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Guidelines & Rules

2012 Appetite for Life event

  • Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., unless otherwise posted.
  • Visitors must comply with directions from Park Personnel. Please obey all posted rules.
  • Please note that outside alcohol, glass containers, tables and pop up tents are prohibited.
  • Please keep our green spaces clean! Look for our silver trash containers all around the park.
  • Skateboarding, roller skating, rollerblading, bicycling, or using other similarly wheeled equipment on any park structure is prohibited.

Please be aware that a permit from the park is required for the following activities:

  • Functions involving groups of 20 or more.
  • Use of amplified/electronic sound devices.
  • Selling or promoting food, drinks, merchandise or services.
  • Exhibiting or performing to derive revenue
  • Conducting commercial photography or video; consent of a child’s parent required.
  • Using any park area for a special use.
  • Operating a motor vehicle or riding a horse.

For more information on permitting or holding a special event at North Boulevard Town Square call (225) 389-5520. Download Event Rental Packet


Children watching cartoons

Galvez Plaza dance floor

Park Rules prohibit:
  • Activities that disrupt the use of the Park by others.
  • Reckless behavior and excessive noise.
  • Using areas posted as reserved or closed.
  • Littering.
  • Foisting a handbill without consent of a Park Patron.
  • Outdoor cooking or fires.
  • Alcohol outside restaurants or permitted events.
  • Entering flower beds or picking flowers.
  • Using weapons or firearms.
  • Injuring wildlife or feeding birds.
  • Posting bills or verbal commercial solicitations.
  • Using a bench so as to interfere with its use by others.
  • Camping or using a bench to store materials.
  • Bathing in water features.
  • Leaving minors (children) unsupervised.
  • Indecent exposure and public lewdness.
  • Obscene, abusive, insulting or threatening language.

Pet owners:

  • Pets must be leashed.
  • You must pick up and dispose of pet waste.
  • Dogs must exhibit current license and vaccination tags.
  • No dogs in heat.

Public restrooms are located in the River Center Library or the Shaw Center for the Arts. To inquire about lost or found items in the park, call (225) 389-5520.