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Austin Water Parks Guide | Best Water Parks in Central Texas


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The Texas summer temperatures can be unbearable, and we understand the importance of beating the heat, so we compiled this list of Central Texas water parks that will keep you cool. If you are interested in more ways to stay cool this summer, check out the best swimming holes, summer water activities, and where to rent paddle boards in Austin. Plus, we have fun indoor activities to do when you can’t bear the heat outside.

Waterparks Near Austin:

BSR Cable Park

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5347 Old Mexia Rd, Waco, TX 76705

BSR Cable Park is located in Waco and is America’s Best Cable Park! Rock solid rails and kickers, float the world’s longest lazy river, go on the royal flush slide, have some drinks by the bar, have some delicious grilled food, play beach volleyball on courts with imported sand, and spend the night in cabins that can sleep 14! Their wave is a world-class high-performance right and left, and the recommended boards are shortboards or bodyboards and longboards.

Next Level Ride

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5400 E Hwy 71, Del Valle, TX 78617

Next Level Ride is Austin’s new premier wakeboard cable park. They specialize in teaching people how to wakeboard in a fun, supportive environment. No matter your riding level, they make learning relaxing and fun for the whole family! Their experienced, friendly staff are trained in kinesiology and know how to better equip their athletes to take their wakeboarding experience to the next level. Enjoy their private, always smooth lake, BYOB, and your dogs will love it here too!

NLand Surf Park

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ETJ, 4836, E Hwy 71, Austin, TX 78617

NLand Surf Park broke new ground in the artificial wave technology and are proud of what they accomplished in their three years of operations. In early 2019 they were excited to announce the acquisition of NLand Surf Park by the World Surf League (WSL), the company at the forefront of professional surfing around the world and the owner of the Kelly Slater WaveCo. As a result of the WSL transition, they will shut down operations until future notice.

Pease Splash Park

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1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78705

A place for picnics, nature walks, recreation, and enjoyment of the outdoors, Pease Park is one of the crown jewels in Austin. Stretching from West 15th to West 31st along Shoal Creek and Lamar Boulevard, Pease Park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt encompass 84 acres. This pristine green space links many of central Austin’s vibrant neighborhoods. The park even has a little splash pad for your children to have fun and cool off during the summer heat!

Quest ATX

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10815 Farm to Market Road 1625, Austin, TX 78747

Quest ATX is Austin’s first and only cable wakeboard park. Located in southeast Austin, this world-class wakeboarding facility is equipped with a six-tower Sesitec system and UNIT Parktec rails providing unlimited fun for any hardcore wakeboarder or recreational wakeboarding enthusiast. If you’re new to the sport, our System 2.0 beginner cable and incredibly friendly staff will teach you to wakeboard in no time. In between all of the activities, have a burger or drink one of their craft brews. You can also test your skills on the monkey bars or rock wall,l try to conquer the hurdles and wiggle bridge or enjoy the many slides and obstacle course features they have to offer!

Rock ‘N River Waterpark

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3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665

Rock’N River Water Park has a sprayground play area, four new waterslides, a 12-foot jumping platform, a drop slide, a rock climbing wall with waterfall feature, water basketball, and water volleyball! They also have a leisure lagoon and food service area that features 13 covered swim up concession seats along with a walk-up concession area. While eating and drinking, you can Watch your favorite sporting event on our various TVs. They even have rental cabanas with a love seat, two chairs, two sling chases, side table and cable-enabled television!

Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts

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400 N Liberty Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Schlitterbahn started on the banks of the Comal River. Tube chutes, rides, tube slides, and pools use spring fed river water that always stays a cool 72 degrees and flows right back into the river. Ride their famous black tubes for hours in the original section at the iconic castle. Have a family picnic at one of the shaded picnic tables found all around the park. Only a short ride away within the Blastenhoff and Surfenburg sections, visitors can ride a continuous wave on the Boogie Bahn, fly high on the Sky Coaster, tube on the Torrent wave river, and get rocketed uphill on the Master Blaster Water Coaster!

SeaWorld’s Aquatica

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10500 SeaWorld Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

Thrilling rides, sensational shows, and unforgettable animal encounters are just a few of the experiences that the world’s largest marine life park offers. One of them is their waterpark, Aquatica. Come face-to-fin with stingrays in an exotic setting where you will have the chance to touch, feed and marvel at these amazing animals, ride the waterpark’s signature attraction that takes four-seat rafts down twists and turns to an underwater cave, and get a private cabana for a more reserved and exclusive experience!

Summer Fun Waterpark

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1410 Waco Rd, Belton, TX 76513

Did you know that Summer Fun Water Park was one of the first few Water Parks built in the great state of Texas? At Summer Fun Waterpark, they never charge for parking your car or coolers brought into the park. They are a family owned business and treat others as they’d like to be treated. So come on down, visit Summer Fun Waterpark and bring your own food and drinks at no additional cost! They also have super fun adult nights and teen nights!

Typhoon Texas

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18500 TX-130 North Service Road, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Experience the thrills of waterslides, floating on the lazy river, live entertainment at Texas-sized wave pool, and real Texas BBQ smoked daily! Typhoon Texas opened in May of 2017 and features super fun new slides, a 4-story tall tipping water bucket, a lazy river, and many other obstacles of fun. Typhoon Texas made more than $4.5 million in upgrades to what used to be the old Hawaiian Falls Waterpark located conveniently off TX-130. You and your family are sure to have a blast!

Volente Beach Waterpark

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16107 FM 2769, Leander, TX 78641

Volente Beach Water Park has it all, from an upscale full-service restaurant open for lunch and dinner that offers hand-cut steaks and a delicious selection of fresh seafood to a pirate ship themed play area next to the beautiful shores of Lake Travis. Plus, there are live music performances during the Summer, three volleyball courts on the property and lots of sand for the kids to play in. Check out offers they have for special events like birthday parties and more!

Waterloo Adventures

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14529 Pocohontas Trail suite a, Leander, TX 78641

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Lake Travis experience floating park and challenge course that is a true evolution in water play! You begin with a boat ride to beautiful Adventure Island and will enjoy a single 45-minute pulse-pounding session on the 600-foot state of the art challenge course and unlimited access to their aqua park area; Adventure Island. Their course consists of a series of floating obstacles including climbing walls, monkey bars, slides, hurdles, balance beams, bridges and so much more! Over 21 different elements are sure to test your agility and skills while bonding with family and friends!

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