When the temperatures start to climb in the Coppell, Texas, area, nothing beats cooling off at a pool, splash pad, or local waterway. Our team at Crème de la Crème of Coppell put together this list of the best places to cool off on a summer day so you can easily pack your bags with swimsuits, rash guards, and a picnic to enjoy the day.
Heritage Springs Splash Pad
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Heritage Park is one of Flower Mound’s premier parks with lots of Western-themed playgrounds, rock-climbing walls, a toddler play area, and one of the area’s largest splash pads. The Heritage Springs Splash Pad is one of the summer highlights of this park. Families will appreciate the 2,000-square-foot splash pad with plenty of shaded seating areas, 14 unique water features, and fun concrete boulders adding a natural appearance to the splash pad area.
You and the kids have 4,000 gallons of water to splash in, and the pumps can pump out 773 gallons of water per minute, keeping the area fresh. Note that infants and toddlers require a swim diaper to be in the splash pad, and there is no climbing on the boulders. The Heritage Springs Splash Pad is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May 1 through Sept. 30.
Location: 600 Spinks Road, Flower Mound.
Main Street Interactive Fountain
During May through September, you can take your family to the Main Street Interactive Fountain to cool off. This fun splash pad and interactive fountain sits next to the Old Town Playground and Pavilion and offers visitors a chance to cool off. The splash pad, which uses recycled water, shoots water upward through nozzles in the interactive fountain area. This splash pad is the ideal way to cool off after spending time shopping at the farmers market in Old Town Coppell. Infants and toddlers need a swim diaper, and water shoes or other appropriate footwear is required.
Location: 768 W. Main St., Old Town Coppell.
The CORE Aquatics Center
The Coppell Aquatic and Recreation Center, also known as the CORE, is a large recreation center featuring indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Members of CORE can use the indoor pools year-round for swimming and open play time. The outdoor pools are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and kids can swim and play under the supervision of lifeguards. Kids will get a kick out of the water slides for the outdoor pools, and young children will love cooling off in the splash pad area.
Location: 234 E. Parkway Blvd., Coppell.
Hidden Cove Park and Marina
Hidden Cove Park and Marina offers families several ways to stay cool and enjoy water activities. Not only can the kids swim and splash on the shores of Hidden Cove Park, but everyone can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing, or water skiing.
You can bring a picnic with you with carry-out from these plant-based restaurants around Coppell, or have a bite to eat at Rockin’ S Bar & Grill. If you’d like to stay at Hidden Cove Park and Marina for a weekend or a week during the kids’ summer break, you can rent a cabin, get a room in the bunkhouse, or pitch a tent in the campground.
Location: 20400 Hackberry Creek Park Road, Frisco.
Enjoy spending the day or a few days at the 662-acre Lake Park that features a lake with a swimming beach, two boat ramps for launching watercraft, courtesy docks, hiking trails, and camping facilities. After a day swimming and playing in the water at Lake Park, take advantage of the eight lighted baseball and soccer fields and the two lighted softball or football fields for extra exercise and activity.
This amazing park also has an 18-hole golf course, an 18-hole disc golf course, and several playgrounds for the youngsters to romp on. Anglers can try their hand at catching fish from the docks, fishing barge, or shoreline, and keep your eyes open for local and migratory birds. You can sleep under the stars at Lake Park with the available RV or tent camping sites located under big shade trees. Enjoy all the features of Lake Park year-round, and if you come here often, consider purchasing an annual pass to the park.
Location: 600 Sandy Beach Road, Lewisville.
Aqua-Tots Swim School
If you plan on having your kids play in the water or go swimming at any of the local pools or waterways, be sure they have swim lessons from Aqua-Tots Swim School. The professional swim instructors teach kids from 4 months to 12 years the basics of water safety so they can become confident swimmers. Highly trained swim instructors use the tried-and-true Aqua-Tots swim curriculum to help your child become the best swimmer they can. Your kids can take group, private, or semi-private lessons.
Location: 777 S. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 409, Coppell.
When you and your family are looking for fun and adventure under the sun, head over to the stunning Rockledge Park in Grapevine. This recreational park offers locals and visitors a chance to watch for birds, go hiking or mountain biking, and when the weather is hot, splash and swim in the lake. For water sports, you can go fishing, kayaking, swimming, or paddleboarding.
The lake is big enough to sail a small boat on, and it’s a delight sitting on the cliff edges under a shaded picnic pavilion watching the sun set over the area. When the family gets thirsty and hungry, stop by the store to pick up beverages and snacks to help refuel everyone’s bodies.
Location: 3600 Pilot Point Road, Grapevine.
Are you ready to cool off at these fun places to visit on a hot summer day? Which spot is your favorite? Is there another wonderful place to take the family to play in the water when the temperatures soar? If you have a recommendation, let us know and our team at Crème de la Crème of Coppell can share your suggestions with our Coppell, Texas, community.