Where are the best local Splash Pads and Splash Parks?
Summer gets really hot here in Texas so we need to stay wet. Water play in our local water features is not only free, but fun too.
There’s nothing like fun in the sun at a local splash pad, spray parks, or what we call them locally, Splash Parks. Think of these local splash parks as a more contained easier version of a water park.
As a Mom, you can enjoy it too and not worry about any of the kids falling in a pool. Splash Parks and Splash Pad Parks are open over the Summer. Some open earlier than Memorial Day around the North Dallas area.
Here are some great splash parks in North Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding areas that are close by.
North Dallas Area Splash Parks and Splash Pads
Location: 5400 Windhaven Parkway, Plano 75093
From June 15, the user-activated button for the Windhaven Meadows Park splash pad will be operational.
Plano Aquatic Center (Plano)
Location: 2301 Westside Dr, Plano, TX 75075
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
Location: 5801 Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093
Large outdoor spray pad adjacent to a leisure pool with three water slides, spray fountains, and children’s play area. They also have easy access to Restrooms.
Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day, closed weekdays when PISD is in session.
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Frisco Commons Splash Pad (Frisco)
Location:8000 McKinney Rd, Frisco, TX 75034
This is a splash pad that is close to the all-abilities Hope Park (Frisco) and 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. This Splash pad is open 8am – 8pm until September 30.
Location:329 Town Pl, Fairview, TX 75069
(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 at it at the splash park and play. At night they will put on a light show to music with the water at 7pm and 8pm.
Celebration Station (Allen)
Location:701 Angel Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002
This is one of our favorite Splash parks and a great location for a family picnic. There are tons of tables and restrooms close by.
It sits right by the newly built Enormous kidMania community-built playground
It does get crowded in the summer time so come early! It is typically closed on Wednesdays.
Oak Hills Splash Park, Carrollton
Location:1225 Royal Palm Ln, Carrollton, TX 75007
As far as Splash Parks go, this is fully equipped with a nice Pavilion, tables, and grills are available with restrooms onsite.
This Splash Park has a Playground and Sand Volleyball court alongside, but the splash pad itself has 2 water slides and a cute water feature, so it’s a real favorite for younger kids.
Open 9am–8pm daily through early October.
W.J. Thomas Splash Park (Carrollton)
Location:1955 Perry Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
Open 9am–8pm daily through early October. Shaded areas, tables, grills, and a deck are available here.
Little Elm Splash Pad
Location: 1001 Witt Rd, Little Elm, TX 75068
Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., daily
The Splash Pad is for all ages: Swim diapers on babies if needed and water shoes are recommended for children. No dogs are allowed.
The water is treated with chlorine and recirculated. There are plenty of tables and chairs with shade and clean bathrooms are located right next to the splash pad. You could spend 1-2 hours with snacks and water very happily!
Location:550 N Murphy Rd, Murphy, TX 75094
Playground area and splash park, restrooms, and picnic tables.
The City of McKinney has 9 splash pads throughout the city and even one water features for Dogs!
- Al Ruschhaupt Soccer complex *
- Ash Woods Park
- Aviator Park
- Dog Park at Bonnie Wenk Park
- Finch Park
- Horizon Park
- Inspiration Park
- John M.Whisenant Park
- Dr. Mack Hill Park
Campbell Green Splash Park (North Dallas)
Location:16600 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75248
Restrooms, playground, and splash pad.
Location:2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
This is just an extra fountain area and 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 or Spray Park? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!
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