Looking for ways to beat the heat? Look no further! We have you covered on all things cool – from pool to ice cream and everything in between!
MAKE A SPLASH
BREC has user-operated splash pads at five park locations: City-Brooks, Forest, Greenwood, Highland Road, North Sherwood and Zachary community parks. The splash pads are activated by the push of a button daily, March through October.
A DIP IN THE POOL
City-Brooks and Anna T. Jordan Community Parks offer public pools for daytime swimming from now until July 30. If you’re looking for lap swimming, check out the outdoor pool at the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA.
SLIP ‘N’ SLIDE
Canoe or kayak your way through Louisiana’s waterways and make it as simple or adventurous as you want. Spend a couple hours on the LSU Lakes or rent kayaks and canoes from BREC to paddle along the winding canoe and kayak trails at Greenwood Community Park. Rent paddleboards from Muddy Water Paddle Company to venture on your own or book a group instructional session with them for your friends.
AN ICY TREAT
RAISE THE ROOF
Or swim on it. Head to the rooftop pool at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel to laze away a hot day in high fashion.
WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM
Taking a dessert break? The LSU AgCenter Dairy Store offers a selection of ice cream made with milk from cows at the AgCenter’s Southeast Research Station and feature an array of flavors. Looking for something just as sweet but a little different? Sweet Society offers taiyaki ice cream, complete with a fish-shaped waffle cone.