Beat The Heat This Summer With These Northshore Splash Pads
The Northshore offers several FREE or Low Cost splash pad options, each with its own unique features. Some have water jets that shoot from the ground, while others will have gentle sprays that delight every toddler. In either case, a playground with water provides cooling relief in the waning days of the hot-weather season.Would you rather not have to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy the water? Check out all of the Northshore Homes for Sale With Pools!
Mandeville Trailhead Splash Fountain (pictured above)
675 Lafitte St., Mandeville
Located at the Trailhead Park in Old Mandeville, this small, simple splash “fountain” consists of holes in the ground that shoot up sprays of water when a child steps over them. Admission is free and it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., May through October.
Fontainebleau State Park Water Playground
62883 Hwy. 1089, Mandeville
The nice water playground at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, from April through September. There is a $3 per person fee to use the park, which includes access to the entire grounds, including another water attraction nearby, the Lake Pontchartrain Swimming Beach, walking trails, Oak grove, and playgrounds. Children under age 3 are FREE as well as seniors over age 62.
Abita Springs Trailhead Splash Pad
22049 Main St., Abita Springs
The splash pad at the Abita Springs trailhead is a fun little water playground adjacent to the regular playground, which offers cool features like a kid-sized zipline. Families can spend time in the playground and walk a few feet over to the free water play area where dozens of water jets spray high in the air at varying heights and intervals. Ample shade areas and benches surround the water park. Open during regular park hours: dawn till dusk.
Coquille Parks and Recreation Splash Pad
13505 Hwy. 1085, Covington
A fine splash pad “cool” enough to be enjoyed even by the elementary-aged kids, small buckets dump water from above while sprays shoot from below. This colorful park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Heritage Park Splash Pad
1701 Bayou Ln., Slidell
Those wanting to take in the splash pad at Slidell’s Heritage Park should do so soon; it closes after Labor Day. The water fun happens from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and is always free.
Cassidy Park Splash Pad
625 Willis Ave., Bogalusa
This water park includes cannons, flowers, and butterflies that provide the spray as well as the delight. While the neighboring park is still in-operational from the March flood, residents are delighted that this splash pad is once again open to the public. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and will close for the winter on November 2.
Chappapeela Sports Park Splash Pad
600 CM Fagan Drive, Hammond
The Chappapeela splash pad is a medium sized, gated area containing four splash pad areas, water fountains, and benches. Right outside of the covered area are drinking fountains, benches and an astro turf area where you can dry you and your kids once everyone is sufficiently water logged. The trailhead bathrooms are within walking distance for any restroom emergencies. The Sports Park also offers 3 separate playgrounds, and a 1.5 mile walking trail. Open dawn to dusk, April through September.
East Lakefront Children’s Park
1500 Block of Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville
Interactive water feature, beach, plus other fun play equipment. Water feature operates from 10AM-9PM, the months of May-October. No food or drink allowed.
Pearl River Playground and Splash Pad
64500 Church Street, Pearl River
The water park is open daily from sun-up to sun-down beginning when school ends and remains open until school resumes.
Bogue Chitto State Park Splash Pad – Water Playground
17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton
Louisiana State Park’s water playgrounds operate Tuesday through Sundays, April 1 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the facilities are closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. While there be sure an explore the nature trails, float down the Bogue Chitto River, fish in one of the 11 stocked ponds, or check out Frickes Cave. General Admission Day Use is $3 per person; Children age 3 and under are FREE as well as Seniors age 62 and older.
We all know how Louisiana summers can be brutal, so take the opportunity to cool down at one of these great Northshore Splash Pads!
Would you rather not have to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy the water? Check out all of the Northshore Homes for Sale With Pools!