Cool Off at an Austin Splash Pad

Some days, the Austin summer can feel like one long, parched quest for a place to cool off. Thankfully, when Barton Creek runs dry and your neighbor with a pool leaves town, you can turn to one of many area splash pads for a respite from the heat.

North Austin

Bailey Splash Pad

1101 W. 33rd St., Austin

East Austin

Bartholomew Splash Pad

5200 Berkman Dr.

Chestnut Splash Pad

1404 E. 16th St.

Lott Splash Pad

1108 Curves

Metz Splash Pad

2400 Canterbury St.

Rosewood Splash Pad

1182 Pleasant Valley Blvd.

West Austin

Clarksville Splash Pad

1811 W. 11th St.

Eastwoods Splash Pad

3001 Harris Park Blvd.

Pease Splash Pad

1600 Parkway at Kingsbury

South Austin

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

1100 Brodie St.

Liz Carpenter Fountain at Butler Park

1000 Barton Springs Rd., Austin

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) 974-9330.

Bee Cave

Hill Country Galleria

12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave

This former favorite recently reopened.

Pflugerville

Northeast Metro Park

2703 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville

(512) 854-7275

This splash pad is open from 10 am to 7 pm, 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.

Falcon Pointe Splash ParkAdvertisement
1813 Tranquility Ln., Pflugerville

(512) 990-6635

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.

Round Rock

Prete Plaza Fountain

221 E. Main St., Round Rock

(512) 218-5540

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.

Leander

Quarry Splash Pad

3005 County Road 175, Leander

(512) 943-1920

Cost is $2 per person and the park is open every day from 9am to 8 pm.

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.

Robin Bledsoe Park

601 S. Bagdad Road

(512) 528-9909

There’s a pool, play scape and much more at this park! The splash pad is open daily from 9 am – 8 pm.

Cedar Park

Brushy Creek Park Splash Pad

3300 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park

(512) 401-5500

Champion Park

3830 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park

(512) 401-5500

Both Cedar Park 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.

Hutto

Glenwood Splash Pad

101 Fishbaugh Drive

Open daily from 10 am-8 pm.

Georgetown

Downtown Splash Pad

816 S. Main Street

Open 9 am – 8 pm daily.

San Jose Splash Pad

1707 San Jose Street

This motion activated splash pad is open from 9 am – 8 pm daily and has a playground, bathrooms and more.
About the author: Jill Coody Smits is the author of Expedition Austin: A Kid’s Guide to the Weirdest Town in Texas. A freelance writer of many things, she lives south of the river with her husband, daughter and two four-footed sons. After nearly 20 years in Austin, she is still in love with this little big town.

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1 Comment on Cool Off at an Austin Splash Pad

  1. This is so great to know where these are for children that either don’t have access to pools or anything of that nature! I will definitely share with some friends that are looking to get their children out of the house on these scorching hot days!

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