It’s officially summer and one of the easiest ways to enjoy this Texas Heat is by cooling off in a splash pad. Luckily, there are plenty of splash pads in Austin! While there are a ton to choose from, we’ve narrowed the list down to some of our favs that are of course all kid tested and mom approved! These are worth the drive and will surely provide an afternoon of fun for everyone.

We might be biased, but the North Austin Suburbs have some of our personal favorites so we will start there. For an afternoon of free splashin’ fun we’d recommend heading into Leander to check out Lakewood Splash Pad. It has a unique design and is big enough for the big and little kids to all run and play! It also has a cool playground and a skate park nearby too. With all the fun this one has to offer I’d recommend bringing an extra grownup if you have multiple kids going! For the younger babes we recommend Robin Bledsoe in Leander. While it is a smaller splash pad, it’s totally fenced in and small enough to keep multiple kids together. It also has a cool park to explore. Stonehill Splash Pad in Pflugerville is another fun one with adorable water sprayers. Spend the afternoon shopping at Stonehill Town Center then let the kids cool off and have some fun!

If you are willing to spend a few bucks ($2 a person), we absolutely recommend checking out The Quarry Splash Pad at Williamson County Southwest Regional Park in Leander. This one is sure to get you some cool Mom points. Holding true to its name, it’s modeled after a stone quarry! There’s plenty of space for the kids to run and play and even includes a mini rock-climbing wall and a sand pit you can play in. It’s also right next door to the Cedar Rock Railroad, a train ride all the kids are sure to enjoy for only $2.50 a person! Garey Park in Georgetown is another crowd favorite! This one cost per car ($5 for residents $10 for non-residents) but is worth the overhead. It’s suitable for all ages, has plenty of cool splash features including a water mill, drop bucket, and even Horse water cannons. The park here is also phenomenal with several zip lines, huge slides, cool architecture with bears in the treehouses and even a huge snake to play on.

Now for those of you closer to central Austin, you have tons of options when it comes to Splash Pads. Pease Splash Pad is a great starting point! This splash pad is nestled into an Urban style park with room for adventure. Beat the heat in the water then relax while the kids play in the super cool treehouse observation pod!  Liz Carpenter Splash Pad makes a perfect spot to soak off then have a picnic with downtown ATX as the backdrop. Plan to spend some time playing at the Alliance Children’s Garden while you’re there. I would recommend an extra set of adult eyes for this park if you have multiple littles! Metz Splash pad is another cool area that is shaded and has cute sprayers including a fire hydrant and flower. Bailey Splash Pad offers a fun place to cool off and a volleyball court! If your kiddos love running through the sprayers, then Clarksville Splash Pad is perfect with its Rainbow Arches.

If you are south of Lady Bird Lake, Ricky Guerro splash pad also seems to be a crowd pleaser with its natural shade surrounded by all the trees. There’s also a new splash pad that just opened, Skyline Park. This splash pad is fully shaded and rotates from mist to sprayers. Your kiddos definitely won’t be disappointed here while they run from the splash pad to its one-of-a-kind playgrounds. Separated by a zip line and swings, there are two playgrounds at this splash pad aiming for the perfect age groups- your little babes and the bigger ones! Continuing South of Austin, to the suburbs in Buda you can find another cool splash pad at Buda Amphitheater and City Park. Plan this adventure the right way and you can enjoy live music while the kids run and play in the water! There’s of course a cool playground here as well.

Like we mentioned, there are several splash pads in the area, but these were just a few of our favorites. We’ve included a longer list below and Austin Splash Pads is a great Facebook account to follow for all your ATX splash pad info including if/when a splash pad isn’t working.

Grab your towels, snacks, and don’t forget the sunblock and have fun Splashin!

Splash Pads in Austin

  • Bailey Splash Pad, 1201 W 33rd St
  • Bartholomew Splash Pad, 5201 Berkman D
  • Chestnut Splash Pad, 2205 E 16th St
  • Clarksville Splash Pad, 1811 W 11th St
  • Eastwoods Splash Pad, 3001 Harris Park Blvd
  • Liz Carpenter Splash Pad, 200 Dawson Rd
  • Lott Splash Pad, 1180 Curve St
  • Mary Elizabeth Branch Park, 2006 Philomena St
  •  Metz Splash Pad, 2407 Canterbury St
  • Pease Splashpad, 1100 Kingsbury St
  • Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad, 1100 Brodie Street
  •  Rosewood Splash Pad, 2300 Rosewood Ave
  • Skyline Park, 7800 Apogee Blvd

Splash Pads in the Suburbs

Bee Caves:

  •   Hill Country Galleria 12700 Hill Country Blvd


  •  Buda Amphitheater & City Park 204 San Antonio St.
  • Green Meadows Park 2357 Green Meadows Ln.

Cedar Park:

  • Brushy Creek Splash Pad (Under Remodel, Keep an eye out for re-opening) 3300 Brushy Creek Rd.


  • Glenwood Splash Pad 101 Fishbaugh Ln
  • Hippo Splash Pad The Co-Op District US-79


  • Garey Park 6450 Ranch to Market Rd 2243
  • Rabbit hill Park 400 Rabbit Hill Rd
  • San Jose Park 1707 San Jose St.


  • Lakewood Park 2040 Artesian Spgs Xing
  • Robin bledsoe park 601 S Bagdad Road
  • Quarry Splash Pad 3005 Co Rd 175


  • Falcon Pointe Splash Park 1813 Tranquility Ln
  • Northeast Metropolitan Park 15500 Sun Light Near Way
  • Stonehill Park 1124 Town Center Dr

Round Rock:

  • Sharon Prete Plaza Water Park Sharon Prete Plaza


  • Fannie Robinson Park 206 S. Dolan St.
  • Heritage Park (Currently Under Remodel keep an eye out for reopening) 400 N. Main St.
Kaitlyn Ovenstone
Kaitlyn is a Native Austinite that loves exploring the ATX and surrounding areas with her Hubby: Jeff, and their 4 children: Kinsley, Jay, Kallie, and Kylan. For over a decade Kaitlyn has specialized in all lines of Commercial Insurance. She enjoys helping business owners understand the Risk they face and the coverages available for their protection. She has also helped thousands of families protect their home, cars and everything else in between. As a work from home Mom herself, she survives the chaos with Mocha Frappuccinos and finds her strength through Jesus. She hopes to inspire others by sharing some of the trials and tribulations she has walked through. Follow her journey and explore the good ole’ ATX with her on instagram @goaustinite!


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