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As per the Stay at Home Order, which the entire state of Louisiana is now under, the City of Gretna has closed all public recreational areas such as playgrounds and dog parks. These closures and the Stay at Home Order are for the protection and safety of our community. Garbage service will continue operating as normal. Recycling and bulk waste pickup has been temporarily suspended until further notice.

Adult/Senior Activities


The Department offers affordable Yoga instruction Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm and Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am at the Mel Ott Multipurpose Center. The instructor, Mr. Peter Spera, is certified by the Yoga Alliance and previously taught yoga with Jefferson Parish. Classes are $8 and open to all levels of experience.

Back to the Fifties Jamaica Dance Club

Every Wednesday Night 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. For questions, please call the Department at 504.363.1597.


Pickleball is offered every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 am. Come find out what all the fun is about. All levels of experience welcome. For questions, please call the Department at 504.363.1597.

Gretna Senior and Wellness Center

In partnership with People’s Health and the Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA), the City is pleased to offer senior activities and services at the Gretna Senior and Wellness Center. Visit their website at for a monthly calendar of activities and services provided. Residents are encouraged to contact the Center directly at 504.301.3743. The facility is located at 476 Franklin Street, Gretna, LA 70053. The City offers FREE transportation directly from your residence to/from the facility on the Gretna Trolley.