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As temperatures rise in Austin, finding the nearest scoop of ice cream, a frozen cocktail or a body of water becomes more than necessary. But for all-day relief, there's little that beats a water park. Though you may have to drive a bit to get to these water parks near Austin, plummeting down a water slide or floating down a lazy river makes the trip worth it. The next time you're looking for things to do during a heat wave in the city, check out our favorite water parks—just be sure to bring the sunscreen.