Cannon Parkway Splash Pad and Hey Sugar- Roanoke, Texas


Cannon Parkway Park Splash Pad (6:00 am-7:00 pm)

Hey Sugar Candy Store (11:00 am – 9:00 pm)


Cannon Park: 750 Cannon Pkwy, Roanoke, TX 76262

Hey Sugar: 111 S Oak St, Roanoke, TX 76262


Park: Free!

Hey Sugar: retail

One Monday morning, my kids and I decided to meet their cousins for a little adventure with water and candy in Roanoke, Texas. We were not disappointed!

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Located north of Fort Worth off of 377, Cannon Park was our first stop. This cozy little park is tucked back in a lovely area of Roanoke. Tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a skate park, walking path (0.34 mile), and a large open area for play make for a great park.  But the best parts for my young kids were the playground and splash pad!

The playground equipment is the perfect size for younger kids. I actually got to sit back and watch my kids play without worry! The playground equipment is not covered, so I recommend an early morning visit to beat the summer heat.


When we arrived at 9:00am, there were no other people in sight. The girls were able to be the first to turn on the splash pad! Although not enormous, there were still plenty of water features to play with when the crowd started to pick up.

We played until 10:45am and then ate lunch at the picnic tables under the covered pavilion. After the kids dried off a bit on the playground, we packed up and headed a few minutes down the road to the cutest candy shop around, Hey Sugar. Located in Roanoke, the Unique Dining Capital of Texas, Hey Sugar is within walking distance of many delicious lunch/dinner spots if you don’t pack a lunch for the park.

This lovely little candy shop has all kinds of delicious treats! Be sure to check out the hundreds of candy choices, yummy ice creams, nostalgic candy, old-fashioned sodas, root beer and chocolate creations. There is definitely something here for everyone!


And, if you are feeling extra love for this sweet shop, check out their party options. The cute gazebo looks like a great place for a tasty partyTalk about a sweet ending to our morning!

Your Out and About Friend,


The Gist

Time and day we visited?

Cannon Park: Monday, 9:00am

Hey Sugar: Monday 11:00am

Level of crowds? Low to Medium, both locations


Park: No

Hey Sugar: Yes

Food Options?

Cannon Park: Packed lunch and snacks to eat in covered pavilion

Hey Sugar: Lots of candy! Chairs outside to sit and enjoy your treats.

Recommended age? All

Stroller friendly? Yes




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