It’s summer…and if you can’t be indoors, hovering near an A/C vent, then you are probably looking for some relief from the heat. If you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a big trip to a water park (which may or may not be open, let’s be honest), then try out some of these FREE or inexpensive locations right here in Central Texas.
We might have only had sprinklers and a hose when we were kids, but now our children can enjoy these free mini water parks right in their own neighborhoods. Here’s a list of all of the Waco-area splash pads.
Cameron Park (2200 Cameron Park Dr.)
Chapel Park – Hewitt, TX (9420 Chapel Rd.)
Dewey Park (925 North 9th St.)
Kendrick Park (4011 Bagby)
Mountainview Park (2325 Mountainview)
Oscar DuConge (1707 JJ Flewellen)
18 Cottonwood Rd, West, TX 76691Price: Swimmers 1 and under – FREE
12 and under - $13
13 and older - $15
Family passes available; Buy three passes
and get a fourth free
This large pool in the heart of Central Texas is the largest spring-fed pool in Texas. It boasts a waterfall, a small child area and birthday party packages.
Opens: May 27
403 W 3rd St, Clifton, TX 76634
Price: Swimmers - $5
Seniors - $2Family passes available
Clark – (1808 Curtis B. Elliot Drive)
Walker – (2603 N. 3rd Street)
Price: $1/per child; $2/per adult
These outdoor city pools are great for a day in the sun with your family. They offer a shallow, walk-in area for younger guests, water slides and birthday party packages.
Opens: June 3
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects.