Lafreniere Park Aerial
Built on the site of the former Jefferson Downs Race Track, Metairie's largest park, Lafreniere, is one of the best recreational spots in Metairie. The paved two mile walking/ jogging path generally runs the  entire perimeter of the park (but it is difficult to see on this overhead image). 

The lagoons, swamp, attractive landscaping, baseball and soccer fields and natural wood Pavilion (appearing left as the center of a spoke wheel  in the middle of this image and below) and the other amenities make this park a favorite for many.
The Foundation Center and Carousel (shown below) are available for private functions through the park's office (504) 838-4389
The Foundation Center The Carousel