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Splish splash! The City of Austin's splash pads open this weekend

Melissa Martinez

With highs climbing into the upper 80s and the chance for rain on the decline, the opening of the City of Austin’s 10 splash pads Saturday will bring relief to sweaty kids all over town.

Unlike letting your kids splash through your sprinkler system, the splash pads won’t set you back a dime, and the one in Round Rock even recirculates and filters its own water source to be conservation friendly to our drought-prone state. Hours for City of Austin splash pads are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 9, with the exception of the Chestnut Splash Pad, which doesn’t open until 11 a.m.

If you’re looking for a summer playtime experience with a bit more depth, a few public pools are also open, and more will open during the first week of June. Check the City of Austin’s pool schedule for more details about your neighborhood pool.

Splash pads:

North Austin

Bailey Splash Pad

1101 W. 33rd St.

South Austin

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

2006 S. Sixth St.

East Austin

Bartholomew Splash Pad

5200 Berkman Dr.

Chestnut Splash Pad

2207 E. 16th St.

Lott Splash Pad

1108 Curves St.

Metz Splash Pad

2407 Canterbury St.

Rosewood Splash Pad

2300 Rosewood Ave.

West Austin

Clarksville Splash Pad

1811 W. 11th St.

Eastwoods Splash Pad

3001 Harris Park Blvd

Pease Splash Pad

1100 Kingsbury St.

Other Area Splash Pads:

Cedar Park

Brushy Creek Water Playscape

3300 Brushy Creek Rd.

Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1-Labor Day

Leander

Water Playscape

601 South Bagdad Rd.

Daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1-Sept.30

Pflugerville

Falcon Pointe Splash Park

1813 Tranquility Lane

May-Oct 1 Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Round Rock

Main Street Plaza Water Fountain

221 E. Main St.

Sun- Wed 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thurs- Sat 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.