Dog walkers and their furry friends enjoy warm weather in spring and fall, mild winters, and hot summers. Winter temperatures are usually well above freezing and snow is extremely rare, so warm winter gear is not necessary. Summers can be very hot and humid and you may need to plan your walks with your pooch at cooler times of the day to avoid the heat. Keeping rain gear handy is a good idea as wet weather can occur at any time of the year, although it is more common in warmer months.
Treme Lafitte is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans and has small to moderately sized older vintage homes that are set close to street fronts and each other. As a result, landscaping along roads is limited, although there are some large older trees in the neighborhood. There are many large school and church properties that have more landscaping in the region.
Interstate 10 runs through the area, but is elevated above street level and local roadways pass underneath it. The terrain is flat and sidewalks are prevalent in the district, making it easy to get around for pedestrians and pets.
Louis Armstrong Park is a 32-acre greenway which includes the adjacent Congo Square. The park is known for its jazz venues and music events. Much of the park consists of waterways connected with channels and there are walking paths throughout with pedestrian bridges crossing over the water. There are beautiful unique trees and landscaping as well. The interesting water and plants, the music venues, and the ambiance and culture of this wonderful park make it a great place to visit with your leashed dog.
The Lafitte Greenway runs along the southwest side of Treme Lafitte and is a 2.6-mile greenway trail running from the Basin Street trailhead to the Alexander Street Trailhead. The area along the trail has open lawns with some trees and plantings native to the area. This hard surface trail is popular with hikers, joggers, and cyclists. Watch out for faster-moving traffic, keep your dog leashed, and be prepared to clean up after them.