While West End is typically called Lakeview, they are their own neighborhood. This New Orleans neighborhood starts at Lake Pontchartrain and goes all the way down to Vets. While West End is pretty suburban, they do do get to brag about having boat homes and yacht clubs. This area provides you with easy access to the interstate, cool parks, and water front dining.
Here is a glimpse at a local business and couple of those neat parks.
Located right on Fleur de Lis Dr., this park is nestled right into the West End neighborhood. They have play equipment for kids & a basketball court for all ages. You can even come enjoy a picnic under the beautiful, old oak trees. While it is not a dog park, per say, I know plenty of folks who take their pooches for walks here.
Muddy Mutts owner, Casey, grew up in the area – so, being a part of the community was important to her. She said West End is close knit, and most of her clients live nearby. Muddy Mutts offers self-service dog washing stations with everything you need to wash your pet – shampoo, towels, aprons, etc. If you’re not looking to do this yourself, they offer grooming there, too! They have a small, but great, selection of quality retail products. They also work with local rescue, Take Paws Rescue, to provide free bathing for foster dogs, as well as baths for newly transported rescues.
West End gets to brag that they have a park on a peninsula. Breakwater Park is also know as “The Point.” It is an ideal location for picnics and fishing. Sit back and watch the waves, sailboats, & life go by. I, personally, think it’s one of the most romantic spots in the city. Take your sweetheart out here for star gazing and a smooch.