Summertime Fun at DFW Water Parks

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Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer here in the DFW area. Water parks, amusement parks, and summer camps all over the southwest are kicking it into high gear just in time for the end of the school year.

Over the next few weeks, the Concierge Connection blog will give you a great overview of our favorite water parks, amusement parks, day camps, and other fun things for you to do with your children this summer.

This week we take a look at some of the best and most popular DFW area water parks to go splish-splash in this summer.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Arlington, Texas

Hurricane Harbor, the 47 acres water wonderland is a DFW classic.  Your family adventure starts at Hook’s Lagoon, an interactive water playhouse, then you’ll experience 9 stories of wild water fun on the Sea Wolf. Y

You can hang 10 on the Surf Rider or take on the zero gravity slide, the Mega Wedgie, or hop on the Dive Bomber, a 5-story free fall that will leave you breathless. 

That’s not all, you will enjoy heart-pounding rides like Typhoon Twister, Tsunami Surge, and Wahoo Racer or just relax in one of the shaded cabanas. Hurricane Harbor has something for everyone in the family!

For tickets, park hours and more information, visit hurricaneharbortexas.

Bahama Beach Waterpark

Dallas, TX

Bahama Beach Waterpark is a great place to cool off this summer. Conveniently located just 10 minutes south of downtown Dallas, the water park has everything from 45-foot tall slides for the young and the young at heart to an interactive water playground with a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket.

You can also kick back and relax, grab a tube, wade into one of two zero-depth entry beaches, or float down the lazy river. Bahama Beach has plenty of shaded areas, and private cabanas, along with food and beverages to satisfy all of your summertime cravings tops it all off. 

For more information and purchase tickets, visit 

The Lagoon

Cedar Hill, Texas

New ‘Lagoon’ waterpark opening in North Texas during Memorial Day weekend – WFAA

Get ready to splash down at Cedar Hill’s newest coolest pool, The Lagoon. Located in Virgina Weaver Park, The Lagoon features more than 77,000 gallons of water to splash around in. It also has a zero-depth entry pool, a separate lap swim pool, a lazy river, a three-turn slide, and play features. 

Saturday, May 27, 2023, is Grand Opening Day and complimentary open swim will be available. (capacity limits apply)

Daily passes: General admission: $8.00 –  Age 3+, $5 – Age 55+ Advanced daily admission tickets are now available online for select dates, currently through June 11. Season Passes are also available ONLINE.  ​​

*Cedar Hill residents receive $3 off general admission, $2 off 55+ rate at check-out *Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by a ticketed adult guest or adult season pass holder.


Richland Hills

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From thrillers like the Accelerator – slides three stories tall and 200 feet long – to calmer attractions like the open-body Blue Sky slide, there’s reason for excitement for everyone at NRH2O.

Enjoy sand volleyball or lounge poolside at Beachside Bay before checking out the waves at NRH2Ocean and relaxing in the Endless River. 

Food and drinks are available for purchase throughout the park, or you can pack a cooler for a picnic.

For more information and purchase tickets, visit   Parking is free.


Galveston & New Braunfels

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Schlitterbahn Waterparks has thrilling attractions with plenty of heart-pounding attractions. So, get ready to have some fun! 

If you prefer rivers, wave pools, and lounging in the sun, Galveston is a great place to visit. From excitement seeking teens to small kids there is something for everyone at Schlitterbahn! 

For additional details and to purchase tickets for  Schlitterbahn Galveston or New Braunfels.

Beach Park at Isla Blanca

South Padre Island

Beach Park at Isla Blanca Waterpark has fantastic water attractions, activities like great concerts, gulf front location, and special events.  Beach Park at Isla Blanca is a wonderland place for a weekend family getaway. And with multiple meeting rooms and banquet areas capable of hosting special events for up to 10,000 people, it is also a great place for weddings, groups, and corporate events.

Admission includes free use of inner tubes, life vests and boogie boards.  And Parking is free!

For tickets and more information, visit 

These are a few suggestions for a fun way to stay cool this summer. Stay tuned to the Concierge Connection blog. Next week: Indoor water park, pools, and splash zones.

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