Beat The Heat: Head To The Water

The dog days of summer are here. We are in the middle of summer and we have the temperatures to prove it here in New Orleans. What makes matters worse, we have a couple more weeks to go before temperatures will start cooling off. Trying to beat the heat can be a challenge, especially when you want to still try to get exercise for your pet.  We did some digging and may have found some more ideas on how you can beat the heat while having fun in the city.

On The Water

Beat The HeatIf you are looking to cool down and have fun on the water there are several options for you:

-At City Park you can rent canoes, kayaks or boats.
-At Bayou St John you and your family could spend the dog days of summer by jumping on a Stand Up Paddle Board.
-And if you wanna relax and have the water carry you, how about tubing on the Bogue Chitto River?

Splash Pads

Beat The HeatSplash pads are wonderful places to cool down when it’s hot outside. Here a few ideas:

-At Woldenberg Riverfront Park kids can enjoy a 90 feet long splash pad right in front of the Aquarium
-Lafreniere’s Spray Park in Metairie  has 13 water features
-In Mandeville you and your family can get soaked at the Fontainebleau State Park Water Playground

Public Pools

If you don’t have a pool there are plenty of public pools you can cool off in:

Whitney M. Young Memorial Pool at Audubon is open to the public June 1 – September 6
-Behrman Park Pool on 2529 General Meyer Ave. is open to the public June 2 – August 4
-Lyons Recreation Center Pool on 624 Louisiana Ave. is open to the public June 2 –  September 2

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How About A Swamp Tour

Summer is the best time to experience Louisiana Swamps.  The Louisiana Tour Company has been offering the most exciting and adventurous New Orleans tours for over 24 years . For more details click here: