We don’t have to tell you that Texas summers are hot. Sometimes all you can do to escape the heat is stay inside somewhere that’s nice, cool, and air conditioned. We get that! But if you’re looking for an outdoor summer activity in Austin that won’t leave the family sweating up a storm, check out these awesome splash pads. And the best part, is most splash pads in Austin are completely free!

Splash pads are a wonderful summer activity for young children, especially those who aren’t swimming quite yet. Because splash pads don’t typically have swimming pools or any standing water, parents of little ones don’t have to worry about their toddler accidentally wandering toward a pool. Because there are no pools at splash pads, there also aren’t lifeguards. Keep this in mind as your little ones play.

Austin Splash Pads

Bartholomew Splash Pad

This splash pad is open May through September, and it is part of a larger play area that includes a pool as well.

Address: 5200 Berkman Dr

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Aerial Picture of Bartholomew Pool

Eastwoods Splash Pad

This newer splash pad replaces the old wading pool at Harris Park. It’s located right next to a playground, making it the perfect spot to spend a summer morning or afternoon.

Address: 3001 Harris Park Ave
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Lott Splash Pad

This splash pad in East Austin is perfect for running around and cooling off.

Address: 1180 Curve St
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Lott Splash Pad in Austin Texas

Metz Splash Pad

This park has a simple splash pad, perfect for little ones who just want to run around.

Address: 2407 Canterbury St
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Rosewood Splash Pad

This local splash pad is in a park with a pool, tennis courts, and playground.

Address: 1182 N Pleasant Valley Rd
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Clarksville Splash Pad

This shaded splash pad is perfect for enjoying summer but staying out of the direct sun.

Address: 1811 W. 11 St
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Clarksville Splash Pad

Chestnut Splash Pad

This shaded splash pad is perfect for enjoying summer but staying out of the direct sun.

Address: 2205 East 16th St.
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These are only a few of the many splash pads in Austin, meaning there are plenty to keep your kids entertained all summer! So which splash pad will you check out first?