The Frisco Athletic Center spraypark was redone in 2015, and it’s amazing! The boys and I checked it out and they had so much fun I had to make them stop long enough to eat a snack (I knew they were starving but they wouldn’t stop!), and drag them away when it was time to go. You need to check this place out!!
There are six parts to the spraypark: a pool, a lazy river, The Lagoon spray area, The Fort spray area, large water slides (The Green Gusher and The Pipeline) and the giant Preston Plunge water slide. This spray park has something for kids of all ages and adults will love it too!
The Fort is a large structure great for preschoolers to middle schoolers, containing several small water slides, spray guns, dumping buckets, climbing nets and more. There is even a water table-type area where you can move partitions to alter the water flow. My boys are (almost) 7 and 11 1/2 and they both declared this their favorite area.
This area is great for little kids. There is a giant water tower that dumps water (after two toots, so you can run away if you prefer), water guns between the playground area and the water tower, a gently water slide (the first one my timid 6 year old has wanted to go on) and a large shallow pool.
Although you might miss it with all the other exciting things at this spraypark, there is a pool! It’s big and connected to the lazy river.
The Lazy River
The lazy river doesn’t quiet circle the entire spraypark, but it comes close. It’s 3’6″ deep and there are several spots you can enter or exit. Most people float on inner tubes, but some are just moving along with it. I even saw one mom who I think was exercising as she went along with her kids. Go mom! You need to be at least 7 years old to ride alone in the river (kids under 7 wear a wrist band).
The Green Gusher & The Pipeline
For kids (and adults) who crave a little excitement these two water slides will do nicely. They are much bigger than the slides at The Fort but not the biggest slides at the park. You need to be at least 48″ tall to ride.
To say this is a giant water slide feels like an understatement. My 11 1/2 year old went on it. He said the first time was a bit scary as it’s dark and you don’t really know when it’s going to get light again, but it only bothered him the first time. If you’ve got a thrill seeker in your family they will love this. There are four lanes, and you ride on a mat with handles. You need to be at least 42″ tall to ride.
The Other Details
There are two sets of bathrooms at the spraypark – one against the athletic center building and another in the new area. I checked out the new bathrooms. The women’s bathroom was clean and had a changing station. There are no showers in these bathrooms, but there are showers outside. There is also a family bathroom (yeah!).
There is a snack bar with the usual assortment of treats and drinks. The healthiest thing there was a package of salted peanuts, so if healthy eating is important to you bring your own. There were plenty of people with coolers (NO GLASS) and a pair of water fountains near the entrance. There are plenty of picnic tables, most with shades or umbrellas.
There are places to sit all over the spraygrounds, and most areas have large umbrellas. The lifeguards are everywhere, and they are not afraid to speak up and tell kids to stop doing something unsafe. The guards along the lazy river are on lifeguard chairs and have cheerleader-type megaphones, which is great as it can get loud (think ocean waves) there. There are lots of life jackets around. There is also a first aid station.
There are lockers outside (thank goodness!) against the athletic center building.
You can pay for a day pass or purchase an annual pass. You don’t have to be a Frisco resident, but they do get a discount on membership rates. You can hold a birthday party there.
Frisco Water Park
Frisco Athletic Center
5828 Nancy Jane Lane
Frisco, TX 75035
2016 day rates: $6 ages 2-17, $8 adults