With summer officially here and children enjoying their break from school, parents across Texas are looking for ways to keep their children entertained. Luckily, the region is home to some of the best places to cool off in the country. From thrilling water rides at local water parks to floating along the river, Dallas families have endless fun and refreshing ways to enjoy the outdoors. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top attractions in the area perfect for your family’s next adventure.
Bahama Beach Waterpark
Located in Dallas, Bahama Beach Waterpark is a popular destination for all ages and was ranked best waterpark in DFW for two consecutive years. This waterpark offers a variety of exciting attractions, including 45 foot tall water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, and an interactive water playground with a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket for younger children. Plenty of shade, reservable private cabanas, and food and beverage stations to satisfy all the summertime cravings.
Lake Ray Hubbard
Lake Ray Hubbard is one of the largest lakes in north Texas, spanning 22,000 acres. The clear waters of the lake and the cool breeze make it a perfect spot to go swimming, fishing, boating, or waterskiing. Apart from the lake, the park also features walking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and sports fields that offer plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. Lake Ray Hubbard also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, boat races, and concerts.
White Rock Lake Park
Located five miles northeast of Downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake is a popular destination for kayakers, canoers, and paddleboarders throughout the year. The park features over nine miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that wind through woodlands along the lake, providing the perfect opportunity for an invigorating walk or a leisurely bike ride. With more than 100 species of grasses and plants and hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish, White Rock Lake is a naturalist’s paradise right in the heart of the city.
Epic Waters Waterpark
Located just west of Dallas in Grand Prairie, Epic Waters is an 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark featuring a retractable roof, allowing visitors to ensure the sunshine and fresh air during the warmer months. A wide range of attractions provides fun for all ages, from high-speed looping waterslides to meandering along the lazy river. The Rascal’s Roundup is perfect for younger visitors, with small slides, splash zones, and a tipping bucket that holds over 300 pounds of water. The outdoor wave pool will be sure to excite, while ample seating areas, a restaurant, and an arcade ensure a full day of family fun.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
For adults looking to take a break and relax surrounded by the natural beauty of the outdoors, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis. This architectural and engineering marvel offers a range of water features, including a quiet blue meditation pool encircled by cypress trees, an aerating pool with illuminated spray fountains, and an active pool with cascading water down terraces and steps. Escape to a shady sanctuary as you wander through this relaxing urban plaza adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Wildcat Ranch Amenity Center
Wildcat Ranch, a new master-planned community just south of Dallas, boasts an exceptional Amenity Center perfect for enjoying the great outdoors while staying cool and comfortable. With a sparkling swimming pool featuring lap lanes, lounge areas, and a dedicated kid’s play area, families can spend hours splashing around the soaking up the sun. A state-of-the-art fitness center allows residents to stay active, while numerous gathering areas are perfect for summer parties and community events. The dedicated dog park provides ample space to run and play, while the tot lot is perfect for children to make new friends. Miles of hiking trails and numerous sports fields also provide endless hiking, biking, and sporting adventures. When it’s time for school once again, there is even a school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes.
Small-Town Charm with Big-City Access
Located in the heart of Crandall, Texas, residents of Wildcat Ranch enjoy the city’s small-town charm while also taking full advantage of everything Dallas has to offer. This master-planned community’s prime location just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining.
With new homes priced from the high $200’s, the Model Row is open daily for tours, featuring three Award-Winning Home Builders – Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. For more information, feel free to request our brochure and get a firsthand look at how your life would look at Wildcat Ranch. You can also visit us at WildcatRanchTexas.com or contact our office at 972.387.9038.
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