Ah, summer — the magical time of year when Texas turns itself into a giant toaster oven and every living thing scatter in search of shade, water, and/or air conditioning. Fortunately for Abilenians and folks in the Big Country, there are plenty of pools and splash pads around to keep it cool.

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Curious about how many swim days you have left in Abilene and the Big Country area? Looking to get the kids out for one last splash or still need to work on your tan? Keep on reading to see when your favorite Abilene pools and splash pads close for the year.

Adventure Cove

Oscar Rose Park — 2742 S 9th St, Abilene, TX 79605

Adventure Cove at Oscar Rose Park will close Saturday, September 4, right before the Labor Day weekend. Admission is $7 for adults 18+, $6 for kids over 48 in., $4 for kids under 48 in., and free for kids under 2 years of age.

Abilene Parks and Recreation Splash Pads

All five of Abilene Parks and Recreation splash pads will remain open through August and September, weather permitting, and close in October. Splash pads are free to enjoy.

Nelson Splash Pad — 2742 S 9th St, Abilene, TX 79601

Redbud Splash Pad — E.S. 11th and loop 322, Abilene, TX 79602

Scarborough Splash Pad — 5402 Hartford St, Abilene, TX 79605

Sears Splash Pad — 2250 Ambler Ave., Abilene, TX 79603

Stevenson Splash Pad — 441 E N 7th St, Abilene, TX 79601

Abilene State Park Pool

Abilene State Park — Park Rd 32, Tuscola, TX 79562

The swimming pool at Abilene State Park will be open until Sunday, August 15. Admission is $2 for 13+ years of age and $1 for those 12 and under. Visitors must purchase both a day pass and a pool ticket to access the pool. Pool tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Abilene Swim Club

302 Ruidosa Ave, Abilene, TX 79605

The Abilene Swim Club will close Tuesday, September 7. This is a private swim club with yearly dues of $250 or a one-time joining fee of $150.

Wylie Swim Club

7317 Beck Ave., Abilene, TX 79606

The Wylie Swim Club will close at 8:00 PM on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day). This is a private swim club with yearly dues of $425 for new members.

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