With heat indexes topping out at 100+ degrees, a run through an Austin-area splash pad can help cool down the family. If you’re on a budget and looking for some free fun in Austin, a play date at one of these splash pads is perfect since almost all are FREE!
1101 W. 33rd St., Austin
5200 Berkman Dr.
1404 E. 16th St.
2407 Canterbury St.
1182 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
1811 W. 11th St.
3001 Harris Park Blvd.
1600 Parkway at Kingsbury
1100 Brodie St.
Most Austin splash pads are open from 9 am – 8 pm daily, but they do close for maintenance, often without notice, so have a backup plan in mind. You can check for closures here or call (512) 974-9331.
1000 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Closed for the past year, this popular downtown splash pad is open on Mondays from noon – 9:45 pm and Tuesdays- Sundays from 8am – 9:45pm. Great spot for catching those perfect Austin photos!
2703 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville
This splash pad has bathrooms nearby and is close to one of the Austin-area’s largest BMX and skate parks. There are also several playgrounds located nearby and a large sandbox for the kids to play in.
1813 Tranquility Ln., Pflugerville
This is a smaller splash pad with access to bathrooms, an adjacent playground, and a couple of picnic benches. Open daily from 10 am – 9 pm.
221 E. Main St. , Round Rock
Located in downtown Round Rock, there are plenty of options for hanging out either before or after including the Round Rock Library! The fountain is on most days from 7:30 am – 10 pm with a some closures throughout the month for maintenance.
3005 County Road 175, Leander
Cost: $2 per person.
Note: If you also have a train lover in the family, hop on board the Cedar Rock Railroad, located in the SW Williamson County Park.
601 S. Bagdad Road
There’s a pool, playscape and much more at this park! The splash pad is open daily from 9 am – 8 pm.
3300 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park
3830 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park
Both locations are close to each other, with Champion Park being smaller and typically less crowded. In addition to the splash pads, there are playgrounds, picnic benches, trails and sand boxes.
101 Fishbaugh Drive
Open daily from 10am-8pm.
816 S. Main Street
Open 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily.
1707 San Jose Street
This motion activated splash pad is open from 9 am – 8 pm daily and has a playground, bathrooms and more.
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