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21 of the Best Local Splash Pads & Spray Parks for Kids

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.

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North Dallas Area Splash Parks and Splash Pads

Windhaven Meadows Park (Plano)

Location: 5400 Windhaven Parkway, Plano 75093

From June 15, the user-activated button for the Windhaven Meadows Park splash pad will be operational.

Splash Pad at Windhaven Meadows Park Plano
Photo Credit: City of Plano

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

North Dallas area splash pads

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (Plano)

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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Splash Pads, Splash Parks and Spray Parks

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.

Fairview Fountain (Fairview)

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.

Celebration Park Allen TX
Photo Credit: City of Allen

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.

WJ Thomas Carrollton Splash Pad

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! 

Little Elm, TX Splash Pad

Murphy Central Park (Murphy)

Location:550 N Murphy Rd, Murphy, TX 75094

Playground area and splash park, restrooms, and picnic tables.

McKinney Splash Pads

The City of McKinney has 9 splash pads throughout the city and even one water features for Dogs!

Campbell Green Splash Park (North Dallas)

Location:16600 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75248

Restrooms, playground, and splash pad.

Splash Pads North Dallas

Klyde Warren Park (Dallas)

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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