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 and across from Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

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.): 

Weekdays: Open 10am to sunset

Weekends: Open 9am to 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. You will also get a discount with your City Park Season Pass.
For more information call 504-300-1289 or visit Wheel Fun Rental's website.

Click here for Bikes and Boats on Big lake info

Click here for Bikes near Carousel Gardens Amusement Park info

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:

Single kayak - $15 /hr
Double kayak - $22 /hr
Canoe - $22/hr

Annual pass is $12/person

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 tandeum 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 4-Wheel Surrey (up to 3 adults, plus 2 small children) - $26 /hr
Double 4-Wheel Surrey (up to 4 adults, plus 2 small children) - $36 /hr
Deuce Coupe (up to 2 adults, plus 2 small children) - $26 /hr
Chopper & Quad Sports - $13/hr
Cruiser bikes (regular bicycle with no gears) - $12/hr
Tandem bicycle - $20/hr
Kids bikes - $8/hr

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


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.