Float on

Summer is coming in hot. Here are 27 public pools to cool off in.


Anna T. Jordan Community Park
1750 Stilt St.
General admission fee: $1.25

Blue Bayou Water Park
18142 Perkins Road
General admission fees: $36.99 (48 inches and taller); $29.99 (under 48 inches, and senior citizens). Those under 35 inches tall get free admission.

Includes the relaxing Lazy River, Hurricane Bay with 3- to 4-foot waves rolling out every 10 minutes, and Pirate’s Cove, an interactive water play area complete with water cannons.

City-Brooks Community Park
1515 Dalrymple Drive
General admission fee: $1.25

Serves a larger geographic area than a neighborhood park and is designed to engage the entire family for a whole day. In addition to a swimming pool, also includes a splash pad.

Forest Community Park
13900 South Harrell’s Ferry Road

This park includes a splash pad.

Highland Road Community Park
14024 Highland Road

This park includes a splash pad. The scenic landscape makes it a popular park.

Howell Community Park
5509 Winbourne Ave.
General admission fee: $1.25
One of BREC’s oldest and busiest parks.

Liberty Lagoon Water Park
111 Lobdell Ave.
General admission fees: $12 (48 inches and taller); $10 (under 48 inches tall)

Sign up for Paddle Up 1 and learn to paddle a sea kayak at Liberty Lagoon. You must pre-register. Payment of $10 per person per class will be taken the morning of the class.

Repentance Park
225 South River Road
Includes fountains with 750 jets.


Denham Springs North Park Aqua PARDS
30372 Eden Church Road, Denham Springs
Admission fee: $5 (in district); $8 (out of district); Children under 30 inches are free.

The largest of the parks in the Denham park system, with more than 110 acres. The park’s multipurpose Fitness & Aquatics Facility includes a six-lane indoor pool and the Aqua PARDS splash park.

Greenwood Community Park
13350 Highway 19, Baker

This park includes a splash pad. You can also fish, kayak or canoe in the 18-acre lake at the park.

Jackson Community Park
12250 Sullivan Road, Central

This park includes a spray pad.

Jambalaya Park
1015 E. Cornerview St., Gonzales
Pool admission fees: $5 Monday-Friday; $7 Saturday-Sunday

Includes a spray park (admission is free).

Zachary Community Park
20055 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary

This park includes a splash pad.


YMCA of the Capital Area
Monthly membership fees vary ($24 for younger than 12; $32 for teens 13-17; $49 for adults 18-64; $41 for seniors 65+)

A.C. Lewis YMCA
350 South Foster Drive

Indoor heated pool and outdoor heated pool with sundeck

Americana YMCA
4200 Liberty Way, Zachary

Outdoor pool and splash pad, which includes sprinklers, waterfalls and fountains

C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA
15550 Old Hammond Highway

Outdoor and indoor pools

Dow Westside YMCA
3688 Sugar Plantation Parkway, Addis

Junior Olympic-size outdoor heated swimming pool

ExxonMobil YMCA
7717 Howell Blvd.

Heated lap pool with six lanes

Paula G. Manship YMCA
8100 YMCA Plaza Drive

Seasonal outdoor pool and year-round outdoor heated lap pool

Southside YMCA
8482 Perkins Road

Indoor heated pool with three lap lanes.

Kenilworth Club
7533 Blendon Ave.

Annual club membership $600

Magnolia Woods Swim and Racquet Club
1195 Magnolia Wood Ave.

Summer or annual club membership $550

LA Fitness
6474 Siegen Lane
$25.99 per month (membership required)

For $4 more per month, you can get access to any LA Fitness location.

LSU University Recreation
200 Student Recreation Complex

Anyone eligible for a UREC membership may purchase a day pass for $10/day.

Southern Oaks Athletic Club
15253 Shenandoah Ave. Basic memberships start at $52 per month.

Includes saltwater pool and baby pool.

Woman’s Fitness Club
9637 Jefferson Highway
Membership fees vary

Offers a lap pool with open times for lap swim, as well as group aquatic fitness classes and adult swim lessons for both members and non-members.

What other pools are you splashing in this summer? Tell us in the comments section below.

This article was originally published in the May 2017 issue of 225 Magazine.