We all know it gets super hot here 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 is your guide to pools, splash pads, and waterparks in the New Orleans area.
Cooling Off In New Orleans Spotlight Listings:
Businesses posted in this are sponsors of Jefferson Parish Parent.
Woodlake Swim and Tennis Club
82 Sequoia St. , Kenner. 504-467-5899
A friendly, family-oriented club located in the NW corner of Kenner, LA. Swimming pool, shallow baby pool, tennis courts, backyard party & clubhouse rentals. If you want a place to play this summer, play in their backyard and become a swim and/or tennis club member. Tennis Memberships start at $10 a month per person and Summer Swim and Tennis Memberships are $250 per family. Enjoy tennis events, lesson, leagues, family fun nights and make Club Woodlake your favorite thing to do this summer in Jefferson Parish.
East Jefferson YMCA:
6691 Riverside Drive, Metairie. 504-888-9622
East Jefferson location is equipped with a Seasonal Outdoor Pool, Indoor Walking Track, Spin Studio with 20 Bikes, Aerobics Studio, Rock Climbing Wall, Multi-Purpose Room, Child Care Room, and Fully Equipped Wellness Center. There is a $100 joining fee and $99 a month per family over the summer months.
Swim and Country Clubs in Jefferson Parish:
There are small swim clubs and neighborhood country clubs around every corner of Jefferson Parish. Here is a list of a few I put together for you.
Beach Club: 6000 Cleveland Place, Metairie. 504-887-4000. Cost: $300 for a summer membership (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
Bissonet-Maned Downs Country Club: 5400 Irving Street, Metairie. 504-887-9546. Cost: $350 plus monthly dues of 87.50 and a yearly building fee of $60.
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: $675 + 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: $495 + tax per family annually.
Terrytown Country Club: 1785 Carol Sue Avenue, Terrytown. 504-392-7137. Cost: $425-500 per family annually.
Westgate Country Club: 2326 Iowa Avenue, Kenner. 504-469-8201. Cost: $250 for a summer membership (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
Fitness Centers With Pools In Jefferson Parish:
Elmwood Fitness Center: 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan. 504-733-1600 Contact Elmwood for membership rates.
Belle Chasse YMCA: 8101 LA-23, Belle Chasse. 504-392-9622. Cost: $100 joining fee and $99 a month per family over the summer months.
Splash Parks In New Orleans
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: $10 per adult, $8 per child on a first-come, first-served basis.
Woldenberg Rivefront Park: In front of the Aquarium of the Americas. Cost: FREE
Worth The Drive
White Sands Lake Day Beach: 13301 LOUISIANA 1073, FRANKLINTON, LA 70438. 985-515-0114. Cost: $15 for adults and $9 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
Buccaneer Bay: 1150 S. Beach Blvd, Waveland MS 39576. 228-467-3822. Contact park for rates and operating hours.
Gulf Island Water Park: 13100 16TH ST. GULFPORT, MS 39503. 228-328-1266. Cost: Monday – Friday — Adults $30.99, Children under 42 inches $22.99, Senior Citizens $23.99, children under 2 FREE. Saturday and Sunday — Adults $33.99, Children under 42 inches $25.99, Senior Citizens $23.99, children under 2 FREE.
Kroc Center: 575 Division Street, Biloxi, MS 39530. 228-207-1218. Cost: $8 per person for a 2 hour session.
Blue Bayou Water Park: 18142 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70810. 225 – 753-3333. Cost: Over 48 inches $36.99, under 48 inches $29.99, Seniors (60+) $29.99, 35 inches and under FREE.
Your own backyard
This is one of my favorite options for when it is so hot you don’t even want to leave your amazing AC… We love to connect our big ball sprinkler and set up our little pools every summer in our yard. My daughter recently started enjoying the water slide so that gets set up in our yard as well.
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