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Spray Parks, Spraygrounds and Water Parks

Celebration Park Allen TX
Celebration Park in Allen, Texas

Even if you're lucky enough to have a spray park or pool in your neighborhood, sometimes you just want to head to a public spray park or water park where the kids can have a blast in the water. We've listed, with descriptions, all of the spray parks, spraygrounds, splash parks, splash pads, water parks, pools and lazy river open to the public in Collin County, which covers the major cities of Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano as well as the neighboring towns of Anna, Celina, Melissa, Prosper, and Wylie.

For the most part, these water features are open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend--unless otherwise noted. These dates may change without notice, so please follow the links for the latest information.

Updated May 5, 2019

Celebration Park Sprayground

Flow Boarding


Aqua Shop Indoor Surfing
This is a truly unique experience that is suitable for kids (3' height requirement) and adults. For the landlocked surfer, the adventurous (or timid!) kid, or family looking for something truly unique, this is a great time. Recommended to visit during the day for the most water time.
try something new
6121 West Park Boulevard R102, Plano (The Shops at Willow Bend)



Hydrous Wake Park
We're lucky enough to have one of the few wakeboarding cable parks operating right here in Allen! A fun way to cool off for beginners and experienced riders.
580 N Cedar Dr, Allen

Lazy River


Rough Riders Choctaw Lazy River
Open only for Thursday Night Pool Parties, this 3,000+-square foot river measures almost 175-feet. For $39 per ticket, the Thursday Night Pool Party includes live pre-game music, full 360-degree access to the Lazy River, amazing view of the ball park, and complimentary hot dogs, brats, chips and Dr Pepper products, plus Thirsty Thursday drink specials. Season pass for all six games available for $225.
7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco

See also Jack Carter Pool in Plano, below under "Water Parks in Collin County."

Spray Parks, Spray Grounds and Splash Pads: The Largest and the Best

Fairview Fountain, Fairview TX


Celebration Park
Opens early May. This sprayground has water jets, buckets, and sprayers that will become a family favorite place to play. Adjacent to a huge accessible playground, so the kids will have fun running from the sprayground to the playground. Swings and picnic tables also nearby. Spray park open during the summer 9am-9pm daily, closed Wednesdays for maintenance. Closes end of September. Restrooms. Free.
701 Angel Parkway, Allen

The Fairview Fountain
Open early May. Interactive fountains shoot jets upward. Kids are invited to run through them or sit on them. Restaurants are handy for a bite of lunch, but no purchase is required. This is tucked back behind the shopping center on the Fairview side (near Gloria's). It's a great place to cool off and let the kids go wild. You'll want to hang out for the periodic dancing waters show choreographed to music. Restrooms. Free.
329 Town Place, Fairview (across from Village at Allen)


Slayter Creek Park
Large splash pad with spray "tunnel," sprayers and jets. Free. Hours are 10am-8pm, closed Mondays for maintenance. Closes late September.
Rosamond Parkway, Anna


Robbin Lamkin Memorial Splash Pad
A water tower and buckets drop water and children can hold water fights with the water "guns". Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Farmersville Parkway, Farmersville

Frisco Commons Spray Park, Frisco TX


Frisco Commons
Water jets and sprayers are just the beginning of the fun at this spray park. The largest playground in Frisco, picnic tables and BBQ grills add to the fun. Restrooms. Free. Open daily 8am-8pm May 15-Sept 30
8000 McKinney Road, Frisco


City Hall Plaza Park
A central water feature/spray fountain for children (and children at heart) to enjoy on a warm summer day or watch a colorful light show as you chase the streams of water at night.
3411 Barker Ave, Melissa


Murphy Central Park
Jets shoot water up from the concrete base and large overhead sprayers cool off visitors from overhead. A nearby shade structure is available for parents to watch over the kiddos. This is the largest park in Murphy at 52 acres and includes a playground, stocked pond, amphitheater, and restroom facilities.
550 Murphy Road, Murphy


Plano Aquatic Center
Large outdoor sprayground zoned for different age groups. Waterfalls, spray jets and sprayers. Adjacent aquatic center includes a shallow play area with bubbler features, tot slide, and interactive play features. Restrooms. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, but if the weather is nice, check in because it may be open!
2301 Westside Drive

Windmill Playground at Frontier Park Sprayground
Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center
Large outdoor spray pad adjacent to leisure pool with three water slides, spray fountains, and children's play area. Restrooms. Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day, closed weekdays when PISD is in session.
5801 W Parker Road, Plano


Frontier Park
The splash pad consists of sprayers shooting up from the bottom of the concrete pad, but will do the job of cooling off the kids after playing on the real gem of this park, the Windmill Playground. Shaded picnic area and restrooms also available.
1551 Frontier Pkwy, Prosper

Small Neighborhood Splash Pads


J.R. Newman Park
Sprayground and a water tower shaped sprayer. Adjacent to playground and covered pavilion. No restrooms. Free. Open daily 8am-8pm May 15-Sept 30.
8211 Twins Fall Drive, Frisco

Shepherds Glen
Sprayground and splash pad with buckets and sprayers shaped as flowers. No restroom facilities at this park. Free. Open daily 8am-8pm May 15-Sept 30.
12012 Shepherds Hills, Frisco


McKinney has several small splash pads sprinkled around the city in neighborhood parks. A great alternative to the more crowded splash parks on a hot day! They are running in the summer from 8am-10pm.

Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex
Rings of sprayers forming a "tunnel" for the kids to run through and a few fountains. This is a soccer complex and also has swings, and accessible playground, picnic shelter and concession/restroom facilities. Open early May - Labor Day. Free.
2701 Northbrook Drive

Ash Woods
Small neighborhood splash pad with swings, playground and picnic tables. No restrooms. Free.
10301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, McKinney

Small neighborhood splash pad with a "tunnel ring" of sprayers as well as fountains. Covered picnic area next to splash pad, playground and swings. No restrooms. Free.
1201 Monticello Drive, McKinney

Finch Park
Small neighborhood splash pad with playground, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Restrooms. Free.
301 West Standifer Street, McKinney

Dr. Mack Hill Park
Small neighborhood splash pad with barrier-free playground and picnic tables. No restrooms. Free.
1849 Reagan Drive, McKinney

Horizon Park
Small neighborhood splash pad with open space. No restrooms. Free.
401 Flatrock Drive

Inspiration Park
Small neighborhood splash pad with open space. No restrooms. Free.
4212 Shawnee Drive, McKinney

John M. Whisenant Park
Small neighborhood splash pad with playground, swings, a pavilion, doggie stations, and open space. No restrooms. Free.
3701 Hudson Crossing, McKinney

Special Needs Accessible Spray Parks and Water Attractions

This wonderful roundup article by DFW Child includes areas near Collin County as well.

Spray Park and Splash Pad for Dogs

Dog Park at Bonnie Wenk
Splash pad for dogs! Shaded pavilion, valves for Fido's water bowl, separate areas for big and small dogs--all in a 2-acre fenced, off-leash park. Restrooms. No food allowed. Restrooms. Open early May - Labor Day. Free.
2996 W. Virginia Pkwy., McKinney

Water Parks in Collin County

If you'd find features that would typically be included in a water park, it is included here. Alternately, if the facility is primarily a pool with a some recreational facilities, it is included under "pools" below.

The Apex Centre
A 25-yard-by-25-meter pool for competitive and lap swimming, a leisure pool, water park, and an outdoor leisure and recreation pool.
3003 Alma Rd, McKinney

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
This indoor "water park" is complete with sprayers, a tunnel, a pint-size waterslide, buckets, rain fountains, a lazy river, a 16-foot flume slide, and a shallow pool. There's also a large competitive pool and an indoor rock climbing wall. Restrooms.
110 E. Rivercrest, Allen

Frisco Water Park
There's SO much to do here! There's a play area for pint-size kiddos with spray features, a bucket dunk, and two small water slides. The older kids will want to take a ride on "Big Blue," the indoor water slide. There's also a lazy river, multiple outdoor slides, warm water pool, and lap pool. New in 2015: The Fort, a multilevel interactive water playground with three slides and more than 85 spray features. Also new in 2015 is the Preston Plunge, a 45-foot high head first wild slide. Restrooms.
5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco

Old Settler's Aquatic Center
Outdoor shallow water pool with open flume slide, floor bubbles, lemon drop sprayers, tea cups and cascading waterfall located in an established area of McKinney. Restrooms.
1101 E Louisiana Street, McKinney

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center
Indoor 25-yard competition pool and leisure pool with waterslide, vortex, lazy river current channel, play feature, and ramped entry. Outdoor leisure pool has a waterslide, water spray fountains, children's play area and is attached to a spray pad. Restrooms.
5801 W Parker Road, Plano

Jack Carter Pool
This is so much more than a pool. Unique features include a climbing wall and diving platforms and flowrider. Also at the site is a lazy river, a tube slide (single or double), slide, dump bucket, sprayers, playground areas, and basketball and volleyball nets. Restrooms.
2601 Pleasant Valley Drive, Plano

Public Pools in Collin County

Also please see above under water parks as pools are often included in those water parks.

The Apex Centre
A 25-yard-by-25-meter pool for competitive and lap swimming, a leisure pool, water park, and an outdoor leisure and recreation pool.
3003 Alma Rd, McKinney

Ford Pool
A large lap and diving pool where the City of Allen offers swimming lessons and community events. Tumble bucket tower, 20-foot slide, kids play structure, cabanas and pavilions.
632 Park Place Drive, Allen

Juanita Maxfield Aquatic Center, McKinney TX
Frisco ISD Natatorium
A 50-meter length pool primarily used for swimming and diving meets as well as training. Open limited hours for public swimming.
7411 1st Street, Frisco

Juanita Maxfield Aquatic Center
Outdoor seasonal pool with floating amenities "ropes course," diving board and restrooms.
1701 N. McDonald Street, McKinney

Senior Pool
Sometimes it is best to separate the seniors from the kiddos, and swimming is one of those times! This is a year-round, heated pool offering swim lessons, water exercise classes, and lap swim--for senior adults only.
1400 S. College Street, McKinney

Plano Aquatic Center
We've listed this under spraygrounds as well, because this aquatic center has two distinct areas. Adults will appreciate the large indoor lap pool, while families will prefer the interactive play area for pint-size swimmers.
2301 Westside Drive, Plano

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center
Indoor 25-yard competition pool and leisure pool with waterslide, vortex, lazy river current channel, play feature, and ramped entry. Outdoor leisure pool has a waterslide, water spray fountains, children's play area and is attached to a spray pad.
5801 W Parker Road, Plano

Oak Point Recreation Center
Olympic-size indoor pool for lap swim and attached leisure pool. Shallow area of the leisure pool has a water slide, tumble buckets, and zero-depth entry ramp. The water is heated to 84 degrees year round. Outdoor, shallow water pool includes a water slide, zero-depth beach entry, water playground, and spray features.
6000 Jupiter Road, Plano

The Texas Pool, Plano TX
The Texas Pool
What's more "Texas" than cooling off in a huge, salt water Texas-shaped swimming pool? Out-of-town tourists may purchase a single- or 3-day family pass. Locals must become members to swim. Open public swim days are posted to our calendar and the Texas Pool home page. one of the few local pools to permit mono-fin/Mermaid tail swimming.
901 Springbrook Drive, Plano

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