With Memorial Day weekend being the unofficial start of summer, and temperatures on the rise, many of us are looking for ways to stay cool.

So, we started this list of local pools, splash pads, and water parks, where you can have hours of fun in the sun.

Get this, you don’t even have to spend a lot of money because some of these places are free!

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Here’s where you can find some of them:


The city's public splash pads open the first weekend in May and close in early October from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., the city of Temple website said.

 People of all ages are welcome to enjoy free fun.

The surfaces of the splash pads are slip-resistant and non-porous and there is no standing water, which makes the park safe, the website said. The pads also have a re-circulating feature that cleans the water and then reuses it so that very little water is used.

Ferguson Park Splash Pad

1203 E. Adams

The 10-acre park offers not only a splash pad but two baseball fields, four picnic tables, three barbecue grills, two picnic pavilions, and a playground.

Jaycee Park Splash Pad

2302 W. Avenue Z

Jaycee Park has a trail, exercise stations, pergolas, benches, a pavilion, and a sports court to go along with its space-themed splash pad.

Miller Park Splash Pad

1919 N. 1st Street

The 30-acre park also has a playground, a .75 mile trail with 10 fitness stations, Backstops Lake/pond, three barbeque grills, three picnic pavilions, and two soccer goals.

West Temple Park Splash Pad

121 S. Montpark Road

The playground, sand volleyball court, 1-mile trail, basketball court, two picnic shelters, two backstops, eight barbecue grills, two picnic pavilions, and four soccer goals sit on 30 acres of land.

Lions Junction Family Water Park

5000 S 5th St

The community park offers a variety of kid-friendly water-based activities from slides to pools. It opens Memorial Day weekend Saturday through Monday and reopens June 1. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission starts at $5.

Summit Pool

620 Fryers Creek Circle

This community pool is open for Memorial Day weekend Saturday through Monday only, according to the city website. 

Summit pool is a members-only pool. Here's where you can find out how to become a member and membership pricing

Clark Pool 

1808 Curtis B. Elliott Drive

The pool opens on Memorial Day and then for the regular season on June 1. The hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.  

Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults.

Walker Pool 

2603 N 3rd Street

Walker pool opens Memorial Day and then for the regular season on June 1. The hours are Tuesday through Thursday from noon until 5 p.m., Friday from noon until 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5:30 p.m. 

Admission is $2 for children and $3 for adults.


There are six free spray pads in parks around Waco and are open during park hours from September to June: 


Killeen Family Aquatics Center

1800 E Stan Schlueter Loop

The Killeen Family Aquatics Center features a 10,360 square foot multi-use pool, a 25-meter lap pool, three water slides, a bowl slide, spray grounds, a bathhouse and more. 

Day passes are $5 for children (16-years-old and younger) and seniors (55 years and older). Adult (17 to 54-year-old) Killeen residents can get a day pass for $7; non-resident day passes cost $8. 

Children and senior Killeen residents can get a season pass for $65. For adult residents, the season pass costs $100.

Non-residents can also buy season passes. A senior's season pass costs $100, a child's pass is $150, and an adult's pass costs $150.

Children younger than three get in free. 

Long Branch Park Pool 

 1101 Branch Dr.

Long Branch Park will be open for the weekend of May 25, and will reopen June 1 - Aug. 17. From Aug. 17- Sept. 2 it will be open only for weekends.

Daily admission for the park is as follows:

  • Children (3-year-olds and younger): Free
  • Youths (4 to 16-year-olds): $2
  • Adults (17 to 54-year-olds): $3
  • Seniors (55-year-olds and older): $2

Season passes are also available for purchase. Youth and senior passes cost $35. Adult passes are $60. 

Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

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