Children & Family

Six things to know about Dallas' newest water park

With summer in full swing, the new water park at the Hilton Anatole opens at the perfect time to enjoy a weekend getaway to Dallas.

Visit Dallas Staff
Posted on Jul 22, 2016


It's at the Hilton Anatole.

The water park, the only attraction of its kind in the area, is the perfect complement to a weekend stay at the Anatole, just minutes from Downtown Dallas. Relish the hotel's premium location in the Design District with quick access to restaurants like Meddlesome Moth, Rodeo Goat and El Bolero. The hotel, originally built by the Crow family (known for the Crow Collection of Asian Art, a well-known Asian art museum in the Dallas Arts District) is one of the largest in the South.


It's for hotel visitors only.

Enjoy the exclusivity of Jade Waters on your weekend trip to Dallas, or slip away for a staycation trip. With 3 acres of green space, swimming pools and a lazy river, Jade Waters provides the background for a relaxing afternoon in the heart of the Dallas. 


There's plenty of space for everyone.

While the little one can enjoy the kiddie pools and splash zones, the front area of the park features a spacious swim up bar and a row of comfy cabanas (each with their own TVs, mini fridges and seating areas, available for reservations) to relax in between pool sessions. There's also plenty of space along the lazy river that runs through the park with more than 440 lounge chairs perfectly positioned in the shade of the many trees that help keep the park cool. 

With summer in full swing, the new water park at the Hilton Anatole opens at the perfect time to enjoy a weekend getaway to Dallas.

Come hungry.

You'll quickly build up an appetite after enjoying an afternoon of swimming, and Jade Waters has everything you need for lunch. The food court area offers sit-down service but if you can't bear to leave your lounge chair, service is also available to your seat. There's also plenty of family-friendly fares on the menu, like hot dogs and burgers, to make a picnic-style meal.


Make a day of your favorite activities.

From a quick game of basketball in the water to a leisure float in the park's lazy river, there's plenty of things to do to keep you busy. Enjoy a ride down one of the two 30-foot slides (one tubed and the other open) or watch a game on one of the many flat screen TVs in the food area or at the swim up bar. 


There's art to enjoy.

The Anatole's art collection is being expanded into the park with 46 new pieces installed throughout the space. The Asian-inspired pieces, including large sculptures that tie in the hotel's sophisticated feel to create a relaxing, upscale ambiance. There's also a propeller from the 1915 World War I Lusitania ship at the entrance to the park to admire – it's one of only three remaining in the world.