7 Fun Outdoor Activities To Try In Dallas In The Summer

Dallas Spraygrounds

Getting wet at Dallas’ spraygrounds is a popular pastime during the summer.

Dallas TX is a huge city with plenty to see and do. When summer comes and school finishes, families often flock to the streets and explore the city.

One of the best things about Dallas TX is that many of the local attractions are completely free, so if you haven’t got much money to spare there’s no need to worry.

These 7 fun outdoor activities will be sure to keep you busy if you’re at a loss for ideas.


Spraygrounds are miniature water parks located throughout the city and children absolutely love them. In total,there are 7 throughout Dallas TX and each one offer visitors something a little different. The 3 most popular spraygrounds are located in Campbell Green, Lake Highlands North and Ridgewood.

Movies in the Square

Throughout July every Friday evening the city shows free family-oriented movies in Frisco Square. This 26’ x 13’ inflatable movie theatre is certainly an interesting sight and the perfect way to enjoy the start of the weekend. Make sure you bring chairs and blankets as seating isn’t always available.

Texas Nature Challenge

The Texas Nature Challenge is an 11-week program that’s designed to get people out of the house. Throughout the duration of the event — which ends in August — participants must visit as many parks and nature trails as they can; scrapbook along the way; and complete a number of challenges.

Historic West End

The summer is a great time to visit the Historic West End and take in some of the local history. Here you can learn everything there is to know about the Dallas’ origins, which dates back to the early 1800’s. The Historic West End is also located very close to Dealey Plaza, which is the infamous site of the John F. Kennedy assassination.

Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmers Market isn’t just a place to buy fresh food; it also offers a variety of courses and workshops in cooking, some of which are completely free of charge. If you’ve got nothing to do on a warm summer day, there’s nothing like having a nice stroll and taking in the sights, sounds, and most importantly, the smells.

Public ArtWalk Dallas

The Public ArtWalk is a 3.3 mile walk located in the Dallas Arts District. It contains 30 notable sculptures from both local and international artists and is one of the most popular pastimes in the city. If you want to go on the Public ArtWalk, make sure you stop by the museum and pick up a map beforehand.

Fountain Place

Fountain Place is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas TX. With 360 fountain heads, various pools and 172 bubbler fountains, it truly is a remarkable structure.

When the heat begins the rise and you want to venture outdoors, these 7 summer activities in Dallas TX are certainly worth checking out.

For more information on Dallas TX and what the city has to offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Apartment Agents. If you’d like to recommend any other summertime activities for our readers, please leave a comment below.

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