As the weather heats up, we all start looking for Cedar Park Pools and Splash Pads to cool off in the Texas summer heat. One of the best things about living in Central Texas is the availability of nearly year round water activities. 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. Check the City’s Website for details.
Veteran’s Memorial Pool is located at 2525 W. New Hope Drive.
Elizabeth Milburn Pool is 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. One at the Lake Park and the other at Champions Park.
Check the City’s website for more info. The City of Cedar Park is hiring now for Lifeguards!
The Quarry Splash Pad is another very nice splash pad nearby, between Cedar Park and Round Rock, off 1431 and Sam Bass, is the Quarry Splash Pad. Located in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, this is one of the largest splash pads around. Also, in the park is the Cedar Rock Railroad, a fun kiddie train ride that meanders through the park, similar to the famed Zilker Zephyr that has recently made a comeback in Austin, now renamed the Zilker Eagle.
Splash Shack in Cedar Park is a new indoor splash pad for year round fun! The first of its kind in the area with a 10,000 square foot building that houses an 8,000 square foot 30-foot-tall interactive water play structure. It is ALWAYS summer at Splash Shack at a toasty/cozy 82° for year-round entertainment. No sunscreen required!
The area’s newest indoor waterpark is at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Round Rock. It’s the largest indoor water park in America! Make a staycation out of it and stay at the resort to enjoy dining and an Arcade with over 250 games. There is also an escape room and bowling with more fun to come as the resort expands. Their other resorts are located in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, Sandusky, Ohio and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Located on the shores of Lake Travis in nearby Volente is Beachside Billy’s, with 4 acres of Lake Travis waterfront, this Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark is a boutique waterpark with 4 slide attractions, a private beach & swim area, 2 pools, a pool & beachside bar, indoor and outdoor dining, bungalows for overnight stays plus so much more. Spend a few hours or spend an entire weekend with us.
The newest attraction to Lake Travis is a unique floating waterpark called Waterloo Adventures. Test your agility on large inflatables turned obstacle course as you bounce and jump your way through the challenges. Must be 7 Years old and 45” tall to enter. With a $63 daily admission you get unlimited lakefront park access to 4 stand-alone water obstacles, beach amenities, recreations, and your 45 minute session time on the 600 foot Pulse Pounding Obstacle Course Track. Also included is access to resort-style chaise loungers and umbrellas, floating picnic tables, saddle floats, hammocks, drink coolers, lockers, and beach games are included with admission.
Just a short drive to Pflugerville, you can enjoy an entire day of fun at Typhoon Texas Waterpark. They offer day passes and season passes as well as special events, live music, movies and more. They also have concessions available.
Soon Leander will have its own indoor water park as plans are being finalized for Leander Springs. As of January 2021, Leander City Council has approved a development agreement and conditionally approved a zoning ordinance for Leander’s next big project.
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.
If you like being on the water without getting wet, head to downtown Austin and rent a Swan Boat to paddle around Lady Bird Lake. You can also take a Bat Cruise with Capital Cruises or rent Paddle Board and Kayaks. There are also several boat rental places on Lake Travis and Lake Austin to enjoy a day on the lake without the hassles of boat ownership.
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.
You also shouldn’t miss out on Lakewood Park and enjoy Splash Park and Kayak Launch. Lakewood Lake and the kayak launch are open to non-motorized boats during park hours, which are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. PaddleEZ rents out two-person kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, life jackets, and oars. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent at an hourly fee of $18.00.
Get out and have a splashing good time at all of these fantastic swimming spots in and around Cedar Park.
If you are looking for your own body of water, contact me about Cedar Park Pool Homes for sale and/or homes with neighborhood pool amenities.
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