With a long, hot Summer upon us, many people are looking for a way to cool off and find something fun to do. Lucky for us, Central Texas has no shortage of swimming pools, watering holes and splash pads. A local favorite for Cedar Park residents is the Quarry Splash Pad at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.
The Quarry Splash Pad is open from May to September for splashing good times. The Splash Pad is open 10 am to 7 pm every day. Located at 3005 County Road 175 in Leander, TX 78641 the park is just on the border of Cedar Park and Round Rock, off 1431 and Sam Bass Road.
Be prepared with cash when you arrive as there is a $2.00 per person entrance fee. To pay, you use an automated pay station that accepts bills up to $20.00 and gives change. There is a park attendant onsite during water play hours.
The Quarry Splash Pad is a very large space, but it can get crowded in the morning with camps, moms and kids. Picnic tables and grassy areas for spreading out a blanket are first come first serve, so if you want a spot in the shade, you better arrive early.
If you have a large group, you can also rent one of 4 different pavilions at the splash pad. To reserve a Pavilion call WILCO Parks and Recreation Reservations at (512) 943-1920. There are also other picnic tables pavilions throughout the park in different locations.
Cedar Rock Rail Road is also located in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. The Cedar Rock Railroad is a quarter-scale train that takes passengers on a scenic 1.4 mile ride through the nature-filled fields and forests of the park. This is a fun activity to do before or after visiting the Quarry Splash Pad. Cedar Rock Train tickets are $2.50 ea.
Here is a map of the entire park. When entering from CR 175 (Sam Bass Road), just follow the signs for the Quarry Splash pad. There is also plenty of parking close by.
If you want to make a whole day of it, you can find plenty of other recreational opportunities in addition to the Quarry Splash Pad at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. There are eleven soccer fields, two softball fields, a football field circled by a 400-meter track, eight tennis courts, six basketball courts and a playscape. There is also a crushed granite hike and bike trail along the perimeter of the developed parkland.
The Quarry Splash Pad is one great way to cool off this summer. There are also several community pools in Cedar Park such as Veterans Memorial Pool, Milburn Pool and Buttercup Creek Pool. Brushy Creek Lake Park also has a nice splash pad.