Explore Outdoor Adventures and Historic Districts in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana



Jefferson Parish, LA

A diverse community sprawling the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and ending 60 miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Jefferson Parish offers a variety of attractions, activities, cuisines and experiences. Jefferson Parish is an enticing mix of night life, historic districts, coastal cuisine and Mother Nature galore. That means in one day, you can go from experiencing a swamp tour to dining in an authentic Creole restaurant followed by a live music show. 

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“We have been hosting our All-Star High School basketball game at the Alario Center in Jefferson Parish for over 15 years. The combination of a great facility, friendly staff, and all of the efforts from the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau keep me coming back.​”

– Ed Daniels, Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic

Find Your Perfect Jefferson Facility

Facility Spotlight

Pontchartrain Center

Sports Covered: MMA, volleyball, cheer, multipurpose

This 4,600-seat multipurpose arena in Kenner is a hotspot for indoor tournament play. The center features 46,080 square feet of floor space for exhibitions and over 11,000 square feet of meeting rooms, making it ideal to host smaller indoor events and competitions. The center also played host to LHSAA volleyball and cheer and dance competitions and was the host site for the Gumbo Dance Sports Championships for four days in late June.

Alario Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, boxing

The John A. Alario Event Center is a tournament planner’s dream when searching for an indoor, multipurpose venue. With 105,000 square feet spread throughout the facility across three main exhibition halls, two meeting rooms, a boardroom and a lobby, the center is conveniently located, less than eight miles away from most major New Orleans destinations. The center hosts numerous events including an SAAU Basketball tournament and an American Grappling Federation event.

Lafreniere Park

Sports Covered: Golf, soccer, softball, boating, fishing

Lafreniere Park has blossomed out of a large plot of underdeveloped acreage in East Jefferson and now offers a flourishing park with landscaped gardens, a championship disc golf course, soccer and softball fields, boating, fishing and an event/meeting facility. A two-mile jogging trail surrounds the playing fields.

LaSalle Park

Sports Covered: Baseball, soccer, fitness

LaSalle Park has a large walk track, four turf baseball fields, three soccer fields, a tot lot, two fitness stations, and eight batting cages. Residents can always catch a tournament, game or event at LaSalle Park.

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