The summer heat is upon us and keeping cool is a top priority in Jefferson Parish. Fortunately, this area has a variety activities to help us stay cool during the dog days of summer!

- Lafreniere Spray Park:

Lafreniere Spray Park

This family-friendly spray pad at Lafreniere Park has 13 water features – 5 in-ground, 5 above ground and 3 water cannons! It sprays more than 135 gallons of water per minute and covers approximately 4,000 square feet of surface. The perfect place to chill out on a hot summer day!

- Bayou Segnette State Park Wave Pool:

Bayou Segnette State Park Wave Pool
*photo credit: Louisiana Travel

This 22,000 square-foot wave pool has been a popular way to cool down in Jefferson Parish since the 1990s! There’s also a splash pool and slide for small kids. The pool has concessions and picnic tables if you plan to make a day out of it. Or stay the weekend, this state park is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts featuring camping, fishing, boating and more!

- Beach Day in Grand Isle:

Beach Day in Grand Isle

Grand Isle is Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island and possesses seven miles of beautiful beachfront! Bring the family and spend the day lounging in the surf and relaxing on the sand. Bring your rod and fish off the fishing pier! Are you a risk taker? Try out wakeboarding! There’s a plethora of activities in Grand Isle to keep you cool on the hottest of days!

- Boating on Lake Pontchartrain:

Boating on Lake Pontchartrain

Feel that cool Lake Pontchartrain breeze on your face as you launch a boat out of Bucktown or Bonnabel. Spend the day on the lake, fish and see the gorgeous sunset!

- Take an Airboat Swamp Tour in Lafitte:

Take an Airboat Swamp Tour in Lafitte

*photo credit: Airboat Adventures LLC

See the beautiful cypress-covered swamps of Jefferson Parish like you’ve never seen them before, up close and personal on an authentic airboat. It may be hot outside, but there will be a nice breeze while you’re zooming along the bayou!

- Go Inside:

Go Inside

Get out of the heat and into the AC! There’s lots to do in Jefferson that takes place in the cool AC. Head on over to the Kenner Planetarium, Megadome Cinema & Space Science Complex where visitors at can see laser shows, educational movies and experience exciting scientific discovery with dynamic hands-on exhibits about weather, optical illusions, insects, even a real-life space shuttle, making learning fun for everyone.

Are you a fan of the arts? Jefferson has a variety of theaters where you can see the hottest live shows on tour!

- A Cool Treat:

Sno cone

Cool down on a hot day with an icy treat! Try one of the many snowball stands and ice cream shops around Jefferson Parish.

With temperatures on the rise, there’s plenty to do to cool you down! How do you keep cool in Jefferson Parish?

For more info on fun things to do in Jefferson Parish, check out our calendar of events.

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