Austin splash pads can be finicky and are sometimes (frequently?) not operational when you arrive to play. Last summer, Bartholomew Park Splash Pad in Northeast Austin topped the list for the number of breakdowns. For that reason this year, for the summer season, Bartholomew Park has a City of Austin Aquatics worker onsite seven days a week, to keep things up and running.
The splash pad, located just east of IH-35, near Dell Children’s Medical Center, is a fun spot to cool off. The jets shoot water high into the air, and kids are guaranteed to get wet.
When kids push the red button, pictured below, the water feature will operate for 15 minutes.
Bartholomew Splash Pad is open seasonally, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Update 7/30/13: I stopped by Bartholomew Park today to check out the new shade. Here it is!
5201 Berkman Drive