Algiers Point is located on the south side of the Mississippi River across from the central business district of New Orleans. A ferry crossing is located in the neighborhood where open-air concerts are sometimes held and the Jazz Walk of Fame is near this location. The community is home to numerous local pubs, bars and eateries, bed and breakfast establishments, and local shops and services. Schools and a library are also situated here, making this a highly walkable district. A riverfront trail provides pedestrian access along the region and around its borders.
Dog walkers can enjoy walking their dog throughout the year without experiencing cold temperatures. Winters are mild with only a few nights below the freezing mark and snow is very rare. Summers are hot and humid, but you can beat the heat by taking your dog out first thing in the morning or later the day. Occasional tropical storms and hurricanes can cause flooding in the area and can be dangerous. Take shelter when these storms are imminent.
Algiers Point is bordered by the Mississippi River on the north and west sides, Opelousas Avenue on the south side, and Pacific Avenue on the east. This community is located where the river bends in a northerly section before curving back to the southeast. The French Quarter is across the river on the opposite bank and a ferry situated here provides transport to that area. The river is, at its deepest, about 60 feet in depth.
Algiers is a mixed-use, urban district, comprising about 50 city blocks. Homes feature unique architecture, some predating the civil war. Most in the area were built shortly after an 1895 fire and reflect the architecture of that time. Houses are mostly detached or semi-detached.
Streets have sidewalks lining them, providing safe pedestrians ways for people and their pets. The terrain is relatively level with no steep grades, but it does slope upwards towards the river in places.
If you have an energetic hound that loves to walk, Algiers Point is uniquely situated to provide plenty of access to the Mississippi River Trail which extends to the south for 60 miles. That should be enough hiking path for any pooch! The trail follows the river and is accessible on the west and north side of the community. This is an asphalt surfaced, multi-use trail. Watch out for joggers and cyclists on the path and keep your dog leashed. You should also bring supplies to clean up after your pet.
Neighborhood parks in Algiers Point include Confetti Park and Delcazal Playground. Confetti Park is heavily treed with a fenced off playground. Your pet may not be welcome in the play area, but can enjoy this shady park from adjacent walkways. Delcazal Playground is a little larger and has play structures as well as open green spaces and trees and a small paved walking path where you can walk your pup.