It’s summertime & these Texas Waterparks are open for the season!
School is almost out, and summertime is when Texas shines. That means two things – bored kids & hot kids. Most Texas parents turn to one solution for both – waterparks for the whole family! Below, find the best water parks in Texas open for the season. They are spread out across the Lone Star State.
Updating dates and links for 2024
From young children to adults – who doesn’t like to play in the water, especially in the Texas heat? When families share memories, some of the best things happen, and visiting a waterpark makes a wonderful family vacation and many fun moments to cherish. Texas boasts fantastic waterparks with tube slides, water slides, body slides, and all the slides for everyone to enjoy.
Texas Water Parks Open
Here is information on all the Texas waterparks we found that will open for the 2023 season. Most are open in May on weekends. Are you ready?
Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) Area
The greater Dallas-Fort Worth area has many waterparks, starting with an entire family of Hawaiian Falls scattered throughout the vicinity.
Hawaiian Falls Waterparks
The wave pool at Hawaiian Falls is sensational. If your kid has not checked in lately, check the pool! Don’t worry – life jackets are available. And, if your kids are looking for you, tell them you’ll be in the lazy river – all day! That’s where I’d be. Go here to check out all Hawaiian Falls Parks – Mansfield, Roanoke, Waco, Garland, and The Colony.
Bring your own food for $15 per ice chest. Factory water bottles are free to bring. I love HF, but the food there isn’t that great. Also, several options for season passes are available.
More Outdoor Waterparks in DFW
Other parks across the North Texas area include Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington, TX.
NRH2O in North Richland Hills, TX, opens May 6th and is hiring now!
Bahama Beach Waterpark – Dallas opens in late May.
If you’re a guest at the Marriott Gaylord, cool off at Gaylord Texan’s Paradise Springs Water Park and Resort Pools in Grapevine, TX. The new season starts from April 1 to May 29 on weekends only.
Get in the zone at WhoaZone at Grapevine, located at Meadowmere Park. This is on Lake Grapevine and is a “floating waterpark.” Coupons are on the website. There is a fee to enter Meadowmere Park. Arrive early because the park may have a maximum of entries.
Jellystone Park in Burleson is wide open for swimming and camping. Get it all here – even the waterparks next door. Take a look at our recent trip to Jellystone Park, where we had a jell of a good time!
Summer Fun Waterpark in Belton opens on the first of May. Free parking. $15-$18 admission – pay at the gate.
*Pirate Beach at Legoland in the Grapevine Mills Mall has closed permanently.
Indoor Waterparks In The DFW Area
Open all year long – why wait for summer? These indoor waterparks are open year-round and make an excellent vacation spot!
Lazy River & other water rides still have you dreading the Texas sun? Consider heading to the Texas indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine, TX.
New In 2023 At Epic Waters – Grand Prairie
The Locura Water Slide
- Seven stories tall
- 40-foot drop
- 360-degree horizontal loop
- 35 MPH
- and more hair-blowing fun!
Standing at over 70 feet tall, Locura is a flatline water slide that combines the anticipation of the AquaLaunch® Capsule with the visual impact of the looping 387-foot translucent flume. See it here – LOCURA at Epic Waters.
East Texas Water Parks
Splash Kingdom in Greenville, Canton, Hudson Oak, and Nacogdoches opening day is May 28—perfect timing for Memorial Day.
Adult-Only Waterpark – Central Texas
Adult-only waterpark in College Station is open! The Cove at BearX features surf camps, fun water sports, a swim-up bar, live music, and more! How fun would this be!!
Houston / Galveston Water Parks
Head south on I-45 to the Houston/Galveston area. On the north side of Houston in Spring, you can find Wet’n’Wild. This is one of the longest-standing waterparks in the area.
Take a right turn off of I-45, head west on I-10, and head to Katy for Typhoon Texas.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown – Spring – open for business with several packages for purchase.
Pirate’s Bay Waterpark in Baytown begins on May 6, 2023, on weekends.
Calypso Cove in Baytown opens on May 27 – July 30, 2023.
Big Rivers Water Park in Caney, TX
Or you can head further south to Galveston for some sand-free fun. You can find a very family-friendly water play at Moody Gardens at Palm Beach (which opens on Memorial Day). Feeling a little more adventurous? Head over to Schlitterbahn Galveston.
South East Coast Water Parks
Along the beautiful Texas Coast, in the Corpus Christi area, is Hurricane Alley Waterpark. Weekdays are $20 and Weekends are $25. Bring all the toddlers you can think of for free! Ha, maybe not!
There’s the fabulous Beach Park At Isla Blanca in South Padre Island, where you’ll find fun things to do for everyone, plus cabanas and palapas to keep you out of the hot sun. Open now on weekends.
Austin / San Antonio / Texas Hill Country Water Parks
We head north to central Texas in our tour around Texas, where many waterparks are open.
Typhoon Texas in Austin (Pflugerville). Season passes are on sale now. Go cashless here with a wristband—the best thing ever, especially for the kids.
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels – The World’s Best Waterpark, complete with a swim-up bar, cabins, and more!
In the San Antonio area, Seaworld San Antonio Aquatica takes the classic series of slides and intertube rides and raises it with the unique Stingray Encounter.
Did you know Six Flags Fiesta Texas has water rides? That would be the best of both worlds right there! However, the water park portion is closed during the cold months. It opens on select days starting in April through September. Check before you go.
Splash Shack in Cedar Park is a year-round waterpark with slides and fun structures.
El Paso Water Parks
Lost Kingdom Water Park. Cabanas for rent, party packages, season passes, twilight tickets and more.
Big Bend Country Water Parks
Wet’n’Wild Waterworld in Anthony opens on the weekends in May and for five days for Memorial Day.
Texas Panhandle Water Parks
Water Rampage in Lubbock opens at the end of May through August.
In Wichita Falls, TX, Castaway Cove Waterpark opens on May 14 and on weekends only in May.
Adventure Cove in Abilene opens in late May. Enjoy a leisure pool, a lazy river, water slides, and concession food.
Check Before You Go
It’s always best to check out the waterpark before going and purchase tickets online if you can. It may save time waiting in long lines.
Also, many waterparks in Texas offer special events with live music. That would be a bonus.
So, this is our list of Texas waterparks for the season. We are sure it is incomplete as Texas is so large. If you see an omission, please comment below.
Have fun, stay cool, and don’t forget your waterproof sunscreen!