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 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. Operating hours are 1-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Day passes are $3 for residents and $4 for visitors. Residents can also purchase a $48 punch-pass that allows up to 20 visits. The non-resident pass is $64.
Aqua Fit classes begin June 7, 2021, and are 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Tuesdays. The classes feature low-impact water workouts.
Class passes can be purchased on the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation website. Pass prices vary.
In addition to the views, a diving board and waterslide add to the fun.
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 children 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 Bertram pool, located at 601 W. Vaughn St., is open 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily passes are $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. The pool opens on June 8, 2021.
Operating hours are 1-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Lap swimming is available from noon to 1 p.m.Water aerobics will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Daily admission is $3 per person. No season passes this summer.
The Matt and Doraliza Raglin Splash Pad offers visitors even more fun. Operating from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., the splash pad is located in Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive.
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 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week and will operate until Labor Day weekend.
Restroom facilities, a playground, and picnic tables located by the splash pad offer visitors everything they need for a whole day of summer fun.
(Editor's Note: Hours and dates are for 2021. Check links for up-to-date information.)
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