Wet ’n Wild House

Wild 2-story waterslide makes this the most fun backyard in Dallas

Wild waterslide makes this the most fun backyard in Dallas

Pool at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
What kid wouldn't want a backyard like this? Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Backyard at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
The waterslide starts on the second story, and a large deck is the perfect perch from which to watch the kiddos play. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Backyard at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Who needs a water park when you have one in your own backyard? Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Exterior of 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
The home at 6522 Park Ln. was built in 1955. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Dining room at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
The homeowners used bold colors throughout, starting with the dining room. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Kitchen at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
The kitchen has ample storage and a few updates, including granite countertops. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Bedroom at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
The bold color scheme extends to the bedrooms. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Living room at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Ample living area for a growing family. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Pool at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Backyard at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Backyard at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Exterior of 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Dining room at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Kitchen at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Bedroom at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas
Living room at 6522 Park Ln. in Dallas

If pleasing your children is a top priority in your home search, then check out 6522 Park Ln. in Preston Hollow. It boasts an epic, two-story waterslide in the backyard — which is bound to earn you more than a few brownie points with the kids.

Built in 1955, the home has nearly 3,500 square feet, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two living rooms — ample space for a growing family. A circle drive in the front offers plenty of parking space for friends who will inevitably come over to swim.

The interior reflects the same carefree spirit as the backyard, with bold colors throughout. This is not the most updated home on the block, but it feels comfortable — a house turned into a home by a loving family.

Speaking of loving your family, the owner certainly adored his boys; he had the waterslide installed in the 1980s, when his sons were teens. So how did he find it? He called the experts, at the Arlington water park Wet ’n Wild (now Hurricane Harbor), and they directed him to an affiliated park in Georgia.

If you’re worried about the age of the slide, don’t be. It’s as solid as a rock, according to the owner, welded tightly to the second story balcony and accessible by spiral stairs.

Although many kids have had oodles of fun on that waterslide over the years, the owner speculates that the adults may have enjoyed it more.

“The slide has turned a lot of adults into kids over the years,” he said. “Many, many kids have enjoyed it, but the adults have probably had more fun.”

So how much will all this fun cost you? The home is listed for $815,000, with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.