Water Activities in Middle Tennessee

What better way to beat the Tennessee heat than spending a little time sitting pool-side?


In Middle Tennessee, the summer heat can last from late spring well into the fall season. So it’s helpful to have a list of go-to water activities to choose from. From spending days at the lake to stopping by the nearest splash pad, Middle Tennessee offers water activities of all kinds. For those looking for refreshing water fun, here is our list of go-to water parks and activities in Middle Tennessee:

Water Parks in Nashville

The most well-known water park in Middle Tennessee is Nashville Shores. It’s located just off of Percy Priest Lake in the Hermitage area and features multiple water activities. A wave pool, a lazy river, eight water slides, a beach area, and a treehouse playground are available on-site.


Wave Country is also located in Nashville, Tennessee. This park includes swimming pools, water flumes, water slides, and a kiddie pool. While it offers fewer features than Nashville Shores, Wave Country is still a great place to cool down with the family. 


In addition to these larger parks, Nashville offers a few water activities geared toward kids. Watkins Sprayground, Kirkpatrick Sprayground, and Cumberland Park give the kids some options for splashing in the summer sun. Although, we should note that Cumberland Park Sprayground will remain closed for the 2021 season.

Water Activities in Franklin and Brentwood

In the Williamson County area, both Franklin and Brentwood offer exciting water activities for kids. The Franklin outdoor pool, for example, provides in-water play equipment for the younger ones. And the Franklin Splash Park area features slides, spraying equipment, and a large tipping bucket ready to drench anyone down below. Meanwhile, the Brentwood Splash Park is a water-filled playground, complete with enclosed slides and spraying equipment. But if these two water activities don’t quite quench the pool activity craving, Williamson County communities offer other community pools

Water Activities in Murfreesboro

While the city of Murfreesboro doesn’t have an official water park, its water activities are worth the trip. Patterson Park Community Center, for example, offers a large indoor pool suitable for all ages. Its zero-depth entry makes it a convenient option for little ones. That portion of the pool then reaches a depth of just two feet, which is perfect for elementary-aged kids. That section of the pool features a play area and a small slide. Then, the other side of the pool offers a large water slide where riders can splash into four feet of water. The Patterson Park indoor water area also features a four-lane lap area for more advanced swimmers. 


Over at Sports*Com, swimmers can enjoy either an outdoor or indoor pool. The outdoor swimming area, known as Boro Beach, features a few slides, a large pool, and interactive water fun for kids. The outdoor portion has been under repair during the 2021 season, but they are hoping to open soon. 


For a less immersive water experience, kids can enjoy the fountain area at The Fountains at Gateway. This exciting splash pad is right next to The Soda Bar ice cream shop. Families can grab a sweet treat and then let the kids expel that extra energy by enjoying the fountains. As a bonus, The Fountains at Gateway also offers a green space with cornhole boards near the water area. And they occasionally offer free outdoor movies, which makes a wonderful ending to a fun-filled day of water activities.

Water Activities in Smyrna

Smyrna, Tennessee features two great family water activities. Gregory Mill Park provides a free splash pad for kids. Surrounded by mature trees and greenery, this gated splash pad is a great location to cool off in the heat of the day. This area also features a walking trail and pavilions, providing space for quality time and a family picnic. Then, less than five miles away, the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center offers more family water fun. The pool area, known as Splashtown, features an outdoor pool, water slides, a mini lazy river, and a kids splash area. 

Middle Tennessee

All of the above locations are enjoyable water activities for the whole family. But these aren’t the only places offering water fun in Middle Tennessee. The greater Nashville area allows families to choose from water parks, lake activities, water fitness activities, etc. We live in such a thriving community that has something for everyone.


Holloway Home Group enjoys researching this market because it’s also our home. We love reviewing the local communities, looking for restaurants, coffee shops, and kid-friendly activities to recommend to our clients. Those who would love to learn more about Middle Tennessee can check out our blog page. And those who are interested in living in any of the great Middle Tennessee communities can also trust Holloway Home Group to assist with all things real estate. Do you have any questions about Middle Tennessee? Feel free to reach out—info@teamhhg.com.