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Let’s continue our summer fun roundup. We live in Houston which means that most days it feels like we’re walking on the surface of the sun. There are a few splash pads that we like to hit up regularly and a few we’d like to explore. Let’s get to it.
Located in the Memorial-ish area (14205 Kimberley Lane), this place was a win because I could squeeze in a quick run and the kiddos got to have some fun afterward. The trail is a dirt and gravel trail, which isn’t my favorite to run on, but the splash pad, playground, and proximity to home made it worth it. The splash pad was newer and well kept. There is a nice covered area with some benches for parents to sit and relax while kiddos play. The playground is right next to the splash pad on the other side of the covered area. It was fun too though it’s right in the sun with no reprieve from the heat for kiddos. There seemed to be a couple of mom’s groups meeting up for playdates the day we went so seating was limited. I would recommend bringing your own chairs in case the benches are full. We’ll definitely be making this part of our regular rotation.
This is probably my new favorite park and splash pad! Little man and I went on a movie date the other day and had some time before we could pick up baby sister from daycare so we went to check this park out. It was only about 15 minutes away which is super close by Houston standards. This little park offers soooooo much that I think I will have to give it it’s own post eventually. For now, the splash area was super cute and both he and I had such an enjoyable afternoon.
This is located in Alief off of Highway 6 and Westpark. The splash area is basically sprayers that come up out of the ground for kiddos to run through and cool off. There is a very large playground and covered area with picnic tables. The park itself also has a nice walking/running trail with exercise stations scattered throughout. There is a little pond where you can observe turtles and fish in the park as well. Other cool features include a sand volleyball court and garden area. Get there early though because aside from the picnic area there isn’t shade anywhere.
Our good friend tipped us off to this seemingly fun spot! Aside from offering a lot of amenities like a community center, nature gazebo and volleyball court the draw to this park is the splash pad. The pad itself has a sports theme with water spraying out of different balls like soccer and tennis balls. There is even a fun looking slide! Parents can sit at one of two covered seating areas while kiddos beat the heat. This is located at 9400 Hall Road in Houston.
Noah’s Ark is part of the Quillian Center (10570 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042) on the west side. We have yet to go here but as soon as we get back from Chicago we will definitely be heading here. There is a full-size pool with a water slide and special area for younger kiddos to enjoy. The tot area has fun water sprayers, slides and a bucket dump, all with a Noah’s Ark animal theme. The cost of admission is $7.50 per person for a full day pass but they also offer a multi-admission pass which will definitely be worth the value for us considering how close to home it is.
Southdown Park (2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584) is located right off of 288 and McHard Road. This is probably one of my favorites among the splash pads we’ve been to. The splash pad is a generous size and it is right next to a really cool covered playground. It’s a bit of a hike from where we live but it’s the perfect excuse to meet up with our friends who live in Pearland for play dates.
Let us know if you try any of these fun spots out or if you have a favorite that isn’t on this list so we can make a trip! In the meantime check out how much fun little man had at Levy Park.
(Article originally published on Sassy Direct on June 26, 2018)