It’s officially H O T !! We’ve rounded up the best splash pads to keep you cool this summer…
We just love the Gateway Fountain, one of the most popular attractions at Discovery Green. Hours are Mondays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. You and the kiddos can also enjoy the art exhibitions, the misting tree, the playground, and the kayaks on Kinder Lake!
Another great local choice is the Water Play Park (free with Houston Zoo admission). This splash pad has 37 different water spouts. The Water Play Park is located near the Medical Center Entrance, not far from the Carousel. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It closes for the season Sept. 23.
One of the best parks inside the loop – you can enjoy outdoor concerts, games, an amazingly beautiful playground, and the water fountain which is a great way to cool off in this summer heat. They also recently opened two restaurants that are both delicious!
Ervan Chew Park is located in Houston’s Museum District and is a hidden gem for families who want a quiet atmosphere and a great splash pad for kids. There’s also a playground, a dog park, as well as picnic tables, and soccer and baseball fields.
The park has it all – a water playground, skate park, a 0.96-mile long walking trail, a community garden, picnic tables, soccer and baseball fields, a basketball pavilion, and a community center.
This colorful city park offers basketball courts, a playground, a spray area & picnic tables.
The sprayground at Jaycee Park is Houston’s ninth funded by H-E-B, the water facility’s timed spouts are surrounded by colorful, oversized butterflies and leaves in the paved surface, and there are benches around it for the enjoyment of parents who want to stay dry while watching their kiddos run wild. There are port-o-potties available as well.
The Emancipation Park spraygrounds were opened to the public in June 2018. There are three distinct sprayground areas. One is located inside the pool area and the two others are located in the park. All feature in-ground bubblers and directional sprays. The pool deck splashpad is open to the public only during pool hours.
Tranquil park in Eado with beautiful views, a rockin splashpad and soccer & baseball fields, paths & a playground.
If you want to take a little drive out of Houston:
A seasonal attraction in Baytown – this attraction is complete with waterslides, wave pools, kids’ play areas & a lazy river. Tickets range from individual to seasonal passes.
The Splash Pad at RiverPark is just behind the RiverPark neighborhood pool. Water fountains, dumping buckets and a misting rainbow are a few of the elements of this enjoyable park feature.
The Quillian Center is located on the Westchase Campus of the First Methodist Church. There are multiple pools designed for older and younger kids The daily admission rate for the pool area is $5 for Quillian Members and $8 for non-members.