Austin Area Splash Pads – 2015 Schedules

 Splash Pads Austin Texas

Austin 

Bailey Park

Bailey Park

Bailey Park – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1101 W. 33rd St. (Review)

Bartholomew Park

Bartholomew Park

Bartholomew Park – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 5200 Berkman Dr. (Review)

Chestnut Park

Chestnut Park

Chestnut Park – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  1404 E. 16th St. (Photos)

Clarksville Splash Pad

Clarksville Splash Pad

Clarksville Splash Pad – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1811 W. 11 St. (Review)

Dick Nichols District Park

Dick Nichols District Park

Dick Nichols District Park – Open April 1 – October 14, 2015, daily from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. There is a small kids waterscape with a dolphin that spits water. Kids press a button for about a minute of water play. There is also an amazing playground, volleyball courts, and hike and bike trails to explore. 8011 Beckett Rd.

Eastwoods Park

Eastwoods Park

Eastwoods Park – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 3001 Harris Park Ave. (Review)

Liz Carpenter Fountain

Liz Carpenter Fountain

Liz Carpenter Fountain at Butler Park – Open year-round, with the exception of Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon when it is closed for maintenance. The fountain is experiencing problems with the spray show and light show, so these features are not currently operational.  This means that all jets are on all the time, as opposed to taking turns to spray. (Review)

Lott Splash Pad

Lott Splash Pad

Lott Splash Pad – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., every day except Wednesday. On Wednesdays it will be closed for maintenance. 1108 Curve St.

Metz Park

Metz Park

Metz Splash Pad – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2400 Canterbury St. (Review)

Pease Park

Pease Park

Pease Park’s Water Sprayground – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, daily from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1600 Parkway at Kingsbury St. (Review)

Rosewood Park

Rosewood Park

Rosewood Splash Pad – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., every day except Wednesday. On Wednesdays it will be closed for maintenance. The neighboring Rosewood Pool is also free, but is open different hours for recreational swimming. 1182 Pleasant Valley. (Review)

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad – Open May 16 – September 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., every day except Wednesday. On Wednesdays it will be closed for maintenance. (Review)

Southpark Meadows

Southpark Meadows

Southpark Meadows – Closed for renovations.

The Triangle

The Triangle

The Triangle – The park at The Triangle offers a fountain for children to play in. Adults enjoy shopping at the Austin Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays from 3-7:00 p.m. The fountain is not always turned on and there is no set operating schedule. It is located near the playground. 4700 N. Lamar Blvd.

Bastrop

Fisherman's Park

Fisherman’s Park

Fisherman’s Park – Operates 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. through Labor Day. 5/31 update: Currently closed for repairs due to recent flooding. 1200 Willow St. (Review)

Bee Cave

Hill Country Galleria

Hill Country Galleria

Hill Country Galleria – Interactive fountain operates 7 days a week during mall hours but is turned off when the weather is bad or when another event is scheduled to take place in the amphitheater. Call Guest Services at (512) 263-0001 to confirm that the interactive fountain is turned on before heading over there. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. (Photos)

Cedar Park

Brushy Creek Lake Park

Brushy Creek Lake Park

Water Playscape at Brushy Creek Park – The water playscape operates daily from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and is open from May through September. There is no staying dry at this playscape, with jets gushing water from below and pipes spraying water from above. There is a playground and restrooms, as well as plenty of nearby picnic tables. 3300 Brushy Creek Rd. (Review)

Champion Park

Champion Park

Champion Park – Kids can run through a blue whale skeleton and get sprayed by water. There is also a fun bubbler to play in. The sprinkler park operates May 16 – September 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Don’t miss digging for dino bones in the shaded sand box. There are restrooms by the parking lot. 3830 Brushy Creek Rd. (Review)

Hutto

Glenwood Splash Pad

Glenwood Splash Pad

Glenwood Splash Pad – Open June 1 – Labor Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily. 101 Fishbaugh Ln. (Review)

Leander

Robin Bledsoe Park

Robin Bledsoe Park

Water Playscape at Robin Bledsoe Park – Open May 1 – September 30, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily. This fun splash park features water guns and buckets that dump water on unsuspecting heads. It is fully enclosed, with a gate. There are restrooms and a playground close by. 601 S. Bagdad Rd.

The Quarry

The Quarry

Quarry Splash Pad – Open May 16 – September 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily. Admission is $2 per person (bring cash). 3005 County Road 175. (Review)

Pflugerville

Falcon Pointe Splash Park

Falcon Pointe Splash Park

Falcon Pointe Splash Park – Open May 1 – October 1, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting. It is kid-powered, requiring kids to push a button to activate the water. After the button has been pressed, the water will remain on for 90 seconds. 1813 Tranquility Ln. (Photos)

Northeast Metropolitan Park

Northeast Metropolitan Park

Northeast Metropolitan Park –Open May 1 – September 30, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily. The water is on at this new water play area, located at the far end of the park, behind the skate park. The water can be turned on by the push of a button. There is also a shaded sand pit, rock climbing wall, swings, and plenty of picnic tables nearby. Restrooms are located next to the water play area. 2703 E. Pecan St. (Review)

Round Rock

Main Street Plaza

Main Street Plaza

Main Street Plaza – The Main Street Plaza Water Fountain is now open 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday; 7:30-11:00 a.m. and 2-10:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 7:30-11:00 a.m. and 2-11:00 p.m. Friday; and 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturdays. Fountain may be closed during some holidays and special events that take place in Prete Plaza. Call the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department at (512) 218-5540 for more information. 221 E. Main St. (Review)

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

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In her life before kids, Emily held jobs as a zookeeper, a middle school teacher, and a tour bus driver in the wilds of Montana--not one of which prepared her for the adventures of motherhood. Now she’s living the good life in Austin with her husband, two sons and a Great Dane. When she’s not off gallivanting with her boys, you might find Emily baking up a mean batch of cupcakes, recalling obscure 80s song lyrics, or dreaming of peace and quiet.
  • Heather

    Does anyone know of any splash pads where you can reserve picnic tables for a birthday party?

  • becky

    Brushy Creek Lake Park has signs saying it closes at 7pm. We went tonight and most of the features turned off about that time, with just a few small sprays remaining. (Regardless of trying to restart it.)

    • http://www.freefuninaustin.com Heidi

      Thank you! I was told 8 when I called (and that’s what it says on their website) so I appreciate the update! I’ve changed the time.