Cool off at a splash pad, or swim in a pool or spring in Walton County

June 20, 2020

One way to cool off on a hot summer day is to head over to one of Walton County’s splash pads, Morrison Springs, or two of Walton’s community pools. Most all the parks also offer a playground area. All have restroom facilities and some offer picnic areas to enjoy a full day of fun.

All parks are open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk and the splash pads open weather permitting, except Freeport Community Pool which is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day but Wednesday.

Freeport City Community Pool

112 SR 20, Freeport 32439 ::MAP::

The Freeport City Community Pool is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day but Wednesday and Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. weather permitting from June 1 – after Labor Day.

Swimming lessons and water aerobics are available. No food or drink can be brought into the pool area, however water, Gatorade, and popsicles are available for purchase. Pool noodles and infant floats are the only pool equipment permitted.  Cost is $4 adults, $2 children 15 and under.  Season passes and punch cargds are available.

Swimming lessons and water aerobics classes offered. Call (850) 307-3029 for more information.

Eagle Springs Pool

Eagle Springs pool is open 7 days a week.

Eagle Springs Golf Course and Recreational Center is a 190 acre site located of US Hwy 90 in DeFuniak Springs. The Club currently offers an 18-hole golf course, public swimming pool and clubhouse. Future expansion will include fishing docks, walking trails, basketball courts, tennis courts and much more.

Cost for pool use is $5/4 hours and is open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 days a week. Eagle Springs is located at 171 Country Club Lane, DeFuniak Springs, FL. ::MAP::

Morrison Springs Park

Swim, snorkel, dive or paddle at Morrison Springs. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce De Leon :: MAP::

The 161-acre park is well known in the area, and popular with divers and nature enthusiasts across the south. Cypress trees abound around the spring with their crisp, bright green needles defining the landscape. The spring provides an aqua color inviting everyone in for a dip.

The highlight of the park is a 250-foot diameter spring pool that produces an estimated 48 million gallons of crystal clear water each day and has been recorded to produce up to 70 million gallons a day. 575 linear ft. of boardwalks meander through the ancient cypress trees, and span into the springs to a diver’s launching area, with a 10×10 ft. 9,000 lb. floating concrete platform.

Restrooms, pavilion, grills, boat ramp, and picnic tables. For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

Splash pad parks north of the bay

Paxton Park splash pad. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Paxton Little League Park

21872 U.S. Highway 331 North, Paxton ::MAP::

Paxton Little League Park offers baseball fields, pavilions, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, splash pad, restrooms, and walking trail/path. For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

JC Alford Park at Gaskin

104 County Highway 181 E., DeFuniak Springs. ::MAP::

Playground, nature walk, full restroom, and splash pad. For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

Wee Care splash pad. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Wee Care Park

552 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs 32433 ::MAP::

Wee Care Park is a large recreation area offering baseball/softball fields, batting cages, basketball court, pavilions, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, tennis courts, volleyball courts, disc golf course, splash pad, and rest rooms.

For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

Douglass Crossroads Park

2046 Douglass Crossroads DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 ::MAP::

Playground, softball, basketball, and volleyball fields, picnic tables, pavilion, grills, restrooms. For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

Mossy Head splash pad. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Mossy Head Park

13200 U.S. Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs 32433 ::MAP::

Mossy Head Park is located behind the fire station on Hwy. 90. The park offers pavilions, picnic tables, playground equipment, splash pad, walking trail, and restrooms.

For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

 

Choctaw Beach Park

12481 State Highway 20 West, Freeport, FL 32439 ::MAP::

Boat/canoe launch, pavilions, boardwalk on the Bay, picnic tables, playground equipment, splas pad, restrooms.

For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

Splash pad parks south of the bay

Helen McCall park splash pad. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Helen McCall Park

325 Moll Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 ::MAP::

Baseball/softball fields, batting cages, football fields, soccer fields picnic tables, pavilion, playground equipment, restrooms.

For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.

Padgett Park

810 JD Miller Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 ::Map::

Multi purpose fields, grills, pavilions, picnic tables, playground equipment, restrooms, meeting hall available for rent. Fee is $75 and a $25 refundable cleaning deposit. Download facility rental form here.

For more information contact Walton County Parks and Recreation (850) 892-8108.