Splash around in the summer! We have a variety of aquatic options including splash pads, an outdoor swimming pool, swim lessons, and a swim team.


Cool off from the Louisiana heat at one of our outdoor locations!

Johnny Jacobs Pool is a 3.5-4 ft deep pool for children and adults to enjoy with YMCA-certified lifeguards on duty. Take a swim lesson, join the swim team, or come for a day of public swimming at the pool!

Lafreniere Park Spray Park is a splash pad for children ages 10 and under. The park features 13 water features for the ultimate day of fun.

Parc des Familles Spray Park is the Westbank splash pad for children ages 10 and under. The park offers water bliss during the hot summer days with 16 different water features to enjoy.

For more information, call (504) 736-6999 or (504) 349-5000 or check out the latest Program Guide.

Lafreniere Spray Park

3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie

The Lafreniere Spray Park is 4,000 square feet of fun for children 10 & under. It has 13 water features including water cannons.

Hours of Operation

The park is open daily daily May 25th – August 9th

  • Daily: 12pm – 7pm

Daily Fees

  • $5 per person (Splash pads are always free)

The fee includes 90-minutes of play time. The spray park has a capacity of 75.

For more information contact (504) 838-4389.

Parc des Famillies Spray Park

6101 Leo Kerner Lafitte Pkwy, Marrero

The Parc des Familles Spray Park has 16 water features that include a water ring, fill n spill and water flower.

Hours of Operation

The park is open seasonally for children ages 10 and under on the following schedule:

  • April 8- May 14: Weekends only (Hours: 9a.m.-5p.m.)
  • May 15 – August 13: 7 days a week (Hours: 11a.m.- 6p.m.)
  • August 19 – September 3: Weekends only (Hours: 9a.m.- 5p.m.)

For more information contact (504) 349-5000.


Johnny Jacobs Pool

5851 5th Ave, Marrero

Hours of Operation*

Pool Season: April – August

  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 1pm-6pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 2pm-6pm

* Hours may be schedule to change due to weather


Daily Fees

  • $2 Swimmer
  • $1 Spectators

Cash only, must use token machine on site


  • YMCA certified lifeguards
  • Free Coast Guard approved life jackets
  • Free swim tests



Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are available during the summer months at Johnny Jacobs Pool. Group lessons are available.

Registration for swim lessons opens April 1 at 8:00 a.m. Register for swim lessons here.

Program Options

  • Strong Swimmers Class (ages 6 months- 35 months)
  • Strong Swimmers Class (ages 3-5)
  • Strong Swimmers Class (ages 6-12)
  • Teen Swim Lessons (ages 13-17)
  • Adult Swim lessons (ages 18+)
  • Parent & Child Water Safety Class (ages 6 – 35 months)

Classes are limited to a maximum of 5 adults per age group per time.


  • $4 – Strong Swimmers Session Participants
  • $5 – Teens and Adults

Strong Swimmers

Each swim session consists of six 45 minute lessons. Check out our catalog for swim program times and dates. Classes are limited to 5-10 students per age group.


Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Each swim session consists of four 60 minute lessons. Lessons are on Sunday mornings. Check our catalog for swim program dates and times.


Swim Team

Our JPRD Swim Team is a new program offering opportunities for competition and skill development to swimmers ages 6-17 years old.

Practices will be held at the YMCA in Metairie for the Eastbank swim team and at Johnny Jacobs Pool for the Westbank Swim team.

All potential team members must try out before being admitted to the swim team. View the program guide for more information and pricing.

For more information, call (504) 736-6999.

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