exclusive use of Scout Island is also available. Shelter rental only includes entrance fee and “in and out” privileges for the person renting the shelter.
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