25 Splash Pads Around Houston

Check out these splash pads and spraygrounds across the greater Houston area.

There's no denying that when the first heat wave of summer hits Houston, it hits hard. And as every Houstonian knows, once it comes it's here for the long haul - sometimes well into "fall." This means it becomes crucial to find fun ways to keep the kids cool without locking them indoors. Luckily, there is no shortage of splash pads here, and we rounded up 25 splash pads and spray parks that span all of Houston and its surrounding communities.

Inner Loop

  • Gateway Fountains at Discovery Green
    Jet streams reach up to 14 feet at this Downtown Houston favorite. Infants and toddlers are required to wear swim diapers and water shoes are recommended. Public restrooms are available. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Ervan Chew Park Splash Pad
    Aside from the splash pad, the park offers numerous amenities kids will love. Guests can also take advantage of a dog park, picnic tables, soccer and baseball fields, and a playground, making the splash pad the perfect place to cool off after playing hard.  
    Cost: Free
     
  • Hermann Park Splash Pad
    Get ready for an entire water experience at the water playground at Hermann Park. The park boasts an adjacent sandy beach, palm trees and more, which makes it a splash-pad paradise. There is free parking in and around Hermann Park as well as paid parking lots in the surrounding areas.
    Cost: Free
     
  • Katherine McGovern Water Play Park at the Houston Zoo
    What better way to cool off after a long day visiting the animals than at the water play park located inside the zoo? Kids can enjoy the traditional streams of water, a 'fill and spill' water tree, fountains, and ample space at this splash pad. 
    Cost: Free with Houston Zoo ticket purchase 
     
  • Jaycee Park Splash Pad
    The Jaycee Park splash pad is the ideal place for cooling off after taking advantage of all the other park amenities, like a walking trail, basketball and tennis courts, and a playground. The simple pad features timed sprays and colorful butterfly artwork. There are port-o-potties available for guests to use. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Settegast Park Splash Pad
    This park offers the traditional simplicity of a splash pad with some extra features that make it fun but not overly flashy. Among other features, kids are sure to love the bell spray column and ground geyser, and parents will love the safe rubber pad surface. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Tony Marron Park Splash Pad
    If you're looking for a splash pad that satisfies the kids and gives you sweeping views of both the park itself and downtown, look no further than Tony Marron Park. Guests have access to public restrooms and drinking fountains, as well as a covered pavilion that's perfect for a picnic lunch.
    Cost: Free

Southwest Houston

  • Hackberry Park Splash Pad
    There's not just traditional water streams at this playground, but also turtles and lily pads that spurt water up in the air. These features plus bright colors and plenty of space to play make this splash pad a hit with kids and parents alike.
    Cost: Free
     
  • RiverPark Splash Pad
    This well-maintained splash pad boasts colorful pipes, suspended fill-and-dump buckets as well as ample space to run and play. There are shaded benches surrounding the pad for parents to watch their little ones, and an adjacent park for the kids to play on before or after their water adventures. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Splash Pad at Constellation Field
    Catching a Sugar Land Skeeters game? Be sure to pack a swimsuit for the kids. Constellation Field has a splash pad that overlooks the playing field and gives kids a chance to cool off and burn some energy while taking in some minor league baseball.
    Cost: Free with purchase of Sugar Land Skeeters ticket
     
  • Bellaire Town Center Family Aquatic Center
    This is no ordinary splash pad; the Bellaire Town Center Family Aquatic Center has a massive pool and spray ground that has a frog slide, climbing area with a covered tube slide and an oversized fill-and dump-bucket. Although it's not free, the center is like a miniature water park and is a fun way to spend the afternoon. 
    Cost for Residents: Ages 2 & under are free, ages 3-59 are $8, ages 60+ are $6.
    Cost for Non-Residents: Ages 2 & under are free, ages 3-59 are $16, ages 60+ are $14.
     
  • Marian Park Splash Pad
    There's not just one area for kids to play at this water spray park, but three, making it a unique splash pad experience. Another perk - this one for the parents - is that there is plenty of shaded seating available around the play area. 
    Cost: Free

Southeast Houston

  • Brookglen Spray Park
    Ample space to run around, a large, rainbow-colored dragon, dumping buckets and animals that spray water from their mouths make this a water play area your kids won't want to miss. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Dolphin Lagoon at Clear Lake Park
    Aptly named for the several dolphin structures spouting water, this spray ground is located near the boat ramps at Clear Lake Park and gives guests an extensive view of the bay. It also has plenty of shaded areas for parents to sit, public restrooms and outdoor fitness equipment for those wanting to get in a workout while the kids play. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Menard Park
    After a trip to the beach, you can head on over to the Menard Park splash pad where kids can get out any extra energy they may have while washing off the unavoidable layer of sand that comes with being on the beach all day. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • McElroy Spray Park
    Prepare to make a day out of a trip to the McElroy Spray Park, because barbecue pits, a playground, and plenty of trails make it a perfect day-cation destination. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Texas Avenue Park Splash Pad
    This is a truly unique splash pad fit to steal any baseball-loving kid's heart. Instead of the traditional water-themed sprays, baseballs spout out water here. There are even bases to run around, making this water play area a home run.
    Cost: Free

North Houston
This includes North Houston, Northeast Houston, and Northwest Houston

  • Lents Family Park Splash Pad
    Nestled into Lents Family Park East is a splash pad the kids are sure to love. It spouts water from the ground and has sprays the kids can aim and control and pipe tunnels to run through. It's also gated, giving parents reassurance that their kids are safe. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Shady Lane Park Splash Pad
    With an alligator head emerging from the pad surface and large boulders that spout streams of water, this one-of-a-kind, bayou-themed spray park is sure to thrill the kids. There are also multiple play areas, outdoor fitness equipment, and more offered here. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Conroe Aquatic Center Splash Pad
    Be prepared for an entirely different level of splash pad fun when you come to the Conroe Aquatic Center. This spray park boasts a central play structure that has a large fill-and-dump bucket, slides, tunnels, and plenty of areas to climb. It's a spray park well worth the admission fee.
    Cost: Ages 2 & under are free. Ages 3 & up are $7. 
     
  • Lily Pad Park Splash Pad
    There are three different areas at this water play area, and enough amenities to keep kids of all ages entertained. From Frog Pond for the toddlers to large spray flowers, footbridges, and fountains that reach 10 feet in the air, this splash pad is truly something special.   
    Cost: Free
     
  • Timarron Park Splash Pad
    This splash pad has a pipe tunnel that looks like a frog, large flowers that spray water, and plenty of space to play. It also has seats around the splash pad for parents, public restrooms, a covered pavilion, and a playground. 
    Cost: Free

West Houston

  • Noah's Ark at Quillian Center
    Get ready for the kids to take a trip back in time when you visit Noah's Ark at Quillian Center. You'll find a replica of Noah's Ark stationed squarely in the center of the splash pad with several small slides, tunnels to crawl through, animals that spout water, and multiple water drops. 
    Cost: $7.50 per person. Children under 1 are free.
     
  • Cullen Park
    This splash pad may be simpler than others, but that doesn't mean the kids won't have a ton of fun running around it. Pipe tunnels that spray water at the push of a button and plenty of fountains and jet streams make it a hit amongst the younger set, and parents will appreciate the seating surrounding the pad. 
    Cost: Free
     
  • Nottingham Park Splash Pad
    There are water shoots, fill-and-dump buckets, pipe tunnels, and tall sprays. There is also covered seating for parents to enjoy while watching the kids play, and a playground nearby if you need a break from the water. 
    Cost: Free

All splash pads have varying hours and opening and closing dates. These are all subject to change as the park sees fit. Be sure to check ahead of time to confirm the splash pad you're visiting is open for water play.

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Gateway Fountains at Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
77010 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-400-7336
29° 45' 14.94" N, 95° 21' 37.9368" W
Texas
Ervan Chew Park
4502 Dunlavy St.
77006 Houston , TX
Phone: 832-395-7000
29° 43' 55.4628" N, 95° 24' 8.6652" W
Texas
Hermann Park
6001 Fannin St.
77030 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-524-5876
29° 43' 6.06" N, 95° 23' 27.1536" W
Texas
Katherine McGovern Water Play Park at the Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr.
77030 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-533-6500
29° 42' 58.7412" N, 95° 23' 27.1536" W
Texas
Jaycee Park
1300 Seamist
77008 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-942-8500
29° 47' 38.9904" N, 95° 26' 13.4268" W
Texas
Settegast Park
3000 Garrow St.
77003 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-837-0311
29° 45' 7.4484" N, 95° 20' 38.1048" W
Texas
Tony Marron Park
808 N. York St.
77003 Houston , TX
Phone: 832-393-0868
29° 45' 26.6436" N, 95° 19' 50.8188" W
Texas
Hackberry Park
7777 S. Dairy Ashford Rd.
77072 Houston , TX
Phone: 281-776-9908
29° 41' 40.2936" N, 95° 36' 10.7136" W
Texas
RiverPark Splash Pad
5875 Summit Creek
77479 Sugar Land , TX
Phone: 281-275-2825
29° 34' 12.1656" N, 95° 40' 42.618" W
Texas
Constellation Field
1 Stadium Dr.
77498 Sugar Land , TX
Phone: 281-240-4487
29° 37' 45.138" N, 95° 38' 32.1144" W
Texas
Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center
7008 Fifth Street
77401 Bellaire , TX
Phone: 713-662-8280
29° 42' 10.9296" N, 95° 28' 11.8308" W
Texas
Marian Park
11000 S. Gessner
77071 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-773-7015
29° 39' 34.1676" N, 95° 31' 41.2284" W
Texas
Brookglen Spray Park
3324 Somerton Dr.
77571 LaPorte , TX
Phone: 713-470-725
29° 39' 32.2992" N, 95° 6' 20.6568" W
Texas
Dolphin Lagoon at Clear Lake Park
5125 Nasa Parkway
77586 Seabrook , TX
Phone: 713-274-7275
29° 33' 52.9668" N, 95° 4' 10.74" W
Texas
Menard Park
2222 28th Street
77550 Galveston , TX
Phone: 409-621-3177
29° 17' 14.856" N, 94° 47' 36.2148" W
Texas
McElroy Park
4403 Craigmont Boulevard
77521 Baytown , TX
Phone: 281-420-6597
29° 46' 19.3548" N, 95° 0' 38.088" W
Texas
Texas Avenue Park
17100 Texas Ave.
77598 Webster , TX
Phone: 281-332-1826
29° 32' 26.7288" N, 95° 7' 59.5092" W
Texas
Lents Family Park East
540 Cypress Station Drive
77090 Houston , TX
Phone: 281-445-1356
30° 1' 55.7724" N, 95° 26' 18.5388" W
Texas
Shady Lane Park
10220 Shady Ln.
77093 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-742-1503
29° 51' 35.8344" N, 95° 20' 35.1924" W
Texas
Conroe Aquatic Center
1205 Candy Cane Lane
77301 Conroe , TX
Phone: 936-522-3930
30° 18' 43.308" N, 95° 25' 31.3536" W
Texas
Lily Pad Park
101 Elk Trace Parkway
77316 Montgomery , TX
Phone: 936-447-2800
30° 16' 28.2252" N, 95° 34' 7.374" W
Texas
Quillian Center
10570 Westpark Drive
77042 Houston , TX
Phone: 713-781-9195
29° 43' 29.0316" N, 95° 33' 16.794" W
Texas
Cullen Park
19008 Saums Rd.
77084 Houston , TX
Phone: 832-395-7000
29° 47' 54.3336" N, 95° 41' 57.156" W
Texas
Nottingham Park
14205 Kimberley Lane
77079 Houston , TX
Phone: 281-496-2177
29° 46' 35.5188" N, 95° 35' 46.5" W
Texas
Timarron Park
50 North Green Print Circle
77389 The Woodlands , TX
Phone: 281-210-3800
30° 9' 18.9072" N, 95° 33' 18.4932" W
Texas