Lafreniere Park is located in Metairie, Louisiana between Downs and David Drive and between West Napoleon Avenue and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
There are entrances at both West Napoleon Avenue and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
The Al Copeland Stage and Concert Meadows is on the northern-most side of the park near the entrance by Downs and Veterans.


  • Recreational ball parks
  • A 5-acre dog park
  • A carousel
  • A disc golf area
  • A two-mile Healthtrak surrounding the park
  • 5 multi-use fields
  • A patio garden
  • Pavillion Island
  • A 4,000 square-foot Spray Park which includes 13 water features for children 10 and under


  • Park gates open at 5:00 am
  • The concert meadows will not be open until 5:00 pm
  • No signs, advertisements, etc. without permission from management
  • Motorized models of any kind are NOT permitted
  • Gas powered boats are NOT allowed in the lagoon
  • No swimming in the lagoon
  • No soliciting
  • No overnight camping
  • Frying/boiling food outside propane tanks is NOT allowed in the park
  • Firearms or any other dangerous weapons are NOT permitted
  • No metal detectors allowed without permission from management
  • All dogs must be on a leash, but are not admitted to concert grounds
  • No parking/driving on grass
  • Littering is NOT allowed
  • Glass containers are NOT allowed

The Patrons of Lafreniere Park have invited a host of terrific chefs and food providers to serve you at Uncle Sam Jam. Outside food and beverages are discouraged. Please remember, this is a fundraiser and your food and drink purchases at Uncle Sam Jam are part of the reason we are able to keep this a free concert and festival. We encourage you to make a day of it at Uncle Sam Jam in the wide-open meadows of Lafreniere Park. Bring a blanket and come hungry for great food and terrific entertainment.

For the protection of our Uncle Sam Jam patrons, pets will not be allowed on the concert meadows during the concert hours.  Throughout the rest of the park, all pets must be kept on a leash. Owners with animals that exhibit an aggressive behavior will be escorted off the premises. With entrance into the park, owners agree to be solely liable for the actions of their pets.

Parking is available throughout the park for $5.00 (cash only). Spaces are limited. Uncle Sam Jam draws a large crowd, so please plan accordingly.