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Kid-Friendly Pools in Dallas

The summer months are officially here, and so is the heat. For many Dallasites, taking a dip in the nearest swimming hole is the best respite from the oppressive temperatures.

Evans Park in Plano

There are two slides, monkey bars, six swings (including two for babies) and a built-in tic-tac-toe board and alphabet wall. The play set, however, does look old, showing signs of wear and tear with faded paint and rusted spots.

Shoshoni Park in Plano

In addition to the large play area, the play set has a built in kaleidoscope, climbing wall, monkey bars, a steering wheel, train window and bell, chain link ladder, and more.

Creekside Park in Fairview

There are four slides, including a double racing slide and a twisty slide, a built-in pirate toy and an animal toy, a crawl-through tunnel, climbing bars, four swings and a telescope to survey the park.

Newby Park in Fort Worth

This playground covers all your basics for a modest neighborhood park. It has four swings (including two baby swings), six slides, two spring riders, a mini rock climbing wall and a couple game panels.

Allenwood Park in Allen

Allenwood Park is the perfect combination of fun and learning. The brightly colored playground has many built-in signs to teach kids letters, numbers, music and mazes.

A. R. Schell Park in Plano

One play area has two regular swings and two baby swings, a balance beam, five slides, a climbing net and two sets of monkey bars. The other playset has four slides and several child bouncy toys.

Les Lacs Park in Addison

In addition to two play structures for tots and big kids, this playground has swings for two age groups, spring riders, a music play station, monkey bars, a braille educational panel and lots of climbing and sliding apparatuses.

Stoney Hollow Park in Plano

There are four slides on the older kid play set and three on the baby play set. The bigger play area has toys and games build into the play structure in addition to a balance game and climbing bars right next to the play set.