As I write this, it’s a cold Spring morning, and I’m dreaming of warmer days ahead. Thankfully, many of our winter days did at least feel like spring this year. With our crazy Texas weather, it is hard to lay out your clothes the night before! Texas summers are more of a guarantee of hot, hot, hot. It’s not too early to start making plans of ways to beat the heat when summer arrives.
Here is a list of splash pads and watering holes all located in and around Waco:
(Most are open from June-September.)
1.Cameron Park (2200 Cameron Park Drive)
2.Chapel Park (9420 Chapel Road)
3.Dewey Park (925 N. 9th Street)
4.Kendrick Park (4011 Bagby)
5.Mountainview (2325 Mountainview)
6.Oscar DuConge Park (1707 JJ Flewellen)
7.Brame Park (1000 Hogan Lane)
8.Little Indian Lagoon (305 East Adams Street, Riesel)
Waco has two YMCAs. Each has indoor and outdoor pools. The outdoor pools also include play parks. Memberships are encouraged but day passes are also available.
Take a short drive on I-35 to spend the day at this public pool in West.
Something for all ages. Water slides, wave pool, lazy river, water playground for smaller kids, and a splash pad. Opening day is May 27.
This one looks like it has some exciting (way too exciting for me!) options for older kiddos: Cable park, Royal Flush Slide, Lazy River and Cabins.
Lakes & Rivers
Our city’s beautiful lake offers two parks with swimming beaches.
2.Brazos River & Bosque River