Enjoy free watery fun and beat the heat!

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 9:23 pm
children at a Texas splash pad

The Texan summer is upon us, which means that it may be time to find some ways to beat the heat. For many, that may be an ice cream treat at a local shop. For others, getting in the water at a pool may be the best options. In this blog post, we are looking at hours for free splash pads in Austin TX. This is a great way to stay cool even if you are on a budget.

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happy child playing in water

Hours for free splash pads in Austin TX

The splash pads below are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from May 14 to September 23 in 2018 (and probably approximately those days in other years).  The only exception is the Liz Carpenter Fountain located at 1000 Barton Springs Road which is open 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

  • Bailey Splash Pad – 1101 W. 33rd Street
  • Bartholomew Splash Pad – 5200 Berkman Drive
  • Chestnut Splash Pad – 1404 E. 16th Street – CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Lott Splash Pad – 1108 Curves
  • Metz Splash Pad – 2407 Canterbury Street*
  • Rosewood Splash Pad – 1182 Pleasant Valley*
  • Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad – 1100 Brodie Street
  • Clarksville Splash Pad – 1811 W. 11th Street
  • Eastwoods Splash Pad – 3001 Harris Park Boulevard
  • Pease Splash Pad – 1600 Parkway at Kingsbury

*The splash pads marked with an asterisk are connected to a neighborhood pool, but we think they will still be free!

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How much is it to visit a pool in Travis County?

If a splash pad just isn’t enough water for you or your child, there are several municipal and neighborhood pools where you can enjoy a day in the water for not a lot of money if you are a resident. Cost for a children ages 1-11, seniors, and honorably discharged veterans is $1 per day. Ages 12-17 are $2, and adults (18-62) are $3 per day. Non-residents can also use the pools, but will have to pay a larger fee, especially at the Barton Springs and Deep Eddy pools.