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 San Antonio that won’t leave the family sweating up a storm, check out these awesome splash pads.

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.

What Do Splash Pads Have?

All splash pads are different, but there are a few common features that many of them have, including areas that spray, mist, or dump water. There may not be any swimming pools, but you can rest assured that you’ll be soaked in no time!

San Antonio Splash Pads

Pearsall Park

San Antonio’s largest playground features two splash pads, so there’s plenty of room for everyone to have fun.

Address: 4838 Old Pearsall Rd San Antonio, TX 78242

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Gustav’s Geysers

This splash pad is located at Pearl Brewery, making it the perfect place to hang out as a family one summer evening.

Address: 99 Karnes St Kenedy, TX 78119

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Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair

Kids love this interactive splash pad, with its large buttons that they can push to turn the water on.

Address: 434 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX 78205

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Union Pacific Splash Pad at Hemisfair

Voigt Park

Spend a summer afternoon cooling off at the Voigt Park splash pad.

Address: 700 El Portal, Hollywood Park Hollywood Park, TX 78232

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Benavides Park

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

Address: 1500 Saltillo St San Antonio, TX 78207

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Emmitt Park

Besides having a splash pad, this park has an amazing wheelchair accessible playscape!

Address: 2477 N Loop 1604 E San Antonio, TX 78259

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Fischer Park

This New Braunfels splash pad is the perfect place to spend a hot, summer day!

Address: 1935 Hilltop Summit Rd New Braunfels, TX 78130

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