Water Parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

During Texas’s hot summer, you might start wondering where to go to cool off and have some fun in the water with your friends and family. If you’re living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there’s no shortage of places to do just that, with various water parks, pools, and aquatic centers to choose from. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor swim, epic water slides, or a place to lie back and relax, you can find it without going far from home. Here are a few popular water spots where you can swim, float, splash, and slide to your heart’s content.

NRH20 Family Water Park

At NRH20 Family Water Park you’ll find over a dozen fun attractions, including water coasters, water slides, inner tube slides, a pool with a white sand beach, the Tadpole Swimming Hole for younger kids, and a 12,000 square-foot wave pool for everyone to enjoy. This water park is located at 9001 Blvd. 26, North Richland Hills, northeast of Fort Worth. Opening hours and days can vary due to events, so check before you go, but hours are generally 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through July.

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Come to the Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark for its range of fun attractions, including water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and more. It’s conveniently located at 2970 Epic Place in Grand Prairie, between Dallas and Fort Worth, and it’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the summer season. It may be closed for special events, so check the schedule before you go. You can have a meal or get snacks from the Hungry Wave Cafe on-site, and check out the large arcade room if you want a break from the water.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags has a few locations in the Dallas area, but one you should definitely check out is the Hurricane Harbor Arlington at 1800 East Lamar Blvd. It’s open daily during the summer season until mid-August, and its hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It’s got everything from thrilling rides to relaxing pools, plus kids’ play areas, a lazy river, and raging rapids. There’s even a surfing simulator if you want to try out your board skills.

Bahama Beach Dallas’ Family Waterpark

Bahama Beach Dallas’ Family Waterpark is located at 1895 Campfire Circle in Dallas, and its season runs from May 27 to August 13. Its attractions include Coconut Cove, a colorful play fortress area where your kids can have hours of fun climbing rope ladders, playing in the geysers, hopping on slides, and being doused with water buckets. Those over 42 inches tall can enjoy the Tortuga Express racing slide, and everyone can relax by drifting along the lazy river, a circular route that takes you around the entire park. Lil Paco’s Splash Pad is ideal for the youngest visitors.

Burger’s Lake

Visit the 30-acre Burger’s Lake park for some outdoor fun on its one-acre spring-fed lake. This park, located at 1200 Meandering Road in Fort Worth, offers two sunny sandy beaches, lake swimming, inner tube rentals for floating, six diving boards, a 20-foot slide, a 25-foot trapeze, and certified lifeguards. Nearby, you’ll find large shade trees, a food and beverage stand, over 300 picnic tables, and around 185 charcoal grills for cooking. It’s open every day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for the summer season from late May to mid-August, and then on weekends until early September.

The Cove Aquatic Centers

The Cove has three aquatic centers in the Dallas area that offer a variety of amenities, including swimming pools, diving boards, slides, toddler pools, water basketball, lazy rivers, lounge chairs, picnic tables, and more. The Samuell Grand location at 3201 Samuell Blvd. in Dallas is the closest to downtown. If you’re in North Dallas, check out Fretz Park, and if you’re closer to South Dallas, head to the Cove at Crawford. All locations are open from Wednesday to Monday and offer two public swim sessions a day — from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

King Spa and Waterpark

Head to King Spa and Waterpark for a relaxing time for the whole family or if you need some time to yourself. The spa offers saunas, massages, and other treatments, while the water park has a relaxing resort-style indoor Bade Pool, a 30-foot water slide, and even a water bar. The water park pool is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the Aqua Bar opening Thursday through Sunday. King Spa is located at 2154 Royal Lane in Dallas. General admission is $40, or $25 for those under 12, while massages and other treatments have additional fees.

Splash Dayz

Splash Dayz is an attraction-packed water park located at 405 North Las Vegas Trail, just over 15 minutes west of Fort Worth. Check out the Splash Speedway six-lane raceway for some high-speed fun, or take a tube down the Blackout enclosed tube slide. Younger kids can enjoy the Kiddiez Splash Pool with a small slide and two interactive water playgrounds. When you’re ready to relax, head to the Lazy Dayz River for a gentle tube float. It’s closed on Mondays but open the rest of the week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for June and July.

Which Water Park Is for You?

Whether it’s by swimming in wave pools, zipping down fast slides, or slowly floating down a circular river, there are a lot of great ways to cool off and have fun this summer at some of these Dallas-Fort Worth area water parks. Which of the places on this list are you hoping to check out first? Have you been to any of them before? At The Hand and Wrist Institute, we hope you’ll have an amazing time at whichever one you go to. Why not drop us a line and let us know which one you’re most excited about?


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Dr. John Knight

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