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 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.
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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!
Baton 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.
BREC Splash Pads :: There are a few BREC Parks with Baton Rouge splash pads! They are open April – October from 8:00am to 8:00pm
- 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.
*BREC’s Jackson Community Park splash pad remains closed due to park construction.
BREC Swimming Pools (for swimming in Baton Rouge with kids) ::
Open for the Season: May 23, 2022
Closed for the Season: July 31, 2022
Pool hours are subject to change based on operations and/or inclement weather. There is no cost for entry to these facilities.
- Brooks Pool – City-Brooks Community Park
- Howell Pool – Howell Community Park Pool will be closed for the 2022 season
- Anna T Jordan Pool – Anna T Jordan Community Park
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, May 21! The park will be open weekends only until May 31. Summer hours of operation starting after May 31 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!
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″ – $28.75
Over 48″ – $35.25
Age 60 and older – $28.75
Special pricing and season passes 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
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.