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North Dallas Area Splash Parks

Summer gets really hot here in Texas so we need to stay wet! There’s nothing like fun in the sun at a local splash pad. As a Mom, you can enjoy it too and not worry about any of the kids falling in a pool! Here are some great splash pad parks in North Dallas that are not far from the Plano area.

The best splash pad parks for kids to get wet in the North Dallas area.

North Dallas Area Splash Parks

Plano Aquatic Center: This is an indoor pool in Plano but they also have a splash pad on the side. It is $3 per person for ages 3 and up but they have tables and locker rooms to change in. You could bring snacks and make an afternoon of it. Please call before to check on hours. They have odd hours in the summer due to morning time being mostly swim lessons only.  (972) 769-4232

Hope Park (Frisco)  This is a splash pad that is close to the all abilities playground in Frisco. It’s a great area with lots to do. You can certainly make it a day trip and take a picnic and bring bikes as well. The website says all Frisco Splash pads open on May 15th.

Fairview Fountain (Fairview outside of Gloria’s Mexican food)  This is a great place to grab some food (or eat at Gloria’s!) and let the kids splash and play. At night they will put on a light show to music with the water.

Celebration Station (Allen) This is a fabulous park and great location for a family picnic. There are tons of tables and restrooms close by. It does get crowded in the summer time so come early! (Open as of May 1st!)

Murphy Central Park  Playground area and splash park, restrooms and picnic tables.

Campbell Green Splash Park: (Dallas off Hillcrest) Restrooms, playground, and splash pad.

W.J. Thomas Splash Park (Carrollton) Open 9am–8pm daily May 1st through early October.

McKinney Splash Pads The City of McKinney has 9 splash pads throughout the city and even one for Dogs!!  All splash pads are open for the 2017 summer!

Klyde Warren Park: This is just an extra fountain area nd park that is so fun for kids. They have fountains and a place in the kid play area that kids will LOVE getting wet in!

Have we left off your favorite local splash pad? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

Klyde Warren Park

If you’re looking for a fun day trip with kids, Klyde Warren Park is the way to go! The park is in downtown Dallas and so much to offer for the whole family.

 

Check out this video all about the park.

Know Before You Go:

You can take the Dart train to save money on getting there. It takes about 35-40 minutes. If you drive you will have to pay for parking.

Bring a picnic! The food trucks are so nice but can be expensive. To save money, bring some food and drinks!

Take a blanket and balls to play with. There are some tables but picnic style is fun too.

There are lots of fountains so be prepared for your kids to get wet! Bring extra clothes or a towel.

In the gated playground area there are bathrooms, but there are only 2! There is usually a wait.

CityLine

If you’re looking for to check out some newer developed areas around town, check out CityLine. CityLine is located in the SE corner of George Bush Tollroad and Central Expressway. It’s just 2-3 stops off the DART from Parker station. It’s loaded with new restaurants and fun shops so visiting CityLine is a must!

CityLine is a new development that is served for mixed use of restaurants, Whole Foods grocery store, movie theater, offices, residences, and retail shops. It was created in hopes to bring more of a city life to the suburbs. They say the have something to offer everyone!

I loved that everything was within walking distance. I went around dinner time so I saw people out walking and enjoying themselves. I also thought the area was very well lit and there were tons of parking areas. That’s always nice!

I recently checked out CityLine and I was really impressed! There were so many fun restaurants to try out including one I’ve been hearing about, Fernando’s Mexican food. This was definitely the most packed as we were strolling by! It’s one I want to try sometime soon.

I also spotted Tom + Chee, for every grilled cheese lover! I’ve heard great things about this too. I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice variety of eateries. They have some nicer places that will cost more and some lower priced ranged sandwich and yogurt shops too.

To check out more shops and restaurants at CityLine they have a great directory to view them all with store information on each.  They have a movie theater that says opening in 2017 on the directory site. I did not see it the day I went so I’m not sure exactly when it will open.

CityLine is a really nicely done development that offers so many choices and things to do for the family. It will be a perfect place to spend a family night out or even a fun date night.  There were more developments going up and some construction going on because they are adding even more to the area!

Check out CityLine and let us know your favorite place there!

 

 

Fun Day trips around Dallas

Have the day off? Last minute no weekend plans? Plan a last minute family fun day! Here are some day trips ideas into Dallas and surrounding areas that would make for great memories and fun for the whole family.

Dallas Zoo: You can easily take the DART train to the Dallas Zoo! Bring a picnic and some comfy walking shoes.

Ft. Worth Zoo: Want to get out of Dallas? Try the Ft. Worth Zoo.

Heard Museum: Located in McKinney on 289 acres of wildlife sanctuary. Come walk the trails and check out the fun exhibits.

Perot Museum: Located in downtown Dallas, this museum offers fun for all ages. See dinosaurs and animals from the past. View a 3D movie or just bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Klyde Warren Park: Take a break from the hustle and bustle and bring your kids to play at this park that goes across Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. Enjoy the tasty food trucks and soak up some sun.

Dallas Aquarium: Kids of all ages will love this. You can make a day of it and eat in the West End area or bring a picnic lunch and head the park afterward!

Ranger Game in Arlington: Cheer on the Rangers baseball team in Arlington!

Burger’s Lake: Ft. Worth, Enjoy a day on the water at Burger’s Lake. A fun waterhole and you will think you’re at the beach!

Six Flags: Spend a full day at Six flags over Texas. Ride the rides, eat, and see the fun shows in the park.

Arboretum: Spend the day at the beautiful arboretum in the heart of Dallas off the serene White Rock Lake. Spring and Fall are great times to go to view the flowers and see the amazing displays.

Lake Lewisville: Want to spend the day on the water? Head to Lake Lewisville to eat and play on the water. Lots to do there!