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The best water parks near Austin to hit before summer ends

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Oliver De La Garza, left, and Eddie Galvan ride the Sidewinder at Volente Beach Water Park. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

It’s hot. Triple-digit hot. Burn your bare feet on the sidewalk hot. And it’s starting to feel like it may never end.

Whether this is your first Central Texas summer or your 40th, there’s no denying that finding new ways to beat the heat by the time late July and August roll around can be a challenge.

Here’s the good news: The Austin area is also home to some spectacular water parks, many of which are either new or newly updated for the summer season.

Go to mystatesman.com to find out about six Central Texas water parks that offer the perfect antidote to the dog days of summer.