Jefferson Parish offers a range of biking trails and parks. A twenty-two mile asphalt bike path atop the east bank levee of the Mississippi River spans three parishes, including Jefferson, Orleans and St. Charles. The Gretna Social Friday EZ Rides in downtown historic Gretna is a fun way to connect with friends and make new ones. Residents and visitors are welcome to light up their bikes and join the ride! The annual Tour de Jefferson is one of the premier cycling events in the region, bringing riders from around the country to Jefferson Parish each year.
In 2014 the Jefferson Parish Council adopted the Bicycle Master Plan which identifies clear, cross-Parish routes for cyclists, and organizes capital projects by priority. The plan lays out a strategy for dedicated bike lanes and greenways, a place where motorists learn to steer clear of cyclists. The American Planning Association, Louisiana Chapter, awarded the Jefferson Parish Bicycle Master Plan with the 2016 Planning Excellence Award for transportation. Read more on this multi-year plan.
New Orleans’ Playful Neighbor
Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans, Jefferson offers a vibrant night life, as well as the quiet serenity of a nature walk. Our communities are comprised historic homes, fishing piers,... See More
Location: Gretna, Kenner, Westwego
Go beyond the history of the city of New Orleans and take a more in depth look at the history of the Mississippi River region. Jefferson hugs both the east and west banks of the Mississippi and plays... See More
A Culinary Craze
Jefferson Parish restaurants are among Louisiana’s best, offering the freshest ingredients, specialty dishes and friendly staff. Louisiana is known as a culinary epicenter offering a variety of... See More
The Beautiful Bayou
Location: Jean Lafitte
Discover the natural wonders of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. With a unique ecosystem the preserve is a representative example of the delta's environment, containing natural... See More
Louisiana's Only Inhabited Barrier Island
Location: Grand Isle
The State of Louisiana maintains a mile of beach front at Grand Isle State Park on the easternmost staying e park looks out toward nearby Grand Terre island, once the lair of the legendary pirate (or... See More