Cool Down With These Splash Pads in Austin and Beyond

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It’s getting hot out there! If you’re looking for an easy way to cool off on the cheap, you can’t go wrong with free water play areas. Check out our list of FREE splash pads in Austin (and beyond).

Free Splash Pads in Austin

Good news, summer-loving friends with little ones: the City of Austin operates 12 splash pads, which are free! These splash pads do, however, frequently close for repairs. To see a list of current closures, visit the Austin Parks and Recreation website. If you arrive at a splash pad to find it not working, save this list so you can find your closest alternative.

Bailey Park Splash Pad in Austin, Texas

Bailey Park

Bailey Park

Location: 1201 West 33rd Street
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bartholomew Park

Bartholomew Park

Bartholomew Park

Location: 5200 Berkman Drive
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Chestnut Park Splash Pad in Austin, Texas

Chestnut Park

Chestnut Park

Location: 1404 East 16th Street
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Clarksville Splash Pad

Clarksville Splash Pad

Clarksville Splash Pad 

Location: 1811 W. 11 St.
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dick Nichols District Park Splash Pad in Austin, Texas

Dick Nichols District Park

Dick Nichols District Park 

Location: 8011 Beckett Road
Dates: opens June 7, 2022
Hours: hours vary. More info here.

Eastwoods Park Splash Pad in Austin, Texas

Eastwoods Park

Eastwoods Park

Location: 3001 Harris Park Avenue
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Liz Carpenter Splash Pad in Butler Park

Liz Carpenter Fountain

Liz Carpenter Fountain at Butler Park 

Location: 1000 Barton Springs Road
Dates: open year-round
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lott Splash Pad in Austin Texas

Lott Splash Pad

Lott Splash Pad 

Location: 1108 Curve Street
Date: May 14 through September 22, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Metz Park

Metz Park

Metz Splash Pad

Location: 2400 Canterbury Street
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Pease Park Splash Pad

Pease Park Splash Pad

Pease Park Splash Pad

Location: 1600 Parkway at Kingsbury Street
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad in Austin Texas

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

Location: 1100 Brodie Street
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Rosewood Park Splash Pad in Austin, Texas

Rosewood Park

Rosewood Splash Pad

Location: 1182 Pleasant Valley Road
Dates: May 14 through September 18, 2022
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The neighboring Rosewood Pool is also free, but is open different hours for recreational swimming.

Splash Pad in Bastrop

Fisherman's Park

Fisherman’s Park Splash Pad in Bastrop

Fisherman’s Park

Location: 1200 Willow Street, Bastrop
Dates: Operates 7 days a week, now through Labor Day
Hours: open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Splash Pad in Bee Cave

Hill Country Galleria

Hill Country Galleria

Hill Country Galleria

Location: 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave
Mall Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.

Splash Pads in Cedar Park

Brushy Creek Lake Park

Brushy Creek Lake Park

Water Playscape at Brushy Creek Park

Location: 3300 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park.
Dates: May through August and on weekends only in September
Hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Splash Pads in Georgetown

Splash Pad in Georgetown Texas

Downtown Splash Pad

Downtown Splash Pad

Location: 816 S. Main Street, Georgetown.
Dates: April 1 through September 30, 2022
Hours: open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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San Jose Splash Pad

San Jose Splash Pad

Location: 1707 San Jose Street, Georgetown
Dates: April 1 through September 30, 2022
Hours: from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Garey Park

Location: 6450 RM 2243, Georgetown 
Dates: April 1 to October 31, 2022
Hours: open daily from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  (Closes at 5:30 p.m after October 1)

Rabbit Hill Park

Location: 1109 Blue Ridge Drive, Georgetown
Dates: April 1 through September 30, 2022
Hours: from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Splash Pad in Hutto

Glenwood Splash Pad

Glenwood Splash Pad

Glenwood Splash Pad

101 Fishbaugh Lane, Hutto
Dates: April through Mid October
Hours: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Splash Pads in Leander

 
Robin Bledsoe Park

Robin Bledsoe Park

Water Playscape at Robin Bledsoe Park

Location: 601 S. Bagdad Rd., Leander.
Dates: open every day from the first weekend in April to the last weekend in October
Park Hours: from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Quarry Splash Pad in Leander Texas

Quarry Splash Pad

Location: 3005 County Road 175, Leander
Dates: May 28 to September 5, 2022
Hours: open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday to Sunday

Reservations for pavilions near the splash pad can be made from May 25 to September 2. Admission is $2 per person (bring cash).

Lakewood Park

Location: 2040 Artesian Springs Xing, Leander
Dates: the first weekend of April through the last weekend of October
Hours: from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. daily

Splash Pads in Pflugerville

Stone Hill Splash Pad

Location: 1124 Town Center Drive, Pflugerville
Dates: May 2 through October 2, 2022
Hours: from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Northeast Metropolitan Park

Location: 15500 Sun Light Near Way, Pflugerville
Dates: April through September
Hours: from 8 a.m. – dark daily

Splash Pads in Round Rock

Splash Pads

Prete Plaza

Location: 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock
Dates: The fountain may be closed during some holidays and special events that take place in Prete Plaza
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday.


Please note that days and hours of operation for all parks are subject to change due to drought-related watering restrictions. Always check the location’s website before heading out for the schedule.

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