If you’re looking for a free splash park, the W.J. Thomas Splash Park in Carrollton is a great option. Lots of cold water, lots of shaded picnic tables, bathrooms and a playground too.
There are tall poles that dump and spray water, a small slide, 2 water cannons, an archway of spraying water, a small stream perfect for kids who just want to sit or lay in the water and a wave that provides a sheet of water.
The bathrooms (with water fountains and 2 beverage vending machines) and playground are nearby, and there is nothing harmful close by in case you have kids who sometimes run off. Bonus – the train tracks are not far, so you can see and hear the freight trains go by.