Whether you are planning to visit Baton Rouge for a quick weekend or have a longer trip planned, Red Stick Mom is your one stop website for enjoying Baton Rouge with kids. If you need things to do with kids in Baton Rouge during summer, or are looking for the best splash pad in Baton Rouge, we have you covered. Whether you need to entertain the kids indoors in Baton Rouge or prefer hiking adventures in the great outdoors, our goal is to make life easier and more enjoyable for Baton Rouge parents.
Looking for the best swimming pools and splash pads in Baton Rouge?
We all know how hot these summer days get in Louisiana. There is no way one can survive just lounging around out there without some water. I mean, it’s practically like we are living in a super hot furnace of hotness. Y’all get the picture. All of us at Red Stick feel your pain and have put together this guide of the best swimming pools in Baton Rouge. You can thank us later, preferably poolside!
The Brooks Community Park Pool is a BREC pool that is open to the public for free. It is open daily 2p-5p. A swimsuit is required.
If you live in or around the Gonzales area, you will find the Jambalaya Park Pool to be of some great use this summer. You will find it open from Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm. Single entry passes are required for every person entering the facility. Single-entry passes are $7/person per day.
The Anna T. Jordan Community Pool is another BREC pool located in South Baton Rouge. Like the City Park Community Park Pool, it is open to the public for free from 2p-5p daily. A swimsuit is required.
BREC’s Premiere Waterpark is now open to the public. Perfect timing, right? In order to enjoy the cool water here, you must pay $12 for general entry. Children under the age of 1 are free. The hours for Liberty Lagoon are:
- Monday + Tuesday + Thursday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 2-5 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 2-5 p.m.
- Friday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 2-5 p.m. / 6-9 p.m.
- (The facility will be cleared 15 minutes prior to closing time)
For those who live closer and within the Denham Springs area, Aqua PARDS may be your pool of choice. Offering lots of fun splash areas for the kids and a waterslide, you will find both fun and a cooling break from the summer heat. Flotation devices are not allowed unless USCG approved and no arm floaties. You will find a concession stand to keep everyone content while hanging out by the pool. Pool hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. Admission costs: live in-district ($8), out-of-district ($10) and $2 off on Mondays and Tuesdays!
Public Pools that require a membership.
In case you did not know this, 3 of the YMCA locations in Baton Rouge have swimming pools: Paula G Manship, C B Pennington, and A.C. Lewis. You will have to have a YMCA membership in order to enjoy any of these pools.
- C B Pennington Pool hours are: Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 4pm, and Sunday 1pm – 3:30pm.
- Paula G Manship Pool hours are: Monday – Thursday 5:00am to 7:30pm, Friday 5:00am to 6:30pm, Saturday 8am to 3:30pm, and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:30pm.
- A.C. Lewis Pool hours are: Indoor Pool– Monday – Thursday 6am-12pm & 3pm-7pm, Friday 6am-12pm & 3pm-6pm, Saturday 8am-3pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Outdoor Pool– Monday-Thursday 6am-7pm
Gym Fit :
Gym Fit is another gym offering both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool plus a fun splash pad area for anyone with a membership. Not sure if you want to join? You can test out their facility for 1 week for free! You can also book private pool parties.
Spectrum Fitness in both Baton Rouge and Denham Springs offers free swimming to all of its members. Another bonus of being a member of this fitness gym is that you can also take advantage of their childcare!
Southern Oaks Athletic Club offers its members open swim times for both a heated and cooled pool. You can go from the gym to the pool scene or even play a few rounds of tennis before jumping in. Swimming Pool Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10a-8p; Sunday 12p-6p.