July 28 is National Waterpark Day, which makes today the perfect opportunity to visit a fun and refreshing waterpark for a full day of family fun in the sun! Not that you need an excuse to visit one of DFW’s great waterparks during a hot Texas summer! Family Destinations Guide put together a list of DFW waterparks throughout the metroplex and we’re here to share our favorites with you!
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Just like it’s amusement park counterpart, Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor in Arlington is full of thrills for visitors of all ages. The waterpark features an abundance of mind-blowing slides and attractions including the adrenaline-inducing Black Hole and Dive Bomber, as well as an interactive water playhouse for little swimmers. If you’re not in the mood to swim, relax in a shaded cabana or visit the dive-in movies.
North Richland Hills’ NRH20 is full of family-friendly fun. The 17-acre water park features a massive wave pool, a 600-foot long lazy river and more than 22 water slides. It also has a kiddie swimming pool with a lively five-level water playground. As a plus, teens and adults may also play a game of volleyball on a white sandy beach.
Great Wolf Lodge
With its 80,000-square-foot indoor water park, Great Wolf Lodge guarantees a world of fun to everyone. And, trust me, Great Wolf Lodge has no shortage of water attractions. Aside from its seven refreshing pools, the water park also has a treehouse with interactive features and 12 exciting water slides. There’s also an outdoor water park, Racoon Lagoon.
Not all DFW’s best waterparks are man-made. Enter Burger’s Lake. This spring-fed Fort Worth waterpark, established in the 1950s, is a blast with its sandy beaches. The retro watering hole features a swinging 20-foot trapeze, a waterslide and a lineup of diving boards. The waterpark also has activities and amenities like concessions stands and volleyball and tennis courts.