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 NatatoriumDon Rodenbaugh Natatorium
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.