Make a Splash at these Indoor Water Parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth Suburbs

May 2, 2022

It’s never too cold to dive in!

Looking for somewhere to take a dip when it’s not quite warm enough for the lake? Check out these indoor water parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs.

#1. The Cove at The Lakefront (Little Elm)

The Cove is a favorite with Little Elm residents all year round — the retractable roof makes it an ideal spot, even when the temperature drops. With tons of water slides (including a few for true thrill-seekers), a surf machine and luxury cabanas for relaxing, there’s something for every age.

Have a water bug in the family — or can’t get enough water park action? Sign up for a membership if you move to town for unlimited access to the waterpark. And membership means discounts to special programs, like the adults-only night, water aerobics classes and preschool swim lessons.

#2. Epic Water Park (Grand Prairie)

As the largest indoor waterpark in North Texas, Epic Water Park truly lives up to its name. Race down the waterslides, splash around in the indoor or outdoor pools or just sit back and let the lazy river carry you around the park. There’s even a kids-only area, complete with slides and sprinklers for younger kids, too.

When you need a break, grab a tropical drink at the Longboards Bar & Lounge or pick up some snacks at The Hungry Wave Cafe. There’s even a huge 4,000sq-ft arcade filled with classic and state-of-the-art games that are perfect for when you’ve dried off but aren’t ready for the fun to be over.

#3. Great Wolf Lodge (Grapevine)

For an unforgettable staycation, Great Wolf Lodge is the place to go. Book a suite, pack your swimsuits and get ready for a one-of-a-kind adventure. From toddler-friendly slides to a “Howlin’ Tornado” water slide to the adults-only hot springs area, it’s easy to find something for anyone.

In addition to all of the indoor waterpark attractions, the resort offers dance parties, storytime, arts and crafts and yoga classes to help make your staycation even more memorable. If you do settle in Grapevine, day passes are also available.

#4. Apex Centre (McKinney)

For something a little more low-key than Great Wolf Lodge, there’s the Apex Centre in McKinney. But don’t let the fact that this waterpark is inside a rec center fool you — you and your crew will still love every minute.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the NinjaCross water obstacle course — and when it’s warm enough, split your time between the indoor and outdoor parks.

During the summer, Apex hosts a summer camp and, year-round, kids can have their birthday parties at the centre. They’ll get to pick a theme like safari, superhero, unicorn or mermaids for their waterpark birthday bash.

#5. Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium (Allen)

Next to McKinney in Allen, the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is home to a huge indoor swimming pool, slides, splash fountains and a lazy river. Just like in McKinney, Allen residents can also book the waterpark for birthday parties and other celebrations.

If you’re looking for more than just swimming, there’s also an indoor rock climbing wall in the community center. Members can climb this 24-ft wall for free on Saturday mornings. It’s also available to be rented out for birthday parties (which is always a big hit).

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