The arrival of warmer, sunnier days means our super cool splash pads are open for the season!

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

Slip on your swimsuits and slather on the sunscreen — the City of College Station’s splash pads are open for the season!

The Fun for All Playground splash pad at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park is open daily from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. through Oct. 31. The covered, wheelchair-accessible pad has tipping buckets, a weeping water shower, and directional spray areas.

The W.A. Tarrow Park splash pad next to the Lincoln Recreation Center is open daily from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. through Aug. 31 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from Sept. 1-Oct. 31. It also has tipping buckets and directional spray areas.

Before you head out, look over our rules and remember – no lifeguards are on duty, so you must supervise your children.

Splash Pad Rules

  • The splash pad and playground area can’t be reserved.
  • Participants must conduct themselves courteously and respectfully.
  • Running and horseplay are prohibited.
  • Pets, food, glass objects, alcohol, smoking, vaping, and tobacco are strictly prohibited.
  • Please vacate the splash pad at the first sign of thunder or lightning.
  • Bathing, soap, detergent, and shampoo are strictly prohibited.
  • Don’t hang, climb, or swing on splash pad equipment.
  • Don’t dress or undress your children in the splash pad.
  • Water shoes are encouraged.
  • Polluting the splash pad – particularly urinating, discharging fecal matter, spitting, and nose blowing – is strictly prohibited.
  • Toys, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, bikes, scooters, and similar types of recreational equipment are prohibited.
  • The splash pad may close anytime due to weather, maintenance, or operational concerns.

Our splash pads are one-pass systems with no recirculation. That means the water that comes out goes down the drain. Our pads use the same high-quality water as our drinking fountains and your home faucet.

For more information, contact us at 979-764-3486 or

Watch the Weather

When our Earth Networks Lightning Alert System detects a strike within 10 miles, air horns sound with an uninterrupted 15-second blast, and a strobe light is activated. If you hear the horn or see the light, seek shelter immediately in an enclosed, grounded building, enclosed vehicle, or approved lightning shelter.

In addition, avoid open, exposed areas, metal fences, water, trees, elevated ground, overhead wires and power lines, pavilions, and shelters. When the system no longer detects a threat, and it’s safe to resume activities, three 5-second horn blasts will sound, and the strobe light will turn off.

About the Blogger

Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 17 years, the last nine as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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