Stay Cool This Summer at These Houston Area Splash Pads

 

girl plays in splash pad

Houston Moms presents this list of some great Houston area splash pads all around the city! Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have a favorite that I didn’t mention. We’d love to know!

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Houston Area Splash Pads

Inside the Loop

{Evelyn’s Park Conservancy} – Newly opened in June of 2022, Evelyn’s Park Splash N’ Play section of Phase 2 is “nestled on 5 acres of green space in Bellaire, Texas.” It offers several ground sprayers for cooling off after enjoying some play time on their unique playground complete with integrated climbing, sand and water play areas. Plenty of shaded and uncovered seating, Evelyn’s Park also offers its own cafe, wildflower hill and walking trails.

Located At: 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401

{Jaycee Park} – This park is a favorite for Heights and Garden Oak residents! The splash pad is equipped with timed spouts and over sized butterflies and leaves as well as benches for parents. Additional selling points are that it has easily accessible parking and plenty of shade trees. The adjacent playground is a great option if you have a child that isn’t in the mood for a spray zone, as well as 1/3-mile walking trail, basketball and tennis courts.

Located At: 1300 Seamist Drive, Houston, Texas 77008

{Levy Park} – This Houston area splash pad is great for children who don’t like surprises as the water sprays in more of a mist and a shower than a dumped bucket. The Children’s Park itself offers non-traditional play features such as a seven-foot-wide slide, hill slide, climbing sphere, lighted tunnels, dancing chimes and plenty of seating.

Located At: 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, Texas 77098

{Gateway Fountain at Discovery Green} – This splash pad is one of the most popular attractions in Discovery Green and, dare I say, the entire city during hot summer months. A fanciful fountain and “lively jets atop a gently sloping granite surface” make this the perfect place to cool off in the heart of Houston.

Located At: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, Texas 77010

{Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park at Houston Zoo} – Free with your Houston Zoo admission, this 13,500 square foot “hot weather oasis includes a friendly and colorful sea serpent, a tall ‘fill and spill’ water tree, and a variety of ‘water weavers’, fountains, jets and misters.” The perfect place to cool off after a ride on the carousel or a tumble with the goats in the Children’s Zoo. *Note: Closed for maintenance until summer 2023*

Located At: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030

West Houston

{McClendon Park}- This park a hidden gem because it’s great but easy to miss!  It boasts a splash pad, two playgrounds and a picnic area! There’s also a deck/wetland area to explore.  If you’re in the West Houston area this is a great place for your little ones to cool off and get their wiggles out!

Located at: 3770 Summit Valley Dr., Houston, TX 77082

{Nottingham Park} – Located in the Memorial area, Nottingham Park  has not only a large splash pad, but a park, a playground, restrooms, and a running path.  There is also plenty of parking, which is always a plus in Houston.  The splash pad features in-ground shooting water spouts, a non slip floor, dumping buckets as well as fun insect features and a covered sitting area nearby.  Definitely geared towards the younger crowd, this splashpad is also fully fenced, so you can relax and allow your tots to run wild and free!

Located At: 14205 Kimberley Lane, Houston, Texas 77079

Sugar Land

{River Park Splash Pad} – This bright and colorful splash pad located next to the River Park Recreation Center is equipped with giant fountains, dumping buckets, and a misting rainbow.  One thing to note is there are no restrooms on site.  The splash pad is open from sunrise to sunset April 15 – October 15, but is closed for maintenance every Tuesday until noon.

Located At: 5875 Summit Creek, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

{Smart Financial Centre} – The Splash Pad at the Plaza features a zero-depth water play area with fountains that shoot from the ground at random intervals.  The element of surprise makes these fountains fun for even the tiniest tots.  When there are no events scheduled for the evening, the feature transforms into a water show after 4:00pm.

Located At: 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479

{Constellation Field} – If you’re planning a family day to watch the Sugar Land Space Cowboys play ball, be sure to pack swim suits or an extra change of clothes! With your ticket, your kids will have access to Bayway Cadillac Southwest Kiddie Corral, where they can splash and play at the Western and space themed splash pad and playground.

Located At: 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Missouri City

{Hunters Glen Park} – Cool off at Fort Bend County’s first public splashpad, open the Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day. Enjoy showers, sprinklers, geysers and even a movable sprayer! When you’re ready to dry off, Hunters Glen Park offers a walking/jogging trail, covered pavilion, and even a covered playground.

Located at: 1340 Independence Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77489

kids in splash padThe Woodlands

{Waterway Square Park} – This splash pad is situated in a perfect spot to please both the little ones and parents. Featuring ground-level spray fountains and colorful lights at night, it’s also situated among several restaurants. During the summer Waterway Nights features live music and strolling entertainers.

Located At: 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 77380

{Timarron Park} – When I reached out to my Houston community for splash pad recommendations, this was by far the most popular option in the Woodlands, and for good reason! Open from 8am – 8pm March 1 – 31, Timarron Park splashpad boasts eye-appealing sprayers and showers resembling blown glass flowers, as well as some kind of floor and a cute little frog tunnel. The rest of the park is not to be missed as well, with playground equipment for both older and younger children, basketball and tennis courts, bbq pits, covered pavilions, picnic tables and restrooms!

Located At: 550 North Green Print Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77375

{May Valley Park & Sprayground} – The splashpad at May Valley has everything you could ask for – ground sprayers, a giant spraying bucket and a dumping bucket! Located in a shaded park alongside pavilions, playground equipment and plenty of room for gathering, May Valley is a great option for a hot day.

Located At: 11598 May Valley Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77354

{Sawmill Park Sprayground}  This fun little slash pad offers sprays of water from up above and down below, delighting and surprising all who come to enjoy. As part of the Sawmill Pool, the sprayground is open 8am – 8pm when the pool is closed and 10am – 8pm when the pool is open. Admission fees may apply.

Located At: 2200 Millpark Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Northwest

{Zube Park} –  Pronounced “Zoo-bee,” Zube Park is technically three parks in one – Zube Park, Zube Spray Park and a free steam train run by HALS (Houston Area Live Steamers). The spray park itself is large and enclosed. It turns on when you touch designated spots throughout, and features an assortment of sprayers and showers. With plenty of nearby covered and uncovered seating, this park also offers a full outdoor gym and two pavilions complete with huge BBQ grills, prep sinks, picnic tables and electricity.

Located At: 17701-17783 Becker Rd., Hockley, Texas 77447

{Cullen Park} This whimsical splash pad will have your little ones running under the misting flowers, playing beside the spouting whale, and enjoying the surprise in ground sprayers!  The park also has restrooms, pavilions and much more!

Located At:19008 Saums Houston, TX 77084

{Lents Family Park East}- Comprised of two parks, East and West, Lents Family Park provides a “large community with quality recreational space.” Located at Lents Family Park East, this colorful splash pad offers dumping buckets, misting arches and sprayers galore!  And if that’s not enough there is also a playground, pavilion, and restrooms for everyone’s comfort. Lents Family Park splash pad is open daily from June to August, 10am to 7pm.

Located At: 540 Cypress Station, Houston, TX 77090

{Aron Ledet Park}  Since 2005 Aron Ledet Park has provided this small but fun water playground for the community. With tall movable spraying structures and a cascading waterfall, you’re sure to find some relief from the hot summer sun. When you’re ready to dry off, enjoy a playground, basketball courts, running/walking trail, and lush forest areas.

Located At:: 6323 Antoine Drive, Houston, TX 77091

Pearland

{Centennial Park} – Loaded with spray hoops and in-ground water shooters, this splash pad is a favorite place to cool off for locals. Centennial Park also offers a unique and brightly colored playground nearby, when it’s time to take a break from the wet fun.  The splash pad hours of operation are 9:00am – 9:00pm, seasonally, April through October.

Located At: 3219 McLean Road, Pearland, Texas 77581

{Southdown Park} – Operated by The City of Pearland, the splash pad at Southdown Park has sprayers at varying heights, appealing to children of a wide age range. Stick around to catch some live music during Pearland’s Concerts in the Park music series!

Located At: 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland, Texas 77584

 child at splash pad

Friendswood

{Stevenson Park} – Newly renovated Stevenson Park offers a 3 section splash pad with several different spray options, including one large movable sprayer that bigger kids always get a kick out of. With covered seating and nearby restrooms, it’s no wonder why this splash pad is a local favorite. Add to that three playgrounds for a variety of ages and abilities, Friendswood Sesquicentennial Pool, four lighted tennis courts, three sand volleyball courts, and so much more, you can easily enjoy the better part of a day here.

Located At: 1100 S Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546

Southeast

{El Franco Lee} – This sports-themed splash pad, complete with sprayers and dumping buckets, is surrounded by a large green park, picnic areas, sports fields and a playground. Enjoy this fenced in splash pad, then take in some nature with bird watching, a butterfly garden and a nature trail.

Located At: 9400 Hall Road, Houston, Texas 77089

{Kemah Boardwalk} – There is so much fun to be had at the Kemah Boardwalk!  It’s fun for all ages and wonderful to have the option to  cool off in between amusement park rides, shopping, eating and live entertainment.

Located At :: 215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, Texas 77565

{Bay Area Park} I’ve mentioned before how much I love Bay Area Park, and they added a splash pad in the summer of 2021! A plethora of ground sprayers and showers in an enclosed spray ground area, adjacent to the big kid and toddler playgrounds and restrooms.

Located At:: 7500 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058

{Texas Avenue Park} This baseball themed splash pad has fun “home run” rings to run through, giant baseballs, shower sprays and a large dumping bucket. Plenty of seating along the edges covered by shade trees, there’s also lots of space in the grass for lounging or picnics. The playground is just a short walk away, with a large playground structure and small area for toddlers as well.

Located At: 17100 Texas Avenue, Webster, TX 77598

{Brookglen Splash Park} This large La Porte splash park is appropriately amphibian themed with bullfrogs, alligators and water monsters spraying from all angles. A small nearby playground provides entertainment for when it’s time to dry off.

Located At: 3324 Somerton, La Porte, TX 77571

girl and boy play one of the Houston Area splash pads

Seabrook

{Dolphin Lagoon at Clear Lake Park} – This park not only has a great view but it boasts sprayers, shooters, fountains and more. It also offers shade all around for the parents, which was quite welcome in the afternoon heat!  Playgrounds and restrooms are nearby, and there are enough activities at this park to fill an entire day.

Located At :: 5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, Texas 77586

{Monroe Field Splash Pad} Adjacent to another of my favorites, Brummerhop Park, Monroe Field Splash Pad offers sprayers, dumping buckets and showers galore. Several covered picnic tables provide plenty of comfortable seating, and restrooms are readily available.

Located At:: 2528 Repsdorph, Seabrook, TX 77586

Deer Park

{Dow Park Splash Pad} The signature feature of this Houston area splash pad is a must-see twelve foot tall replica of the San Jacinto Monument.  The splash zone also boasts surface bubblers, a cannon ball activator, animal features, and an interactive spinning bear spray.  There are bathrooms available and plenty of room to run around. This one is not to be missed!

Located at: 801 E P St, Deer Park, TX 77536

Galveston

{Wright Cuney Park} If you need a break from the beach for a bit, head to Wright Cuney Park’s splash pad complete with rings to run through, ground sprayers and overhead showers. Dry off on the playground, take a stroll on the walking trail, play a game of basketball on the basketball court, or enjoy a picnic in one of the many covered picnic shelters.

Located At: 718 41st St., Galveston, TX 77554

Did your favorite make the list?  Anything to add?


Please Note: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and various business details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other Houston Area splash pads, include them in the comments to continue the list too!


 

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Sean was born on a cattle ranch in Colorado and grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She moved to the Texas Hill Country with her parents and siblings after receiving her BA in Psychology from Ripon College in 2010. Starting in Kerrville, and eventually making her way to Fredericksburg, Sean spent the year after college dabbling in both social services and the service industry, never quite finding the right fit, but knowing her passion was in service. While living in Fredericksburg, she also met her future husband, Will, and they both eventually ended up in Austin and started dating a year later. While in Austin, Sean found a passion for the practice of yoga. After her initial 200-hour teacher training with Gioconda Parker, she started teaching in 2012, and less than a year later, it became her full time career. Sean has enjoyed teaching and training both domestically and internationally for almost a decade. Meanwhile, Sean and Will got married in May of 2015 and Will’s job moved them to the Clear Lake area of Houston a few months later. Weeks before their 4 year anniversary, they welcomed son Liam {April 2019}. Sean went from full time to part time yoga teacher and, after March 2020, has been teaching yoga exclusively on the online platform, Patreon. Sean and her family are excited to welcome a second baby boy in January 2022! You can follow her on Instagram @seanellenwatson for adorable family photos, yoga content, and things she thinks are funny.

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