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The Desire Area neighborhood of New Orleans is a sub-district of the Bywater District Area and part of the Upper 9th Ward District. There is a commercial area on the north side with restaurants, shops, and services, however, it is located north of the train tracks and freeway and pedestrian access is limited. Louisa Avenue runs under the freeway and has a controlled railway crossing from the residential section of Desire Area to the business establishments in the north. Unfortunately, there is no separate pedestrian sidewalk along it which makes it less than ideal for pedestrians and their pets to access this section of the neighborhood. 


Dog walkers in the neighborhood can enjoy the warm weather in New Orleans. Winters are mild and sub-freezing temperatures are extremely rare. Summers are hot and humid and rain is not uncommon. Make sure you have rain gear for wet days and, on hot summer days, you may want to avoid the hottest parts of the afternoon when planning your outings with your playful pooch.

Terrain in Desire Area
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
The Desire Area is shaped like an upside down “U” and occupies 1.72 square miles. The neighborhood is bordered by the Industrial Canal on the east side, Peoples Avenue and train tracks to the west, Gentilly Boulevard to the south, and the Desire Development neighborhood on the south. Rail lines should only be crossed at designated and controlled crossing points. The freeway on the north side is also an impediment to pedestrians, but there are local streets that run under this thoroughfare providing access to the northern commercial section. The east side along the canal has industrial activity and is not a pedestrian-friendly area. 


The terrain in the Desire Area is flat with no steep hills to climb and is zero feet above sea level. Due to its low elevation and proximity to the canal, this area is subject to flooding in heavy rain when hurricanes and tropical storms from the gulf arrive in the region.

Greenways in Desire Area
18 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in New Orleans have an average of:
12 Greenways
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Residents of the Desire Area can visit the Edith Sampson Playground with their dogs which is centrally located in the community and provides an open sports field and a play structure with paved paths adjacent to it. For a larger greenway and dog-friendly area, visit the City Park which is just 15 minutes west of the Desire Area by vehicle. This popular park is 1,300 acres in size and features the largest group of mature oak trees in the world. The park has lots of fantastic hiking and walking trails throughout.

There is an off-leash dog park for pet owners to visit. The park has separate off-leash areas for small and large dogs on 4.6 acres. There are water fountains, waste disposal supplies, restrooms, and doggie pools, as well as seating for dog owners. After you work up an appetite, head across the street to visit Ralph's on the Park, a dog-friendly restaurant that allows pups in their outdoor seating area.

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