As the weather heats up, resident start looking for Cedar Park Pools and Splash Pads. One of the best things about living in Central Texas is the availability of nearly year round water sports. Spring to fall and especially the hot summer months offer a wide variety of places to beat the heat in the area. Whether you want to cool off at a splash pad, take a dip in a pool or enjoy some of the many Texas swimming spots, there is no shortage of water related activities in and around Cedar Park.
The City of Cedar Park offers three public pools and two splash pads for residents to enjoy. All three pools are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Veteran’s Memorial Pool is located at 2525 W. New Hope Drive. Elizabeth Milburn Pool located at 1901 Sun Chase Boulevard. Buttercup Creek Pool is located at 411 Twin Oaks Trail. There are also two splash pads at Brushy Creek Lake Park at 3300 Brushy Creek Road. Check the City’s website for more info.
If you are looking for natural bodies of water to enjoy, there are many swimming holes in the area that Austinites have been going to cool off for years. Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park is open year round. With water temperatures at a steady 68-70 degrees, it’s certainly refreshing in the hot summer months. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs. Deep Eddy Pool is another Austin cool spot. The man made freshwater swimming pool is emptied and refilled each day with fresh spring water on alternating sides of the pool, so there is one new pool to jump into each day.
Bob Wentz Park on Lake Travis, just minutes from Cedar Park, is the perfect place for swimming, windsurfing, sailing, and scuba diving. There is a per car admission of $10. With a rocky beach and shady picnic pavilions, it’s a great way to spend a few hours and enjoy the beautiful view.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park is another great place to beat the Texas heat. Just minutes from Cedar Park off 2222 and City Park Rd, take the scenic drive to the end of the road where you will reach this scenic, well maintained Austin Park. Weekday admission is only $5 per car and there are picnic tables, restrooms and a playground onsite. Camping is also permitted with advanced reservations.
Another must do Austin attraction and popular swimming hole is the Hamilton Pool Preserve, located about 32 miles from Cedar Park at 24300 Hamilton Pool Road in Dripping Springs, TX. Reservations are required during warmer months. Call (512) 264-2740 for park info. Krause Springs is another beautiful natural spring swimming hole located in Spicewood, TX about 37 miles away. Visit www.krausesprings.net for admission info and directions.
Visit downtown Austin and enjoy the Liz Carpenter splash pad at Butler Park with a great view of downtown. Make a day of it with a picnic lunch and ride around the hike and bike trail around Town Lake.
Get out and have a splashing good time at all of these fantastic swimming spots in and around Cedar Park.