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Beat the Heat in Cedar Park

Four Places to Stay Cool in Cedar Park, Texas

Beat the Heat in Cedar Park

As the weather heats up, folks are looking for places to beat the heat around Cedar Park, Texas. We’ve found some of the hottest local watering holes to keep you cool this summer.

Veteran’s Memorial Park is kid-friendly fun. At 8,500 square feet, the sprawling water park features slides, a dump bucket, and a “O” depth beach area for the little ones. For more adept swimmers there are lanes for lap swimming and a dive board. If small children want to go down the big slide, they may have to do a swim test first!

Veteran’s Memorial is also dog friendly with a 5-acre dog park with pond! The highest ticket price an adult will pay to use the park is $5 – now that’s a reasonable way to stay cool!

Elizabeth Milburn Park is a park with green spaces and a climbing wall, but there’s also a pool! There’s plenty of sitting area around the pool to relax or dive right on in – with a life jacket if it suits you! There’s also a big slide for the more adventurous.

Prices are reasonable – $3 adults, $2 kids from 9-17, and $1 kids 4-8.

The pool doesn’t open until 1pm, so you’ll be able to jump right on in during the heat of the day!

Champion Park is another local park, but here you can also hunt for dinosaur bones and go fishing! To cool down kids can splash around in the splash pond or run through the sprinkler area.

And older crowd can check out Chuck’s Tubes – in fact no one under the age of five is allowed on this two-hour river run. Shuttles takes you to the entry point and from the exit point. For more mature tubers of legal drinking age, drinking and tubing is allowed – provided you do it in the river! You can rent a tube with an ice chest for $25. The river is dog-friendly so dogs can float too! Life jackets are recommended for children and those still getting their water legs.


Cedar Park Coffee

The Special Coffee Brewin’ in Cedar Park

Cedar Park Coffee

Coffee is an American staple. Over fifty percent of Americans drink a cup or more a day.

While more popular chains, like Starbucks, are a mainstay everywhere, Cedar Park has it’s own coffee shops a brewin’ in the neighborhood.

Roasters Coffee Café: For hot drinks you can soak up the house specialty, The Pour Over. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with a traditional mocha or a chocolate inspired espresso drink, like the Almond Joy. On hot days, stay cool with a smooth refreshing cold brew.

Roasters has more than coffee: You can fill up on baked goods, breakfast burritos and sandwiches. Sip your coffee as you kick back on one of their comfy couches or hide away in your own little nook.

Want to take some of this goodness home with you? Roasters Coffee sells its roast by the pound. Their Coffee for a Cause roast gives 50% of sales to Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company is a locally owned and owner operated coffee and beer house in Cedar Park, Texas. The company motto is, coffee, beer, good vibes. Looking for a place where you can perk up and also relax? Then you’re in the right place!

Coffee aficionados can enjoy a signature drip coffee, a handcrafted pour over, and traditional brews like an espresso or latte.

Red horn also offers locally sourced baked goods and other foods. Enjoy charcutherie, cheeses, salads, sandwiches and more. Our personal favorite is the gourmet grilled cheese. For sweets, we love the sweet and fluffy berry muffins.

There’s pub trivia every Tuesday nights at 7:30 and singers and songwriters often entertain the crowd. You can follow the Red Horn Facebook page for the latest beer releases and events.

So whether you’re looking to take your coffee on the run, or kick back and take in the local ambiance, Cedar Park has more than one brew house for you to choose.