Children & Family

Where to Cool Off This Summer

From exhilarating water parks to immersive sprayground experiences, Dallas and its neighboring cities offer plenty of water activities all summer long.

Angela Roe
Posted on Jun 12, 2019

Whether you have kids home for the summer or are just looking for a place to kick back and cool down in the heat, water activities are a solid option. Everything is bigger in Texas, including our water parks, so check out these ideas for a fun summertime day.

Lake Highlands North Aquatic Center

This pool is brand spankin' new, boasting a 20-foot slide and a six-lane lap pool with diving board. Enjoy your concessions in a shaded lounge area while your little ones check out the climbing wall. There's a daily admissions fee for kids and adults, or you can purchase a season pass.
Hint: Don't forget about the City of Dallas' other aquatic centers all over town.

Klyde Warren Park


It's not primarily a water park, but you can pop on over to Klyde Warren for a run through its spraying caterpillar fountain. A quick splash of cold H2O after lunch and lawn games will be just what you need before heading to the Dallas Museum of Art or the Nasher Sculpture Center. 

Bahama Beach

Get refreshed while standing under Bahama Beach's 1,000-gallon dumping bucket or zipping down the Riptide Slide. The park's water playground, Coconut Cove, offers tons of activities to keep your kids busy (and tire them out!) Bahama Beach is undergoing an expansion in 2020, adding attractions such as a children's splashpad, so this park will only get better. In the meantime, hit up the "World's Largest Swim Lesson," or be there when nearby Dallas Zoo animals stop in for a visit.

Header photo credit: Klyde Warren Park