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Cool off in Highland Lakes pools and splash pads

When Texas turns on the heat, the Highland Lakes turns on its splash pads and opens its pools. Try them all, pick your favorite, and keep your cool in Marble Falls, Burnet, Bertram, Llano, and Cottonwood Shores. Highland Lakes pools are open for summer.

Marble Falls

Marble Falls residents and visitors can relax by the pool and take in views of Lake Marble Falls at the Lakeside Park swimming pool, 305 Buena Vista Drive. It is open for summer 2022 from June 7-Aug. 28. Operating hours are 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Day passes are $3 for residents and $4 for non-residents ages 4 and older. Ages 3 and younger get in for free. Residents can also purchase a $48 punch-pass that allows up to 20 visits. The non-resident pass is $64.

In addition to the views, a diving board and waterslide add to the fun.

Visit the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department aquatics webpage for more.


Swimmers hoping to perfect their strokes or enjoy a leisurely swim can stop by the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, 1601 S. Water St. (U.S. 281 South) in Burnet, year-round. The facility offers a wide range of pool features in its two heated, indoor pools, including a diving board and an inflatable obstacle course called a Wibit.

Lap and recreational swimming is available at varying times throughout the week. Call the office at 512-756-6180 for specific hours.

The pool is closed from 1-3 p.m. every day but Saturday.

YMCA members have free access to facilities. Non-members can purchase day passes at $3 for ages 3-17 and $5 for ages 18 and older. Wibit use is available for an additional $2 fee. Children 3 and younger can swim for free.

A splash pad located just behind the YMCA is free and open every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The summer 2022 schedule for June 1-Aug. 17 can be found online.


The Bertram pool, located at 601 W. Vaughn St., is open 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily entrance is $2 for children and $2.50 for adults.

Season passes, which are $45 for children and $55 for adults, are also available.


Take a dip in the 50-foot-by-100-foot pool at Robinson City Park, located on RR 152 in Llano. Visit the Llano Parks and Recreation Department webpage for more information.

Take aim with one of the water guns at the Matt and Doraliza Raglin Splash Pad at Badu Park in Llano. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

The Matt and Doraliza Raglin Splash Pad offers visitors even more fun. It's located in Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. Visit the Llano Parks and Recreation Department webpage for more information.

Cottonwood Shores

Kids of all ages can splish and splash at the Cottonwood Shores Splash Pad, 4111 Cottonwood Drive. The pad is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week and will operate until the Sept. 12, 2022.

Restroom facilities, a playground, and picnic tables located by the splash pad offer visitors everything they need for a whole day of summer fun.

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