Looking to get wet and escape the heat this summer? Thankfully, there are lots of great options for water parks, splash pads and pools around the San Antonio area. All these are awesome choices to keep us and our kiddos cool and also have a ton of fun!  

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Waterparks, resort pools, and slides in and around San Antonio

Aquatica San Antonio

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At Aquatica, visitors can cool off as they slide next to stingrays, feel the rush on water slides, and relax on beaches. Feel the rush of exhilarating new thrills on the ALL-NEW Tonga Twister at Aquatica San Antonio. This heart-pounding water slide features fully enclosed aqualucent tubes that deliver an electrifying sight and sound experience, the first of its kind in Texas.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Your season pass or membership to Six Flags Fiesta Texas includes use of their popular San Antonio water park.

Splashtown

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With 45 water attractions and rides, Splashtown guarantees a day filled with wet and cool fun and is one of the most popular San Antonio water parks. Annual passes start at just $49.99 each when purchasing four or more. Kids under 2 are free. 

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Schlitterbahn

Voted the World’s Best Waterpark by Amusement Today, Schlitterbahn boasts the hottest, coolest time in Texas with a wave pool, slides, and tubing on the Comal River.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

This luxury property, great for family staycations, just added two super cool, very steep new water slides, a zero-entry pool, and a 6,000 gallon hot tub. For guests of the resort only.

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La Cantera Resort

This newly renovated Hill Country gem offers five pools (one for adults only) as well as private poolside cabanas for rent. Kids will love the pool designed just for them which includes a splash area for toddlers and two water slides. For guests of the resort only.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

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The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort boasts a 5-acre waterpark which includes a Ramblin’ River, a 22′ water slide, and a thrill-seeker’s dream called the FlowRider wave ride. For resort guests only.

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Free Splash Pads in and around San Antonio

Yanaguana Garden’s splash pad at Hemisfair Park

This beautiful and popular park, located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, opened only a couple of years ago so this is one of the newest San Antonio splash pads. A great feature of this splash pad is the nearby changing rooms and restrooms. And, when you’re done in the water, there are many places to sit, play, and chill out while you dry off.

The Pearl Splash Pad

Located near The Twig, this new (and somewhat small) splash pad welcomes children attending the popular weekend Farmer’s Market or any day, really. It’s a fun place where parents can sit nearby to chat and sip coffee while kids cool off in the spray.

Splash pad fountain at The Pearl in San Antonio

Fischer Park Sprayground, New Braunfels

A few years back, Fischer Park in New Braunfels added an amazing Sprayground. It’s getting rave reviews from kids and parents. We love the eco-friendly aspect of this splash pad: the runoff from the Sprayground gets captured in the nearby fishing ponds and reused for the park’s irrigation. This splash pad is free to visit but, if you are not a New Braunfels resident and you decide to eat at one of the park’s picnic tables, you may have to pay a fee.

Pearsall Park Splash Pad

The splash pad at Pearsall Park, which opened in June 2016 during the Pearsall Park Grand Opening Celebration, is the largest splash pad in San Antonio! Clean, modern restroom and changing room facilities located right by the splash pad, as are picnic tables, a new playground, a skate park, and sweeping views behind the playground.

The splash pad at Pearsall Park in San Antonio is the largest in the city!

Photo: courtesy of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department

Park West splash pad in Seguin

Like the splash pad at Yanaguana Garden, this splash pad debuted October 2015 on the corner of San Antonio Street and North Vaughan Avenues in Sequin. The splash pad’s claim to fame is its prevalent shade, located right next to it, providing parents who don’t want to get wet with a way to stay cool while watching their kids.

Bulverde Community Park splash pad

Located at 29815 Bulverde Lane in Bulverde, TX (78163), this splash pad lets kids control the water feature. Plenty of shade and a playscape are both nearby.

Voigt Park

Open daily Tuesday-Sunday 7 am to 10 pm and Mondays from 5 pm to 10 pm, Voigt Park has a little sprayground that perfect for the little ones. There’s also a pool you can swim in for a minor fee.

Free pools in and around San Antonio

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department offers free swimming at 24 outdoor area pools. Check back for 2019 dates and times, but in prior years the schedule has been as follows:

Open Swim:
Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Lap Swim
Tuesday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

You can get more info about San Antonio pools at this link.

More Splash Pads and Pools in and around San Antonio (Not Free)

The Sequin Aquatic Center Wave Pool

The Seguin Aquatic Center is located in Max Starcke Park East. The center features a 15,000 square foot wave pool with a zero-depth beach type entry, a splash pool, raindrop mushroom. For days/times the pool is open and for fees, visit the Sequin Aquatic Center’s website.

Josh Davis Natatorium & Bill Walker Pool

12002 Jones Maltsberger Road (78216)

George Block Aquatics Center

7001 Culebra Road, 78238

NISD Natatorium

8400 N Loop 1604 W, 78249

Northside Swim Center

8400 N Loop 1604 W, 78249

YMCA Schertz Splash Pad

This member’s only splash pad is 1,000 square feet. They also have a pool and teach swimming lessons.

These YMCA locations also offer pools and swimming lessons:

Davis-Scott
Thousand Oaks
Walzem
Westside

 

Know of any other great San Antonio water parks, splash pads or pools we forgot? Comment below and let us know!

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