10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in North Texas

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The temperatures in North Texas have been hitting more than 100 degrees for a while now. It is getting hotter, and nothing beats the heat like a dip in a pool, a cool sprinkle at a Spray Ground or a big splash at a water park.

If you don’t have a swimming pool in your backyard, don’t fret, the Concierge has several wet and wild ways to make a splash. Here are our Top 10 favorites ways to stay cool this summer:

1. Dallas Parks Spraygrounds

Did you know that the Dallas Parks Department operates several Spraygrounds around town? They are open daily through Labor Day. Spraygrounds are located in Lake Highlands , Grauwyler, Campell Green and other park locations. Check the schedule for locations and times of operation.

2. Bahama Beach Family Waterpark

Bahama Beach is conveniently located just 10 minutes south of downtown Dallas. You c and your family will enjoy the attractions such as 45-foot-tall slides for the big kids and adults who are young at heart to an interactive water playground with a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket for the little ones. For those who want to kick back and relax, grab a tube, wade into one of two zero-depth entry beaches, and take a float down the lazy river.

Best of all, there are plenty of cool shaded areas, private cabanas, as well as food and beverages to satisfy all of your summertime cravings. For more information, visit www.bahamabeachdallas.com. Contact your concierge for discounted tickets. 

3. Hawaiian Falls 

Hawaiian Falls Waterparks

Hawaiian Falls is another cool way to beat the summer heat. It also gives your family the chance to share experiences that they’ll remember fondly for years to come. With multiple Dallas and Fort Worth waterpark locations, including Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, and Waco, there’s a location near you no matter what part of North Texas you’re in. Hawaiian Falls overflows with aquatic fun for the whole family.

Hawaiian Falls Waterparks are notable for their clean environment, free parking, and fun-filled attractions that range from extreme to serene. Contact your concierge for discounted tickets, and visit www.hfalls.com for more information. 

4. NRH2o Family Water Park

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NRH2O is North Texas’ favorite family water park, conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The park offers a full day of fun for everyone in your family! Whether you want to ride the waves in the wave pool, brave thrilling water slides, or just relax in the Endless River, they have something for everyone!

Play sand volleyball or lounge by the poolside at Beachside Bay while the rest of the family splashes in the waves at NRH2Ocean. You can pack a cooler for a picnic, or food and drinks are available for purchase throughout the park.

Be sure to check out their events for Dive-In Movies, fireworks, and much more! NRH2O is also the best place to host your next group outing or birthday party! NRH2O offers free tubes, life jackets, and FREE parking. To order tickets and for more information, visit www.nrh2o.com

5. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown (Formerly Wet & Wild Splashtown ) features over 40 exciting slides and attractions. Houston’s largest waterpark introduces an innovative new six-story waterslide–Wahoo Wave, along with new Caribbean themes and improvements throughout the park. 

The 48-acre park also features a bold new, Caribbean-inspired theme, s well as new rides and dining locations. For more information, visit www.wetnwildsplashtown.com

6. Hurricane Harbor

Hurricane Harbor has something for everyone, including Hook’s Lagoon, an interactive water playhouse, and 9 stories of wild water on Sea Wolf. Try to hang 10 on Surf Rider, take on the “zero gravity” slide—Mega Wedgie, or hop on Dive Bomber, a 5-story free fall experience that will leave you breathless. Enjoy heart-pounding rides like Typhoon Twister, Tsunami Surge, and Wahoo Racer or just relax in one of the many shaded cabanas.  

Embark on a family adventure at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. The park has 47 acres of water wonderland to enjoy!

Whether it’s with friends, family or both, head out and have a great time together on this extended weekend! Where will you take the plunge first? Perhaps a refreshing dip to Splashwater Beach or Surf Lagoon is in order.

For hours of operation and to order tickets, visit Six Flags Harbor

7. Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts

Schlitterbahn Logo B&W

Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels and Galveston have the largest, coolest and most eclectic collection of water rides in the world. You can enjoy floating river rides, water slides and chutes, or you can just float the day away. Schlitterbahn is powered by natural spring water from the Comal River. The whole family will love the water playgrounds for even the youngest guests in all sections of the park.

Tickets ate available online at Schlitterbahn.com for both locations.

8. Dallas Parks Dept. Community Swimming Pools

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The Dallas Park and Recreation Department operate nine community pools around the Dallas area. The pools offer open swimming three days a week as well as swimming lessons for all ages.

Admission to community pools is $1 per person regardless of age. What a deal! Operating times will vary by location, so check the current season pool schedule for specific details.  Pool locations:

Community Pools are open through August 14.

9. Dallas Parks Dept. Aquatic Centers

The Cove Aquatic Centers

Dallas Park Department operates three Cove Aquatic Centers. They are large facilities that feature an 8-lane lap pool with a diving board, climbing wall, flume slides, a toddler pool with an interactive play structure, a group pavilion, picnic tables, lounge chairs, and much more!

  • The Cove at Crawford
  • The Cove at Samuell Grand
  • The Cove at Fretz

Check for specific hours of operation and each location. Admission is $6 per person.

Dallas Parks Dept. Community & Neighborhood Aquatic Centers

The Parks Dept. also operates a number of Aquatic Centers throughout the Dallas area. The Neighborhood Aquatic Centers are smaller facilities that feature a four-lane lap pool and:

  • Climbing wall
  • Basketball goal
  • Open flume & closed flume slide
  • Toddler pool with an interactive play structure

The Neighborhood Aquatic Centers also have shaded areas, a group pavilion, picnic tables and lounge chairs, a bathhouse with a family changing room, lockers and a concession stand.

The Dallas Community Aquatic Centers are medium-sized facilities that feature a 6-lane lap pool with a diving board, climbing wall, and basketball goal, open and closed flume slides, a toddler pool with an interactive play structure, shade structures, group pavilion, picnic tables and lounge chairs, a bathhouse with family changing rooms, lockers and a concession stand.

Admission is $4 per person. Take a look at the 2022 Dallas Aquatic Facility Map for specific hours of operation at each location.

10. Addison Splash Pad

The Splash Pad is located at the Community Recreation Center (120 E. Oak Street, Addison, TX). It is open Monday – Sunday, from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. The Splash Pad features:

  • Tumble Buckets
  • Frog Hoop Water Spray 
  • Water Hydrant
  • Sprinkler Spray
  • and two shade structures 

Keep in mind that The Addison Splash Pad does NOT have a lifeguard or staff on duty. Splash Pad is intended for children aged 10 and under and MUST be supervised at all times. for more information, visit www.addisonparks.org/summer-aquatics


Have fun, stay cool and stay hydrated!
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