- The list below includes 64 free or cheap things to do in or near Metairie, Louisiana, including 57 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Playgrounds, Children's Play Area and Movie Theaters.
- From Lafreniere Park to Metairie Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Metairie and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Orleans, Gretna, Kenner and Barataria.
Lafreniere Park has been transformed from empty, undeveloped land into an interactive family park. Amenities now include lawns, fountains, baseball diamonds, picnic areas, gardens, fishing, Frisbee golf, and much more.
Slides, playhouses, and tunnels are among the fun attractions at the Palm Tree Playground. Other amenities at the playground include birthday party hosting, a snack bar, and a 500 square-foot toddler play area.
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Bonnabel at Lake Ponchatrain, 1599 Bonnabel Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005 MoreLess Info
At the Bonnabel Boat Launch Park, visitors can take a boat out onto the water or play sports on one of its open areas. The location also contains a dog park for those who wish to let their pet off their leash.
Metairie's Camp Parapet Monument marks the location of a Civil War era military fortification once used by the Confederacy. The fort's powder magazine still stands, and is open for visitors to explore.