10 Things to Know Before You Go to the New RockN’ River

Each summer my kids eagerly await the opening of Round Rock‘s best water park, RockN’ River.  Located inside Old Settlers Park, it is city-owned and run by the Round Rock Parks and Rec.  Along with the pools and splash pads, it’s another great amenity Round Rock has to offer. And last year, they added so much more to the park, making it a MUST DO for the Summer of 2017!
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10 Tips for Rock’N River Water Park 

1. What to wear: Please wear proper swim attire – and think of who will be there…children.  Bathing suits are required, and you are allowed to wear gym shorts or a t-shirt over the swimming suit.  Please also put your child in swim diapers if they need to be.

Tips for Rock'N River
2. What to Bring: You can bring a cooler filled with snacks, drinks and lunch. You can bring fast food bags in.  You can not bring glass containers or alcohol.  Coolers and bags may be searched before heading in.

3. No water wings: Don’t even bring your child’s water toys or floaties, you will be asked to return them to the car.  They do have life vests available to use while you are there.

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4. When to get here: Get there a little after 12 pm for no line to get in.  We got there at 12:15 and walked right in with no line, though we heard at noon, there was a line of 20-30 people. Also, getting here early guarantees you a spot in the shade.

Tips for Rock'N River

5. Where to sit: Depending on where your child will spend most of their time is where you should grab a seat.  My kids loved the big water playscape and there are some BIG shade umbrellas over in that area to sit under.  Honestly, there are places for shade all over the park and ton of seating is now available.

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 6. Concessions are available to buy.  If you don’t have time to grab snacks from home, candy bars, chips, ice cream, and drinks are available to purchase.  Also, there is a food truck court with funnel cakes & snow cones – make sure you bring cash!

Tips for Rock'N River

7. Tons of Great Supervision – One thing I was very impressed with is that there were a lot of lifeguards all over the park.  They were constantly scanning the water and keeping the kids from running.  That said, when it get crowded, help the lifeguards out by knowing where your kids are too.

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8. Wristbands & Swim Test – They operate on a wristband system with different colors representing the different slides you can do based on height. Get your kids’ wristbands when you first arrive. Also, in order for your children to enjoy the slide, jump, & rock wall in The Quarry area, they need to pass a swim test (2 unassisted short laps).  Have your kids do the swim test when you first arrive in the Quarry.

Tips for Rock'N River
9. Rent a Cabana – These cool cabanas with TVs are not available to rent now.  Each cabana can accommodate up to 10 guests. Amenities include two club chairs, two chaise lounges, one love seat, one side table, one TV and a service counter. The cost is $75 Monday – Thursday and $100 Friday-Sunday, Holidays.  You can also reserve a big umbrella or an octagon for a party. More details here.

10. Cash & Credit cards are accepted for admission. Bring cash for the snow cones!

Tips for Rock'N River

2017 Operating Schedule:
Memorial Day Weekend May 27, 28, 29 (noon to 6 p.m.)
June 2 through Aug. 20 (noon to 7 p.m.) Closed Wednesdays
Aug. 26, 27 and Sept. 2, 3, 4 (noon to 6 p.m.)

Park Admission Prices:
Daily Admission:
$8.00 Youth (17 years & under)
$10.00 Adults (18-49 years)
$8.00 Senior (50 years & over)
$5.00 Kids (2 years & under)

Twilight Admission (5pm to Close)
$4.00 Youth (17 years & under)
$5.00 Adults (18-49 years)
$4.00 Senior (50 years & over)
$2.50 (2 years & under)

Do you have any other tips to add to the list?  I’d love to hear them – please leave a comment below!

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3 thoughts on “10 Things to Know Before You Go to the New RockN’ River

  • June 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm
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    We can’t bring in kids puddle jumpers or life vests?

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    • June 1, 2017 at 11:11 am
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      Only lifeguard approved vests are allowed but they are provided at the front

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  • July 4, 2016 at 11:37 am
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    Ate they open on 4th of July

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