We all know it gets super hot here during the summer in New Orleans. So what can we do to try to keep as cool as possible? Well lucky for you I have created a list of things around town to help with those summer blues. Cooling Off In New Orleans: Water Parks, Splash Pads and Pools is your guide to all the water fun you can have in the New Orleans area, sponsored by Love Swimming.
New Orleans Pools
NORDC: NORDC operates fifteen pools through out the city that are open to the public and free. Most are outdoor pools that are only open in the summer months and some are indoor pools open year round. They also offer swim lessons and aquatic exercise such as aerobics and yoga. You can find the list of New Orleans Pools here.
UNO Aquatics Center: 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, La 70122; (504) 280-7238. UNO has both an indoor and outdoor pool. Membership starts $15 per month and day passes are $10 per person. Check the website for times and more information.
New Orleans Water Parks and Splash Pads
Lafreniere Park Spray Park: 3000 Downs Blvd. Metairie. Children under 10 only. Cost: $5 per 90 minute session.
Audubon Zoo’s Cool Zoo: 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans. Cost: $12 for non-members/$10 for members.
Bayou Segnette Wave Pool: 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Cost: $13 per adult, $10 per child under 4ft on a first-come, first-served basis.
Woldenberg Rivefront Park: In front of the Aquarium of the Americas. Cost: FREE
New Orleans Country Clubs With Pools
There are small swim clubs and neighborhood country clubs all around New Orleans, Metairie, the Westbank and surrounding areas. Here is a list of a few we put together for you.
Bissonet-Maned Downs Country Club: 5400 Irving Street, Metairie. 504-887-9546. Cost: $350 plus monthly dues of 87.07 and a yearly building fee of $150.
Chateau Country Club : 3600 Chateau Blvd, Kenner. 504-467-1357. Contact club for membership rates.
Green Acres Country Club: 5000 W.Napoleon Avenue, Metairie. 504-887-0402. Contact club for membership rates.
Lakeside Country Club: 1520 Rose Garden Drive, Metairie. 504-834-9200. One time fee of $575 and quarterly dues $210
Paradise Manor Community Club: 529 Sauve Rd, River Ridge. 504-738-9703. Cost: $699 + tax annually.
Riverside Country Club: 329 Colonial Club Dr., Harahan. 504-737-0671. Contact club for membership rates.
Sunrise Community Club: 2208 Judith Street, Metairie. 504-887-6666. Cost: $550.40 per family annually.
Terrytown Country Club: 1785 Carol Sue Avenue, Terrytown. 504-392-7137. Cost: $425-525 per family annually.
Westgate Country Club: 2326 Iowa Avenue, Kenner. 504-469-8201. Cost: $250 for a summer membership (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
Woodlake Swim and Tennis Club: 82 Sequoia St, Kenner, LA. 504-467-5899. Cost: $120 – $250 per year per family.
New Orleans Fitness Centers With Pools
JCC New Orleans and Metairie: Uptown — 5342 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115 , 504.897.0143. Metairie — 3747 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002, 504.887.5158. Contact the JCC for membership rates.
LSU Health Fitness: 2220 Constitution St, New Orleans, LA 70114; 504-619-9960. Family memberships start at $79 per month
New Orleans Athletic Club: 222 N. Rampart St, New Orleans, LA; 504-525-2375. Contact club for membership rates.
Ochsner Fitness Center: 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan. 504-733-1600. Contact Elmwood for membership rates.
Reily Center at Tulane: 31 Janet Yulman Way, New Orleans, La; 504-865-5242. Contact center for information on community memberships.
Timberlane Country Club: 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna, LA 70056. 504-367-5010. Cost: $395 for a summer membership
YMCA of Greater New Orleans: East Jefferson — 6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie, LA; 504-888-9622 ; Belle Chasse — 8101 Highway 23 Belle Chasse, Belle Chasse, LA; 504-392-9622. Contact your local YMCA for membership information.
West Jefferson Fitness Centers: Marrero — 1121 Medical Center Blvd. Marrero, LA 70072. 504-349-6164; Terrytown — 175 Hector Ave. Terrytown, LA 70056. 504-349-6908. Call the centers for membership rates.
Southeast Louisiana Water Parks and Splash Pads
White Sands Lake Day Beach: 13301 LOUISIANA 1073, FRANKLINTON, LA 70438. 985-515-0114. Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for children 3-11, children 2 and under are free.
Abita Springs and Madeville Trailhead Splash Pads: Located on the Abita Spings and Mandeville Trailheads. Cost: FREE!
Water Playgrounds at Local State Parks: Tickfaw in Springfield, Fontainebleau in Mandeville, and St. Bernardin Braithwaite. Cost depends on the park, most are $2 a person.
Mandeville Lakefront Splash Pad: This FREE splash pad and beach is located on the Mandeville lakefront!
Ormond Spray Park: 1901 Ormond Boulevard, Destrahan. FREE
Blue Bayou Water Park: 18142 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70810. 225 – 753-3333. Cost: Over 48 inches $40.75| under 48 inches $34.75 | Seniors (60+) $34.75 | 35 inches and under FREE.
Liberty Lagoon: 111 Lobdell Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806; 225-923-3202. Cost: Over 48 inches $12 | Under 48 inches $10. There are additional fees for tube rentals and the Shockwave.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Water Parks
Buccaneer Bay: 1150 S. Beach Blvd, Waveland MS 39576. 228-467-3822. Contact park for rates and operating hours.
Kroc Center: 575 Division Street, Biloxi, MS 39530. 228-207-1218. Cost: $10 per person for a 2 hour session.
Did we miss a place to cool off and have some fun in the water in the New Orleans area? Let us know in the comments.