If the winter has you dreaming of summer fun at the pool, you can still have a splashing good time at these Dallas-area indoor aquatic centers

While we all know Texas has no shortage of sunshine and heat, the Lone Star State still gets chilly enough to close down outdoor pools for several months during the winter. But if your kids are anything like mine, they are aching for their cherished pool days even when it’s cold outside. Yes, Texas has beautiful winter weather where you will want to head outdoors for a kid-friendly hike or to explore a nature preserve. Yet when your kids are ready for a splash of summer-like entertainment without the hefty price of a huge water park, you have 20 different affordable indoor pool options throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

The Best Indoor Pools in Dallas

1. Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

best indoor pools in Dallas
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

The Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium located in Allen, TX is complete with a lazy river, a water slide for the big kids, and a play structure for the little ones.

110 E Rivercrest Blvd.
Allen, TX
Online: cityofallen.org

2. Apex Centre

The Apex Centre in McKinney, TX has an open flume slide and a river channel, plus a zero-depth entry area with a play structure for the youngsters.

3003 Alma Rd.
McKinney, TX
Online: mckinneytexas.org

3. The REC Aquatic Center

The REC Aquatic Center in Grapevine, TX features multiple slides, a current channel, hot tub, floatables, and a state-of-the-art play structure.

1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, TX
Online: gograpevine.com

4. The Cove at The Lakefront

The Cove at The Lakefront in Little Elm, TX has activities for all age ranges, including a FlowRider® Double Surf Machine to a zero-depth splash ground.

417 Lakefront Dr.
Little Elm, TX
Online: thecoveatthelakefront.com

5. The Colony Aquatic Park

The Colony Aquatic Park in The Colony, TX is a heated indoor pool that you can reserve for a private party.

5580 N Colony Blvd.
The Colony, TX
Online: thecolonytx.gov/

6. Lewisville Thrive

Lewisville Thrive in Lewisville, TX is an indoor aquatic center with a lap pool, leisure pool, lazy river, play features, and two different three-story tall slides.

1950 S Valley Pkwy.
Lewisville, TX
Online: lewisvillethrive.com

7. Flower Mound Community Activity Center

The Flower Mound Community Activity Center in Flower Mound, TX has an aquatic facility that contains a diving board, slide, splash pad, basketball hoop, and two AquaClimb climbing walls.

1200 Gerault Rd.
Flower Mound, TX
Online: flower-mound.com

8. The Margaret Young Natatorium

The Margaret Young Natatorium in Farmers Branch, TX is a year-round aquatic center with a lap pool and therapy pool.

14032 Heartside Pl.
Farmers Branch, TX
Online: tx-farmersbranchaquatic.civicplus.com

9. NRH Centre Aquatics

NRH Centre Aquatics in North Richland Hills, TX features a 17-foot enclosed body slide, toddler slide, interactive spray features, heated whirlpool, and rock climbing wall.

6000 Hawk Ave.
North Richland Hills, TX
Online: nrhcentre.com

a mom and baby swim at an indoor swimming pool

10. Denton Natatorium

The Denton Natatorium in Denton, TX is an indoor aquatic center with both competition and leisure pools where you can purchase party packages.

2400 Long Rd.
Denton, TX
Online: cityofdenton.com

11. Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center

The Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center in Plano, TX has an indoor pool with a large slide for swimmers at least 48” tall and a kiddie area for tiny kiddos.

5801 W Parker Rd.
Plano, TX
Online: plano.gov

12. Plano Aquatic Center

The Plano Aquatic Center in Plano, TX is an indoor 25-yard lap pool with a play area.

2301 Westside Dr.
Plano, TX
Online: plano.gov

13. Oak Point Recreation Center

The Oak Point Recreation Center in Plano, TX has an array of amenities like an indoor track, basketball gym, racquetball courts, and an indoor pool.

6000 Jupiter Rd.
Plano, TX
Online: plano.gov

14. Euless Family Life Center Natatorium

The Euless Family Life Center Natatorium in Euless, TX is a facility with a slide, splash area, lap lanes, and a resistance river.

300 W Midway Dr.
Euless, TX
Online: eulesstx.gov

15. Frisco Indoor Aquatic Center

The Frisco Indoor Aquatic Center at the Frisco Athletic Center in Frisco, TX includes lap lanes, a large free-standing water slide known as “Big Blue,” and an activity area with a play structure, two small slides, and interactive spray features.

5828 Nancy Jane Ln.
Frisco, TX
Online: friscotexas.gov

16. Hugh Smith Indoor Pool

The Hugh Smith Indoor Pool at the Hugh Smith Recreation Center in Arlington, TX is a heated 86-degree pool with five lap lanes that run 25 yards in length.

1815 New York Ave.
Arlington, TX
Online: arlingtontx.gov

17. The Keller Pointe

The Keller Pointe indoor pool in Keller, TX showcases a water slide, kid pool play area, lap lanes, and a vortex with a lazy river.

405 Rufe Snow Dr.
Keller, TX
Online: thekellerpointe.com

18. The Waterpark at The Villages

The Waterpark at The Villages in Flint, TX is a water park with tube slides, body slides, kid slides, playscape, rope bridges, lazy river, and wave pool.

18270 Singing Wood Ln.
Flint, TX
Online: holidayinnclub.com

a girl swims with a pool noodle at an indoor swimming pool

19. Kirby Creek Natatorium

The Kirby Creek Natatorium in Grand Prairie, TX is a heated indoor pool with six lap lanes.

3201 Corn Valley Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX
Online: grandfungp.com

20. North Lake Natatorium

The North Lake Natatorium in Irving, TX is a 50-meter indoor swimming facility open year-round.

5001 N MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX
Online: cityofirving.org

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