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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): 

Winter Hours: November - February

November 1 – February 28

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

Closed: Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Summer Hours: March - October

Open daily
10am- Sunset

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.
For more information call 300-1289 or visit their 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).

Boat Rental Rates:

Pedal Boat - $20 hourly

Double Pedal Boat - $25 hourly

Single Kayak - $12 hourly

Double Kayak - $19 hourly

Fishing Boat - $25 hourly

Stand-Up Paddle Board - $18 hourly

Bike Rentals

Explore City Park on two wheels!

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 - $20 hourly
Double Surrey Bike - $30 hourly
Deuce Coupe Bike - $20 hourly
Chopper Bike - $12 hourly
Quad Sport Bike - $12 hourly
Cruiser Bike - $9 hourly, $25 half day, $35 full day
Mountain Bike - $9 hourly, $25 half day, $35 full day
Tandem Bike - $14 hourly, $30 half day, $40 full day
Kids Bike - $7 hourly, $20 half day, $30 full day
Kids Trailer - $8 hourly, $15 half day, $25 full day

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

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.