Baton Rouge Splash Pads, Pools and Water Parks :: A Guide For Families

Baton Rouge With Kids

If you are looking for things to do in Baton Rouge with kids, might we suggest a water park or splash pad? But you may be wondering, what’s the best splash pad in Baton Rouge? Where can you swim in Baton Rouge with kids? Is there a lazy river in Baton Rouge? If you’re looking for water fun in and around Baton Rouge, look no further than Red Stick Mom! There are dozens of Baton Rouge splash pads and places to have fun in the water around Baton Rouge! If you’re looking for a place to swim in Baton Rouge with kids, check out our Best Swimming Pools in Baton Rouge post!

If you are looking for splash pads and pools in New Orleans, this list is terrific. And to the West in Lafayette, there are also many places to beat the heat with kids.

*This post is updated consistently. If you have information to add, leave a comment.

For more summer fun, check out our Snoball Guide & Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun! And don’t forget to visit our list of Swim Lessons in Baton Rouge!

Splash Pads & Water Fun in Baton RougeBaton Rouge Splash Pads, Pools and Water Parks :: A Guide For Families

Repentance Park Fountains :: Located downtown in front of the Shaw Center for the Arts, these interactive fountains will leave Baton Rouge kids jumping for joy. There is also another great fountain for playing and splashing in the North Blvd Town Square.
Cost: FREE

BREC Splash Pads :: There are a few BREC Parks with Baton Rouge splash pads! They are open March 18 – October 15 from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Cost: FREE

  • Greenwood Community Park – This park near the Baton Rouge Zoo in Baker also features a playground, picnic area, golf, disc golf, dog park, walking trails, tennis courts and a fishing lake.
  • City-Brooks Community Park – Near LSU and offering a playground, picnic area, dog park, tennis courts, baseball & soccer fields, golf course, outdoor basketball court, walking paths, and fishing lake.
  • Forest Community Park – This park is located in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. Forest Community Park serves a larger geographic area than a neighborhood park and is designed to engage the entire family for a whole day.
  • Highland Road Community Park – In addition to the splash pad, this park also features a playground, disc golf, tennis court, indoor basketball, and the Highland Road Observatory. If you are visiting Baton Rouge with kids, this is a great choice because of the other activities on site!
  • North Sherwood Forest Community Park – Located on N. Sherwood Forest Drive, this park features an indoor, air-conditioned walking track, playground, spray pad, fishing lake, fitness center, and a basketball court.
  • Zachary Community Park – Zachary Community Park splash pad can be activated with a brass push button on the three foot yellow pole located in the splash pad spray area and is practically brand new! There are lots of other amenities like a walking trail as well. This is sure to be a favorite Baton Rouge splash pad.
  • Jackson Communkity Parc.- located in Central right off of Sullivan Road, this park features slides, climbing apparatuses and a variety of equipment. There is an area for parents to sit and watch their children or they can join in the fun, too!

Baton Rouge splash pads

BREC Swimming Pools (for swimming in Baton Rouge with kids) :: 

Open for the Season: May 27, 2023
Closed for the Season: July 30, 2023

Wednesday-Sunday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Pool hours are subject to change based on operations and/or inclement weather. There is no cost for entry to these facilities.

BREC’s Liberty Lagoon :: Liberty Lagoon features water fun for the whole Baton Rouge family and includes slides, pools, a splash pad, a lazy river and more. This is a MUST if you are in Baton Rouge with kids.

Opening Saturday, April 23! The park will be open on weekends only until May 21. Summer hours of operation will start on May 27 and extended dates will go through October 15. Times will be done in a session-style schedule. Secure your spot in your selected session by purchasing your tickets online!

Cost: Age 1 and younger – Free
Active Military & First Responders (Police, Fire, Sheriff, etc) w/ ID – $10
General Entry – $12

Jambalaya Park Spray Pad and Pool :: Located in Gonzales, this park offers both a splash pad and a swimming pool!

**All hours subject to change for weather related reasons**

May 29 – Aug 1:

11:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday – Sunday
***Closed on Mondays and Holidays

Aug 2 – Labor Day:

11:00am-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday only

Cost: Spray Pad: FREE
Swimming Pool: Single entry passed are required for every person entering the facility. Single-entry passes are $7/person per day.

Oak Grove Community Center Splash Pad :: This park has a splash pad, playground, and basketball courts and is located at Hwy 42 and Hwy 73 in Prairieville. Also, there is a small skate park next door that is perfect for beginners!
Cost: FREE

Blue Bayou Water Park :: Off of Highland in Baton Rouge, Blue Bayou features more than 20 water attractions including the world’s largest upside down water slide and frequent concerts. Check the website for hours of operation.
Cost: Under 35″ – FREE
36″ – 48″ – $32.75
Over 48″ – $39.75
Age 60 and older – $32.75
Special pricing and season passes are available

AquaPards Water Park :: Located in Denham Springs and open Monday – Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00-5:00pm.


Under 30″ – Free
In-District – $8
Out of District – $10

Discount Days : Mondays & Tuesdays

In-District – $6
Out of District – $8

SPAR WATERPARK :: Nestled on the west side of Calcasieu Parish, just outside of Sulphur city limits, you will find the areas best way to escape the Louisiana summer heat! There is something for everyone, whether you are interested in speeding down an adrenaline-pumping waterslide, drifting along a peaceful lazy river in an inner tube, or entertaining the kids at Parrot Island! Check the website for hours of operation.


Under 2 years & younger – Free
In-District Under 48″ – $6.00                                                                                              Over 48″- $8.00                                                                                                      Military & Seniors (62+) $6.00

Out of District Under 48″ – $12.00                                                                                        Over 48″ – $14.00                                                                                                  Military & Seniors (62+) $12.00

Season Passes

In-District – $80/person – plus tax Out-of-District – $160/person – plus tax Purchase inside the Rec & Aquatic Center at the membership desk. (933 W. Parish Rd., Sulphur, LA)
  • Valid for the 2023 season only
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Passes cannot be altered after purchase


Grab your sunscreen and a towel, and beat the heat at one of these great Baton Rouge splash pads, pools or water parks! There are so many things to do with kids in Baton Rouge, but water fun might be our favorite.

We hope you enjoy the summer in Baton Rouge with kids!


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Jenny is originally from Kenner, LA, and considers herself a New Orleans girl at heart. She moved to Pineville in 2004 to attend college where she met her funny and always entertaining husband Brandon. Together they relocated to Baton Rouge almost 10 years ago and married in 2008. They added their joyful daughter Salem to the crew in April 2014, blue-eyed son Declan in July 2015, and baby Liesel in 2019 and now live in Zachary. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from LSU and has previously done some freelance writing. She now works full-time for the State of Louisiana. She and her family enjoy spending time together, making each other laugh and being a part of their church community. She loves wandering around Target, drinking coffee, watching HGTV, having people over and making any kind of craft.


  1. There are also two super cute play grounds and splash pads at the brusly and addis parks in west baton rouge. The one in brusly is only about 5 miles from downtown baton rouge.h

    • Hi Allison, The pool at City-Brooks Community Park is on the Brooks side of the park, not City Park side. It is located at 1650 Eddie Robinson Drive, 70802.


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