The temperatures are rising and you’re looking for ways to spend time outdoors without having a total melt down. Get it? We’re here to save you from high water park prices AND boring days on the couch. Visit all of DFW’s best splash pads to cool off outdoors without breaking the bank.
Read more below for our round up of the Best Free Splash Pads in Dallas-Fort Worth:
Beckley-Saner Park– 114 W. Hobson
This Dallas sprayground is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. They open late on Mondays for cleaning- wait until 2 pm. They’re open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Campbell Green– 16600 Park Hill Drive
Opening Memorial Day weekend, this spray ground is the place to be! They’re open every day from 10 am to 8 pm.
Continental Bridge– 100 Continental Avenue
This park may be small but it is mighty. Located on a pedestrian bridge, with reclined seating for mom and dad, this water feature above the Trinity River definitely has the best sites. There are also frequently kids activities like face painting.
Danieldale Park– 300 W. Wheatland Road
With plenty of seating, a pavilion, and shady areas, this Dallas splash pad is a great option. They’re open from 10 am to 8 pm starting Memorial Day weekend and close after Labor Day. They’re closed Thursday mornings until 2 pm for cleaning.
Ferguson Park– 1900 Gross Road
This sprayground has a few shady areas and picnic tables so you can keep a close eye while the kids play. They’re open 10 am to 8 pm every day except Monday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Mondays they are closed until 2 pm for cleaning. There isn’t a ton of shade or seating so you might want to bring your own.
Klyde Warren Park– 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
This park behind Moody Plaza is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. The water features will turn on any time the temps are above 60 degrees.
Lake Highlands North– 9940 White Rock Trail
Next door to the Recreation Center, this sprayground offers nearby seating, a shaded area, and a playground right next door. They’re open from 10 am to 8 pm. They open at 2 pm on Friday due to cleaning and maintenance. They open during the summer only, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are restrooms nearby.
Mildred Dunn– 3300 Carpenter Avenue
Next door to the rec center, this Dallas splash pad is open from 10 am to 8 pm every day except Tuesdays. On Tuesdays, wait until 2 pm so they can clean and maintain the facilities. They have benches and shaded areas so mom and dad can stay comfortable. The park is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Pemberton Hill– 6424 Elam Road
This sprayground opens at 2 pm on Thursdays due to cleaning but any other day, you can stop by between 10 am and 8 pm to cool off. They’re open Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are also picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, fields, and courts nearby.
Ridgewood– 6818 Fisher Road
Starting Memorial Day weekend, this sprayground is open every day of the week from 10 am to 8 pm. They open at 2 pm on Tuesdays due to cleaning and maintenance. They close at the end of summer- Labor Day weekend. This park is simple but has great features, shady trees, and nearby seating.
Broadway Park– 4839 Broadway
This Fort Worth splash pad is open every day from 10 am to 8 pm. They open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Sonora Park– 236 New Hope Road
This park has tons of amentities like horseshoes, picnic tables, a playground, trails, and more. The sprayground is open weekdays from 8 am to 12 noon, then again from 5- 8 pm. On the weekends, they are open from 8 am to 8 pm.
Sycamore Sprayground– 2525 E Rosedale Street
This splash pad in Fort Worth is open from 12 noon to 7 pm every day, starting Memorial Day Weekend. They close for the season after Labor Day. There are also nearby walking trails, a playground, and porta potties.
Whites Branch Park– 5290 Western Center Boulevard
This small splash pad is big enough for the littles. There’s also plenty of shade and a few benches for seating. When they’re too hot from the playground right next door, they can cool off with some sprinkles.
Dove Park- 1509 Hood Lane
This is one of the best splash pads in the whole DFW area! It’s large with sail shades to protect you from the rays. They’re open 8 am to 8 pm daily!
Parr Park- 3100 Parr Lane
If Dove Park doesn’t impress you, Parr Park definitely will. Their sprayground is cool and the playground next door is even better. They’re open 8 am to 8 pm every day.
Bicentennial Park– 900 E Glendale Street, Crowley
This huge Grapevine splash pad is open starting the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and it’s open through Labor Day. They’re open daily from 10 am to 8 pm.
Brantley Hinshaw Park– 2121 Overbrooke Dr
Open during daylight hours, this Arlington park has grills, a playground, basketball court, trails, nearby seating, and an awesome sprayground. There is also covered seating and nearby restrooms!
California Lane Park– 2001 California Lane
Open daily, this park has two separate playgrounds, trails, basketball courts, an outdoor classroom, a pavilion for events, and more. The sprayground is right next to the playground and has a little shade with nearby seating.
Don Misenhimer Park– 201 E Lonesome Dove Trail
This park has a covered playground, covered seating, bbq pits, a short trail, and practice fields. The sprayground is open during daylight hours.
Levitt Pavilion– 100 W. Abram Street
This free outdoor concert venue has an interactive water feature that runs daily. It’s located in Founders Plaza and runs from 10 am to 6 pm every day.
Allen’s Celebration Park– 701 Angel Pkwy, Allen
This full- service park has it all; playgrounds, soccer fields, trails, and yes, even a sprayground! For the 2019 season, they open May 2. They’re closed Wednesdays for maintenance but open 9 am to 9 pm the rest of the week.
Oak Hills Splash Park– 1225 Royal Palm Lane, Carrollton
The water features at this location are motion-sensored during daylight hours so to get them started, just run around! There is also a nearby pavilion with seating and public restrooms. Open starting May 1.
W. C. Johnson Spray Park– 440 W Powell Rd, Collierville
This sprayground is free for city residents with their parks pass and $10 for everyone else. For nonresidents, you must purchase your pass in advance at the Parks and Recreation department. The sprayground is for kids aged 12 and under and it’s open starting May 20 from Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.
WJ Thomas Splash Park– 1955 Perry Road, Carrollton
This park with shaded areas, covered seating, grills, a deck, and plenty of outdoor space is open daily. Tap the silver sensor on the fire hydrant to start the water features! There are also restrooms nearby. It opens for the season starting May 1st.
Villages of Hillside– 305 W FM 1382, Cedar Hill
This interactive fountain is located inside the Villages of Hillside shopping center in Cedar Hill. Children 48″ and shorter are allowed to play and must be wearing a bathing suit and rubber shoes. The fountain is open daily from 9 am to 10 pm and closes during bad weather.
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