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Illuminated Swan Boats are Back This Summer on Big Lake at New Orleans City Park

For Immediate Release:
July 2, 2020

New Orleans, LA – This summer, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets – it’s just beginning! Wheel Fun Rentals is bringing back extended hours at their New Orleans City Park location on Big Lake to offer night-time, LED-lit swan boat rentals for the summer starting Friday, July 3rd!

Visitors and locals alike will be able to light up the lake every Friday and Saturday night through Labor Day with Wheel Fun Rentals’ iconic swan pedal boats. LED lights are mounted onto the sides and neck of the swans, creating an electrifying twilight experience that pairs perfectly with the New Orleans night sky.

Night-time rentals will be available at New Orleans City Park’s Big Lake every Friday and Saturday evening from Sunset until 10 p.m.  Pricing is $11 per hour for adults 18 and older, and $6 per hour for children 17 and under and no reservations are required.

“We are very excited to bring back this fun evening experience,” said Rodney Knight, owner and operator of Wheel Fun Rentals, on the decision to restart night-time boat rentals. “We’re always looking for new ways for guests to enjoy the park and our products; and, bringing back the swan boat night rides allows us to continue to provide that.”

Having operated in New Orleans City Park since 2013, Wheel Fun Rentals introduced Swan Boats in 2018. These iconic boats have become a staple activity in the area for families, date nights, parties and more – including the Wednesdays with Wheel Fun program that provides free rentals to non-profit charities every week. With locations across the country, Wheel Fun Rentals has operated and lead the recreation industry for over 20 years. For more information about Swan Boat Night Rides or Wheel Fun Rentals at New Orleans City Park, please visit:



Wheel Fun Rentals Media Contact: Rodney Knight (320) 266-1164



About Wheel Fun Rentals
Founded in 1987, Wheel Fun Rentals started with four wheel Surrey cycles, evolved into specialty bike rentals and bike tours, and now offers recreational rentals of all kinds from more than 100 outlets in 16 states. Specializing in unique bikes and tours, Wheel Fun Rentals has been offering clean, healthy family fun and affordable outdoor entertainment to nearly 3 million customers annually from city and state parks, resorts, and retail outlets through corporate locations and franchised territories. For more information about Wheel Fun Rentals please visit or call 805-650-7770. Follow Wheel Fun Rentals: @WheelFunRentalsOfficial on Facebook, @WheelFunRentalsOfficial on Instagram, and @WheelFunRentals on Twitter.


About New Orleans City Park:

In its 170th year, City Park continues to push forward with thoughtful progress as a world class park. This year a 6 acre expansion of the New Orleans Museum of Art Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden was opened. Café Du Monde opened in City Park in July of 2019. In August, the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center received the national honor of 2019 USTA Facility Award. In September, the Louisiana Children’s Museum opened its doors to the children of the nation and Storyland, a true gem of City Park, was revitalized to its full splendor as new generations of New Orleanians play on its fairy-tale sculptures. A large outdoor kitchen in the New Orleans Botanical Garden opened in October. New Orleans City Park is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park is a 90/10 Park. Self-generated revenue makes up 90% of the $22 million annual operating budget; City Park receives no general fund operating dollars from the city or the state. The Park receives approximately $2 million each year from the state for operations. City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city. The 1,300 acres of parkland provide enjoyment for people no matter their age. City Park is home to the world’s largest collection of mature Live Oak trees. To learn more about the Park, visit