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 Falls Waterpark

Hawaiian Falls is a summer staple with multiple 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 Christmas in July and Bow-Wow Luau.

Hawaiian Falls Family Fun

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.

Lewisville Lake

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 trail, and spaces for tent camping.  The park is also home to many special events including The Colony Drive-In, Family Fright Night, Liberty By The Lake, and multiple 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 out of the marina and provides paddleboarding and wake surfing instructional classes on Lewisville Lake. Already an expert? Paddleboards and kayaks rentals are available. Don’t forget to grab a bite on the patio of Rockin’ S Bar & Grill, when 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.

Kayaking

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 has to offer. The city-owned 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.

The Colony Aquatic Park

LISD Eastside Aquatics Center

Fulfill your dreams to become 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, special event rentals, and summer swim lessons.

LISD Eastside Aquatic Center

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