While some may prefer to stay inside to keep cool this summer, visiting a splash pad, water park, or natural body of water with friends or family is a great way to beat the heat. If you are looking for alternatives to neighborhood pools, here are a few places in Georgetown that can be fun for anyone.
GAREY PARK SPLASH PAD
Garey Park, one of Georgetown’s many nature gems, boasts scenic hiking trails and ponds as well as family friendly amenities. A 7,000-square-foot splash pad is perfect for toddlers and kids to cool off after a nature walk. The 28 water features are motion controlled: water cannons, tunnels, spider spray, and a water mill. The splash pad is open now through October 31 from 8am to 7:30pm, weather permitting. The park is open April 1-September 30, 8am to 8pm, and October 1-March 31, 8am to 6pm. Admission to the park is $2 per resident, $4 for non-residents, and free for ages 3 and under, including all non-equestrian amenities. Visit 6450 RM 2243 in Georgetown.
RABBIT HILL SPLASH PAD
1109 Blue Ridge Drive, Teravista • FREE • 5am-10pm • 12 acres Trails, Playscape, Picnic tables
Restrooms, Splash Pad • Contains a 1/3 mile fitness loop with three strength training stations.
BLUE HOLE PARK
Blue Hole Park is a scenic lagoon bordered by limestone cliffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River surrounded by hiking trails and shaded picnic areas. When you are not fishing, swimming, or enjoying the view of the waterfalls and cliffs, you can relax in the shade while enjoying a burger cook-out. Access is free and open to the public 5am to 10pm every day and public restrooms are available. The entrance to the park is at Second and Rock streets behind the El Monumento restaurant.
GEORGETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER
1003 N Austin Avenue • 10am-8pm • Splash pool, $0-3 depending on age • picnic tables, covered, restrooms, free parking
SAN JOSE PARK
This fun little park is free every day and open 8am-9pm. Located at 1107 San Jose St, there is a splashpad on a timer, picnic tables, and a shaded playscape. Restrooms and street parking are available.