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.

Boats and bikes can be rented daily year-round (weather permitting). No discounts on holiday weekends. Click here for Current Hours of Operation.

A photo ID must be presented for the person renting the bike or boat. An adult 18 years of age or older must accompany minors to sign the rental waiver and provide photo ID. There is a discounted rate of 20% off for Friends of City Park members. City Park season passholders also receive a discount.

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

Click here for Boat Rental Rates

Illuminated Swan Boat Night Rides now available at the regular rental rates from sunset until closing, click here for Swan Boat Night Ride Availability and Hours.

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 stroll with a friend on a tandem bike. Have fun on a surrey bike with a canopy.

- Click here for Bike Rental Rates
- Click here for Bike Hours of Operation

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 $12, 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 nolagondola.com.