Boating & Biking

Explore City Park on wheels or water

Wheel Fun Rentals provides both our boats and bikes for rental from the City Park Boat House on Big Lake.

Please see the bottom of the page for information on the gondola. 

Boats and bikes can be rented (Weather permitting and no discounts on holiday weekends.): 

Summer Hours: March through October

Open daily
10am- Sunset

Winter Hours: November through February

Thursdays – Sundays 10am to 5pm (last whole hour rental at 4pm)

Closed: Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

A photo ID must be presented for the person renting the bike or boat. You must be 18 years of age to rent items. There is a discounted rate of 20% off for Friends of City Park members. You will also get a discount with your CIty Park Season Pass.
For more information call 300-1289 or visit Wheel Fun's site.

Boat Rentals

See City Park from a new perspective! Spend a lazy afternoon floating with the ducks, swans and geese on the park’s historic bayous and lagoons.

*Fishing is not allowed from boats (only from the shoreline).

**Personal boats are not allowed in City Park waters. Only boats rented from the Boat House on Big Lake are allowed on City Park waters.

Boat Rental Rates:

Pedal Boat - $25 hourly

Double Pedal Boat - $30 hourly

Single Kayak - $15 hourly

Double Kayak - $21 hourly

Canoe - $19 hourly

Stand-Up Paddleboard - $20 hourly

Bike Rentals

Explore City Park on two wheels! Or four!

City Park’s four miles of bike paths take riders from Bayou St. John to Lake Pontchartrain. Plus there are trails around Big Lake (3/4 of a mile) and the Festival Grounds (1 mile).

No bike? No problem. Bikes can be rented from the City Park Boat House on Big Lake. Take s troll with a friend on a tandum bike. Have fun on a surrey bike with a canopy.

Wheel Fun Rentals provides both our bikes and boats for rental.

Bike Rental Rates:
Single Surrey Bike - $25 hourly
Double Surrey Bike - $35 hourly
Deuce Coupe Bike - $25 hourly
Chopper Bike - $14 hourly
Quad Sport Bike - $14 hourly
Cruiser Bike - $10 hourly, $25 half day, $40 full day
Mountain Bike - $10 hourly, $25 half day, $40 full day
Tandem Bike - $15 hourly, $30 half day, $40 full day
Kids Bike - $8 hourly, $20 half day, $40 full day
Mountain Bike with Kids Trailer - $20 hourly, $40 half day, $50 full day

Bikes are available during the same hours of operation as Boating on Big Lake.

50% Off a Year of Fun with Wheel Fun Rentals
Can't get enough of us? Purchase an Annual Pass today - and save 50% for an entire year! The card pays for itself in one visit.  For just $10, plus your full priced rental fee the day you buy the pass, you become an Annual Pass member which gives you 50% off all future rentals for one year. Plus, we'll throw in an extra half an hour onto your rental the day you become a member.

Gondola Rides

Enjoy an authentic Venetian gondola ride through City Park’s bayous and lagoons aboard the Bella Mae. NOLA Gondola offers private 50-minute tours for two to six people. For rates and reservations, visit www.nolagondola.com.