5 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer in The Colony

Dive in, splash around and beat the summer heat in The Colony! Check out the following unique aquatic activities sure to thrill the whole family.

Hawaiian Waters Waterpark

Hawaiian Waters is a summer staple with exhilarating water slides, family wave pool, lazy river and attractions for all ages. Older children love the 65-foot-high Waikiki Wipeout body slide, fast-moving Whirlwind 360 and Hawaiian Halfpipe. Parents appreciate the waterpark’s clean and safe environment with picnic tables, restaurants and private cabana rentals. Don’t forget to check out their one-of-a-kind special events such as Dive-In Movie Night and Bow-Wow Luau. Parking is always free and a cooler ticket is available permitting outside food and drinks.

Lewisville Lake

The Colony boasts over 23 miles of shoreline along Lewisville Lake, the official “Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas”. Fishing, boating, wakeboarding and even stand-up paddle boarding are popular activities on the water. Lewisville Lake is also known for being a summer party hotspot with areas designated to tie up the boat, crank up the music and hang out.

Lakeside Parks

The Colony has two convenient parks where you can launch your boat, cast a line or relax near the water.

Stewart Creek Park is perfect for a day at the lake, with features such as horseshoe pits, beach volleyball, hiking trails, kayak rentals, dedicated fishing pier and tent camping spaces.  The park is also home to many special events including Family Fright Fest and 5K races.

Hidden Cove Park and Marina offers a variety of services from watercraft rentals at Sam’s Dock to water fitness classes. DFW Surf operates within the park and provides paddleboard and wake surfing instructional classes. Already an expert? Paddleboards and kayaks rentals are available. Don’t forget to grab a bite on the patio of Rockin’ S Bar & Grill, where you can find live music on the weekends.

Top Tip: Plan an overnight trip to Lewisville Lake by renting a climate-controlled cabin or bunkhouse at Hidden Cove. It is the perfect weekend getaway, regardless of where you call home.

The Colony Aquatic Park

Even though the indoor pool is open year-round, summer is the best time to take advantage of everything The Colony Aquatic Park offers. The municipal facility is perfect for family members of any age. Children and teens enjoy the Outdoor Leisure Lagoon and shade-covered Wading Pool. Parents love the Indoor Pool where children and adults can swim laps, take lessons or participate in exercise classes. The Aquatic Park even offers an interactive Splash Zone for preschoolers.

LISD Eastside Aquatics Center

Fulfill your dreams of becoming an expert swimmer in this Olympic-size facility. The LISD Eastside Aquatic Center is home to annual triathlons such as Take on the Heat and Luck of the Irish. The facility is also available for lap swimming, unique event rentals and summer swim lessons

Kids Colony Splash Park & Outdoor Fitness

The splash pad at Kids Colony Splash Park & Outdoor fitness is the perfect option for keeping the little ones cool while enjoying the large wooden playground. The free park features plenty of seating and is conveniently located within walking distance of The Colony Recreation Center, an outdoor basketball court and Wheel Zone Skate Park.

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