Summer Water Fun in Acadiana

If you are looking for things to do with kids in Lafayette, LA, you have come to the right place. Whether you are looking for the best snowballs in Lafayette, swim lessons or other ways to make memories with your kids in Lafayette, Lafayette Mom has you covered! We also have recommendations for the best places to get crawfish in Acadiana, as well as family vacation ideas that are within driving distance of Lafayette. A list of the best places to swim in Lafayette, LA is available online as well.

Summer Water Fun in Acadiana

We all know the summers in Louisiana are H-O-T. Here are some places around the area you can visit to cool off!

Camp Margaritaville RV Park

1055 N Barn Rd, Henderson, LA

$30 per day

Ages under 3: FREE

Limited availability so we recommend booking in advance. Available Monday-Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM

Riverside Swim Club

420 Corona Dr, Lafayette, LA

$375 one year membership; $275 single membership

Riverside Swim Club has been open for over 30 years. Enjoy a dive off of the board, shade under the large pavilion, an oversized community pit, and a children’s swimming pool.

Parc Sans Souci

201 W Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA

While you take a stroll in Downtown Lafayette cool off in the fountain. Enjoy a family picnic, but don’t forget to get your picture at the Y in Lafayette!

Parc Lafayette

1921 Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette, LA

Another great spot in town where you can sleep, shop, eat and cool off in the fountain.

St. Julien Park Splash Pad

701 St. Nazaire Rd, Broussard, LA

If you haven’t checked out this slash pad make sure to add it to the bucket list for the summer! It will open May 1 with hours 8 am – 8 pm

Palmetto State Park Splash Pad

19501 Pleasant Rd, Abbeville, LA

Make a day out of the drive to Palmetto State Park. Entrance to the park is $3 per person, free for seniors (62 & older), and free for children 3 and under. The splash pad is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 8 am – 8 pm.

Girard Park Splash Pad

500 Girard Park Dr, Lafayette, LA

Red’s Lerille’s Health & Racquet Club

301 Doucet Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503

If you know a member of this club you are able to accompany them a max of 3 times a year for a fee of $15 a day. They have a great pool and splash pad!

Moncus Park

Johnston St, Lafayette, LA

The Our Lady of Lourdes Interactive Water Adventure is open daily from 10am to 7pm. The Our Lady of Lourdes 5,100 square foot interactive water feature is centered around a large alligator sculpture staring back at a pirogue play structure. The alligator has “breathing” water arches for its abdomen, and children in the pirogue are so frightened by the alligator stalking them that the boat is shaking, creating “waves” made with custom jets, even though this feature has no standing water. Throughout the large wet deck, another set of custom jets shoot up water that mimic bald cypress “knees.”

Best Pools in Lafayette, LA

If you are looking for a quick swim, of course a swimming pool is another way to cool off in Lafayette, LA with kids!

Worth the Drive

Spar Waterpark

933 West Parish Rd, Sulphur, LA 70663

Nestled on the west side of Calcasieu Parish, just outside of Sulphur city limits, you will find the areas best way to escape the Louisiana summer heat! There is something for everyone, whether you are interested in speeding down an adrenaline-pumping waterslide, drifting along a peaceful lazy river in an inner tube, or entertaining the kids at Parrot Island! Check  out their website for hours or operation.

Daily rates available along with season passes, birthday party packages, cabana rentals and more!

Baton Rouge Splash Pads, Pool and Water Parks

Check out Red Stick Mom’s post for some ideas for ideas to cool off in their area.

10+ Places for Water Fun in and Around New Orleans

New Orleans Mom also has a great resource for water fun in their area.

These are just a few of the best splash pads and water parks in Lafayette, LA, so if you have any more suggestions please let us know!


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Patrice LaBauve
Patrice is a Baton Rouge native that moved to the area to attend UL Lafayette in 2002 and never looked back. Since graduating with a degree in Public Relations she has worked in the insurance business on both personal and commercial sides. Her love of her Cajun heritage made it an easy decision to marry her New Iberia born and raised husband, Matt. They now resides in Youngsville and have two daughters Jolie (9) and Amelie (5) and her bonus son, Eli (14). On most weekdays you will find her running the roads to the dance studio, soccer field or her favorite place, 220 Fitness. The weekends are her favorite family time and are usually spent cooking with her family, watching her daughter show off her goalie skills, checking out any festival around the area, and catching all Saints and Cajuns game. She and her husband are craft beer drinkers, but she also won’t turn down a good Pinot Noir or fancy cocktail. She loves a good philanthropic event, to-do lists, singing in front of people whenever she gets the chance, her gym family and live music. Lafayette has been the perfect place to raise her children and immerse them in the culture she loves.


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