As temperatures rise, you and your kids may find yourself in need of a way to cool off. Pools and splash pads can be the perfect solution. Here are the top choices our real estate agents recommend around the Lake Charles area.
- Prien Lake Park: 3700 West Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70605
Prien Lake Park is a 29-acre park overlooking Indian Bay. In addition to picnic pavilions and playgrounds, the park offers a SprayGround water park, which is great for kids. They can splash around in the spraying water, which tends to be safer for little kids than swimming in a pool.
WiFi is available throughout Prien Lake Park, so if you need to send an email or check in with work during your visit, you can. There are also walking paths with distance markers, making it easy to squeeze a workout in between splashing sessions.
- Sulphur Parks & Recreation: 933 W. Parish Rd., Sulphur, LA 70663
Sulphur Parks & Recreation has a beautiful aquatic center that opened in 2005. Inside, there is an Olympic size pool with a zero-depth ramp entrance. The facility is open Monday - Friday from 5:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday from 8 am - 2 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm - 5 pm.
Swimming lessons are also available in the aquatic center. There are classes for adults and for kids of all ages.
- Lake Charles Ward Aquatic Center: 1100 2nd Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70601
This aquatic center is a good place to stop for a swim when you're looking at Lake Charles homes for sale. The Lake Charles Ward Aquatic Center offers open swimming between 1 pm and 6 pm Monday - Saturday, and the fee is only $1 per person.
Water aerobics classes are also available Monday - Friday at 6:30, again for a fee of only $1. Or, if you prefer, you can take a swimming lesson. There are options for adults and kids of all ages, and the specific schedule is listed on the website.
- River Bluff Park: 747 Theriot Rd., Moss Bluff, LA 70611
River Bluff Park is a lovely park with a lot of amenities for kids. There's a large splash area with lots of fun, colorful features that spray and dump water. The rubber footing helps prevent scrapes and other injuries.
This park sits on the bank of a river, and there is a boat launch, exercise area, family restrooms, and a quarter-mile walking path you can enjoy during your visit. When your kids are done splashing, let them play on the playground, which has separate areas for 2 -5-year-olds and 5 - 12-year-olds.
- Adventure Cove Park: 3210 Power Center Pkwy., Lake Charles, LA 70615
Adventure Cove Park is another great choice for kids. In fact, it is specifically designed to meet the meets of kids with varied abilities. The spray grounds are open all summer long and have plenty of fountains for kids to cool off in.
Adventure Cove Park also has rubber footing for safe running and jumping. The paths are wide and wheelchair-accessible, and the play areas are created for various age groups' needs.
When you're feeling a bit warm this summer, head to one of these pools or splash parks, and let the water cool you off. Contact us if you're looking for a real estate agent to guide your house hunting process.