~ Splash Pads around Houston – Part 1!!

It’s only June mid, but man, has Houston been hot or what?! We want to take our kiddos out to play, but it’s so dang hot that playing at the park may not always be an option – enter the best of both worlds – Splash Pads!!

We often carry (sometimes I forget to – Oopzy!) a change of clothes and a towel along with us when we go to parks, because they might have a splash pad and we do not want to miss out on the opportunity for LilMissK to play!

I thought it would be a great idea to make a quick list of my favorite splash pads around Houston and share it with all you wonderful mommies out there! So here goes!!

Levy Park – This park has a super fun and creative vibe! This 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!! LOL! The playground itself offers so much “scope for the imagination”. We were just there a couple of Saturdays back for their Summer block party! Location: 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, Texas 77098

Houston Zoo (The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park) – This could be a fun exercusion after a super sunny hot day around the zoo. We have’t tried this one yet, but from what I hear, this fun installment includes a bucket dump zone, a splashy dragon and other fun squirty features. The splash pad is included in the cost of zoo admission, but swim suits and swim diapers {if necessary} are required. They do sell some of those items on location, if you’re in a pinch, but plan ahead, coz those are expensive when sold at a gift shop!! Need to change? No problem! There are changing rooms available. The park is in operation from 10:00am to 6:00pm April through October. Location: The Houston Zoo {near the giraffes and the Wildlife Carousel}, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030

Downtown Aquarium – Heading to the aquarium to ride the Ferris wheel or just need to cool off while you’re downtown? Bring along the kids’ swimsuits {or just let them have at it in their play clothes like a lot of kids you’ll see there} and they can cool off in the small splash pad located outside the aquarium. It’s free, and there are restrooms to change before you head inside, a win win if I do say so myself. This is yet another one on our list for the summer. Location: 410 Bagby St @ Memorial Dr., Houston, Texas 77002

Kemah Boardwalk – This one beats the heat in every which way and I love playing in it, now to introduce LilMissK to it, I can’t wait!! There is so much fun to be had at the Kemah Boardwalk, it’s never ending and the best is that there is something fun for all ages! Also, there’s no entry fee to walk the Boardwalk. Location: 215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, Texas 77565

Here in Katy, the one closest to us, and most frequented by us (even on the weekdays sometimes) is the Mud 71 splash pad at Directors Park. Location: 21437 Clay Road.

I am working on putting together a list for Katy parks and splash pads more specifically, so stay tuned for that.

Tell me what’s your favorite splash pad around town?!

Until next time, stay cool…

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