BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Nothing is more enjoyable than a hot summer day in Louisiana, especially after rainy, chilly days. With summer swiftly approaching, those record-hot temperatures call for something to keep you cool.

While hot weather is amazing, keeping yourself cool to avoid dehydration or heat strokes can be very important. Baton Rouge has many options that are family-friendly. Waterparks, splash pads, swimming pools and snowballs are great sources of refreshment.

So, to keep you safe and most importantly, to keep it fun, we’ve created a list of ways to cool your body down during these scorching months.

Splash Pads

BREC splash pads and park hours in the Baton Rouge area are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

  • Highland Road Community Park, 14024 Highland Road
  • City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive
  • Forest Community Park, 13900 S. Harrells Ferry Road
  • Greenwood Community Park, 13350 LA-19, Baker
  • Jackson Community Park, 12250 Sullivan Road
  • North Sherwood Forest Community Park, 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
  • Zachary Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway

Swimming Pools

BREC swimming pools open on May 27 and close on July 30. These pools are free to use.

  • Anna T. Jordan Community Park, 1750 Stilt Street
  • Brooks Pool at City-Brooks Park
  • Howell Pool at Howell Community Park
  • Independence Community Park, 7500 Independence Boulevard
  • Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Avenue

Snowball Stands

  • Snoman Snoballs, 9534 Burbank Drive
  • Cool Delights Snowballs, 1115 Government Street
  • Rainbow Delites, 10770 N. Harrells Ferry Road
  • Snow Queen Snowballs, 4129 N. Foster Drive
  • The Sno Shop, 3655 Perkins Road, Suite A
  • Cool Tiger Ice SnoBalls, 5355 Jones Creek Road
  • Way Cool Snowballs, 7020 Antioch Road