It comes as no surprise that a summer favorite for most people is spending a day at the waterpark. With the blistering heat and hot temperatures, who doesn’t want to take a dip in a pool or float along a lazy river? The initial cool blast of water from diving into a pool is the best way to remedy the heat waves of the sun. With two waterparks in Bell County, families can spend the day out on the water and make the perfect summer memories.
Lions Junction Family Water Park is a local favorite in Temple. This water park has several amenities for all ages. This includes a lazy river, a pool with attached diving board, and an aqua climb wall. There is also a lounge area where you can dry off and work on getting that golden, summer tan. There are also two three-story water slides to race down. The thrill-seekers in your family will love to take a turn riding down these giant slides into a pit of ice cold water.
For the little ones, the water park also has a splash pad and splash zone. These splash zones have fountains and misting spray systems that provide the young children with a fun, safe water experience. The little ones can splash around to their hearts' content in this little play area. And, for anyone who has worked up an appetite after a full day of swimming, Lions Junction also has an on-site snack and concession stand where you can buy ice cream and drinks. Swimming all day can take a lot of energy. The on-site concession stand is stocked with poolside ice cream treats for your enjoyment when you're ready for a break from the water.
Another great waterpark in the area is Summer Fun Water Park. Located just a few minutes away in Belton, this water park will be a hit with the whole family. One of the main attractions here is a 900 ft. water slide. With twists and turns, this slide gives you amusement park vibes in a local package. There are three water slides at this park. Tubes are available to rent for free.
For the adults in town, Summer Fun hosts Adult Night events throughout the summer where people aged 21+ can come to the park from 8 pm to 12 am. The water park allows guests to bring their own beverages and enjoy the park and all its amenities. Float the lazy river with a cold drink in hand and a classic summer soundtrack. These event nights cost $20 to get in and are sure to be a fun experience you won’t forget! Along with Adult Night, the park also hosts several Family Night events throughout the summer months. Tickets for this event start at $8. These events take place from 7 pm. to 10 p.m. and provide the family with a night of music, swimming, and fun!
National Waterpark Day was made for splashing around in the pool, riding a tube through the lazy river, and seeking out some thrills with large water slides. Thanks to Lions Junction and Summer Fun, anyone visiting Temple will have plenty of options when seeking out these water attractions. What are you waiting for? Take a dip in the pool this Waterpark Day!