FREE Indoor & Outdoor Playground at Christ the King Presbyterian Church

Address: 1201 Silber Rd, Houston, TX 77055

 Christ the King Presbyterian Church has one!

Not only can the public visit this great indoor play area… but there is also a great outdoor playground open to everyone.

This indoor playground is popular and does fill up.  According to the church, admittance is on a first come-first served basis. Capacity if often reached in the early morning and there is more room in the afternoons.

The playground is open to the public Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (until they reach capacity). Check the calendar for specific days and hours.  (You can also subscribe for calendar updates HERE.)  If there is room, you just register with your name and play!

You need socks, but if you forget them, the church has clean socks to borrow. You can also bring food, but you need to eat it next door.

There is also a great outdoor playground with more tables for a picnic.

For all church playgrounds, we’ve found that schedules can change with the season, the weather and the church schedule. It’s best to call ahead of time… or to be flexible if you just show up!

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Resoft County Park: 80 acres of playgrounds, pavilions, sports fields, horseshoes, fishing pond, trails & basket disc course!

Address: 20020 TX-35, Alvin, TX 77511

Resoft County Park is an 80-acre park near Alvin. There are playgrounds, pavilions, soccer fields, horseshoes, basketball courts, volleyball nets, fishing pond and trails.  Plus there is a nine basket disc golf course!

Fun2Go Misters sent us the pictures.  Check them out!

The playgrounds have some very cool features.  One structure is a tall tree house similar to the ones we love at Collin’s Park and Spring Creek.  Another structure is pretty standard… but the third structure is built into the hill.  The tube slides go through the ground!

The park does have restrooms and there are big trees… but there is also a lot of sun on the play structures.  Be prepared!

Next time you are Crocodile Encounter or Bayou Wildlife Park, check out this park!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston

Every Houston area parent can appreciate an indoor, air conditioned playground… but visiting them can be very EXPENSIVE.

But did you know that there are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required? Fun2Go Misters has visited each one and prepared a list for us! Scroll to the bottom for the map.

Do you know of more? Please let us know because we’ll keep adding to the list!

Also, double check the links before you go… just in case the hours have changed (and we’ve noticed that hour change a lot!).

AND, for even more Houston summer break resources, go HERE!

 

1. Christ the King Presbyterian Church – 1201 Silber Rd, Houston, TX 77055

Open to the public Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (until they reach capacity). Check the calendar for specific days and hours.  (You can also subscribe for calendar updates HERE.)  Admittance is on a first come-first served basis. Capacity if often reached in the early morning and there is more room in the afternoons.

You need socks, but if you forget them, the church has clean socks to borrow. You can also bring food, but you need to eat it next door.

There is also a great outdoor playground.

 

2. Crosspoint Church Pearland – 1134 Old Alvin Rd, Pearland, TX 77581

Open to the public Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30am to 12:00pm.

Bring socks and your insurance card (needed for waiver). No food is allowed.

 

3. First United Methodist Church, Main Street Indoor Park – 1320 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Open to the public, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Kids must be five and under.

Free parking is available at lot at the southeast corner of Travis and Polk Streets, in the spots marked “Reserved”. Sign in at our Welcome Desk upon arrival.

 

4. Houston’s First Baptist Church – 7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

The play area in the Fitness & Recreation Center for children ages 2nd-5th grade. (But the sign on the structure says ages 3-11 years old, with parent’s to decide on kids under 3 years old.) It is open to the public during regular facility hours except on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

 

5.  The Journey Contemporary Worship at MDUMC – 13186 Memorial Dr , Houston, Texas 77079

There are slides for little kids and a big structure for bigger kids.  Check the Facebook page for summer hours!

6.  Kingwood First Baptist Church – 3500 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339

The indoor playground is open to the community during certain hours. Summer Hours: Tuesday/Thursday- 2:30pm-4:00pm, Monday/Wednesday-8:30am-4:00pm, Friday- 10:00am-4:00pm, Closed Saturday and Sunday. School Year Hours(September-May): Monday/Thursday- 2:30pm-4:00pm, Tuesday/Wednesday- 12:30pm-4:00pm, Friday- 10:00am-4:00pm, Closed Saturday and Sunday.

No registration is required but you must enter through the Welcome Center.  There is an area to eat outside.

 

7.  Kingwood United Methodist Chruch – 1799 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339

The indoor playground is located in the Commons and is open to kids up to 6 years old. You must register and pick up a bracelet.

Summer Schedule, May 22 – September 8: Monday-Thursday – 9:00am-4:00pm, Friday – 9:00am-Noon. Call first to be sure it is open!

The outdoor playground is also accessible to the public.

 

8. Memorial Church of Christ – 900 Echo Ln, Houston, TX 77024

Open to the public, Monday through Thursday, 9:30am-3:30pm and Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm. This is for infants through elementary school aged kids.

For indoor playground access, enter through the covered doorway in the big parking lot (not by the outdoor play area). Press the doorbell to get in. The play area light’s are motion activated… so just move to turn them on.

The outdoor playground is accessible all day.

 

9. Memorial City Mall, Frolics Castle – 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024 (Inside the mall, near Sears.)

Open to the public every day, for kids under 48″. It is said to be the world’s largest indoor soft play area in a shopping center and fully ADA-accessible with a three-level, medieval castle with drawbridge and catapult surrounded by an Enchanted Forest, complete with wizards, knights and fire- breathing dragons.

 

10. Sugar Creek Baptist Church – 13223 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Open to kids in 5th grade or younger. Socks are required.

Hours are subject to change, but at the time of this post they are listed as Monday & Tuesday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, Wednesday, 11:00am –4:00pm, Thursday & Friday, 8:00am – 10:00am & 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

11.  The Woodlands Church – 1 Fellowship Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77384 – Thanks Georgia!

The multi-story play structure spans floor to ceiling of the 40-foot atrium.  Open to the public, for toddlers through age 12, Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.

The Play Area has one section for ages 4 and under and another for older kids.  Socks must be worn and are available for purchase.  There is also a Café on location.

 

12.  The Woodlands United Methodist, Safari Stop – 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 – (Thanks for the tip, Georgia!)

Safari Stop is open for free play, Monday – Friday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm.   It is located at the north end of the main building and is appropriate for children ages 3 through 9.

Park in lot #4 for the shortest walk.   Socks are required.  The outdoor playground is not for public use.  On the day Fun2Go visited, the posted hours and the actual hours were a little different… so call before you go!

 

 

 

 


Travis Spark Park… Houston’s Dinosaur Park, Designed by Kids!

Address: 3311 Beauchamp St, Houston, TX 77009

Travis Spark Park is one of Houston’s very best parks!

It is in a nice Heights neighborhood and has a challenging play structure, rock wall, fitness center, spinning center… and dinosaur bones!

Want to know how this park got so cool?  The kids designed it!  Go HERE for the story.

The Spark Park Program develops school parks into neighborhood parks as a way to increase green space in Houston. Travis Spark Park gates open after school activities end and throughout weekends, holidays, and summer months for everyone to enjoy.

We have reviewed this park before, but Fun2Go Misters sent us new pictures!  The one big change… the sandbox has been replaced with turf.

Free street parking is available and the gates should be open when school is not in session.

This is a great park, just know that there are no restrooms, so plan ahead.  Check out the pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Houston Area Playgrounds with SHADE!

Houston is about to get HOT again… and you know playground equipment will get really really hot.

So you can still play, here are Houston area parks that are shaded by covers or trees.  Scroll to the bottom for the map!  (Please tell us what else to add!)

For more ways to stay cool in Houston this summer, go HERE!

 

1. Tom Bass Park – 3452 Fellows Rd, Houston, TX 77047 – This park is big and some of the equipment is shaded.

 

2. Bendwood Spark Park – 12700 Kimberley Ln, Houston, TX 77024 – One of the playgrounds is under a roof.

 

3.  Challenger Seven Memorial Park – 2301 W Nasa Blvd, Webster, TX 77598 – Much of the play equipment is under big covers.

 

4.  Ervan Chew Park – 4502 Dunlavy, Houston, Texas – Playground is shaded by trees.  Splashpad is in full sun.

5.  Don & Sylvia Collins Park – 6727 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379 – The big park has a lot of trees and one of the playgrounds is under a roof.

 

6.  Alexander Deussen Park – 12303 Sonnier Street,Houston, TX 77044 – Much of the equipment is under shade tarps.

 

7.  Doss Park – 2500 Frick Rd, Houston, TX 77038 – This is a big park and one of the playgrounds is under a roof.

 

8.  Feld Park – 6406 Avenue B, Bellaire, Texas – This playground has lots of big trees.

 

9.  Fleming Park – 1901 Sunset Blvd, Houston, Texas – This park has wooden equipment and lots of big trees. The slides can still get hot… but you can find shade to play in!

 

10.  Frolics Castle – 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024 – Located inside the mall, near Sears.

 

11.  Hedwig Park – 930 1/2 Corbindale Road, Houston, TX 77024 – This park has lots of equipment and lots of trees.

 

12.  Judson Park – 4201 Judson Ave, West University Place, TX 77005 – This park has a lot of big trees.  It is not full shade, but there is a lot of shade.

 

13.  Lafayette Park – 4337 Lafayette Street, Bellaire, Texas – There are a lot of big trees shading part of this play structure.

 

 

14.  Mulberry Park – 700 Mulberry Lane, Bellaire, TX 77401 – The play structures are covered with big tarps.

 

15.  Nature Discovery Center – 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401 – There are a lot of trees and the play area has a lot of shade.

 

16.  Quillian Center Playground – 10570 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042 – The playground has a shade cover and is free, and open after hours to the public.

 

17.  FREE Indoor Playgrounds – There are FREE indoor play places around Houston.  Find them HERE!

 

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Check Out this Playground… Riverpark Park and Splashpad in Sugar Land!

Address: 5875 Summit Creek, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Check out the equipment at Riverpark Park and Splashpad at Sugar Land!  The park and splashpad are open to the public (but the restrooms and pool are at the rec center which is private).

Just look at the pictures and video from Fun2Go Misters!

 

This park has a great splashpad (operated by the city) and playground with toddler area, big kid area and zip line (operated by the association but open to the public).

Look how the “river” runs through the park! There is a big tree house and logs and bridges and boulders. And the splashpad has giant fountains, dumping buckets and a misting rainbow. Just press the button to get it started.

Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don & Sylvia Collins Park in Spring… 3 Story Treehouse, Toddler Playground & Covered Play Area!

Address: 6727 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

Collins Park is one of my favorite Houston area parks! It is right behind the Barbara Bush Library in Spring and has 55 acres of things to do!

There are 5 softball fields, 4 baseball fields, 1 soccer field, 1 basketball pavilion, 1 sand volleyball court, 2 playgrounds, a skate park, an amphitheater, a nature trail along Cypress Creek, covered picnic tables, grills, restrooms, a canoe launch, fishing… and THREE great playgrounds.

We had been to the big three story treehouse and the green toddler playground… but now there is also a covered playground! This shaded play area stays dry in the rain, has a soft rubber mat (with no mulch or dirt) and equipment that is small enough for little kids but creative enough for bigger ninjas!

To see our past posts, go HERE and you can see just how awesome this park is. It goes on forever and there is so much to do. Even when there are parties and sports games, there is plenty of room for everyone at the park.

Check out all the pictures below:

 

 

 

 

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Good for Toddlers & Big Kids Too… James Driver Park!

Address: 10918 Bentley St, Houston, TX 77093

Look at the play equipment at James Driver Park!

This big park is includes a skate park, basketball court, playground and community center.  There is free parking.

Fun2Go Misters went recently… and check out the pictures!

The lime playground has great ramps, bars all the way to the floor to prevent slipping through. and lots of ropes and slides.  At ground level, there are lots of cool things to climb and spin!  (There used to be a smaller red playground… but now it’s gone.)

This park really was good for big ninjas and toddlers too.  Plus… it’s close to our favorite Mounted Patrol Stables.  Go feed the horses after you visit the park!

 

 

 

 

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Look What’s Being Installed at Evelyn’s Park! Mad Hatter Tea Party Sculpture!

Look what’s going up at Evelyn’s Park today! The Mad Hatter Tea Party is finally being installed… and is bigger than I ever imaged!

 

 

 


Juan Seguin Historic Park… Right by the San Jacinto Monument & The Battleship Texas

Address: 4407 Independence Pkwy. South, La Porte, TX 77571

Juan Seguin Historic Park is a 4.9 acre park with views of the San Jacinto Monument, The Battleship Texas, The Houston Ship Channel, and Lynchburg Ferry!

This park is named after Juan Nepomuceno Seguin, a political and military leader who was instrumental in the fight for Texas independence.  It has a trail, playground, picnic areas, restrooms and educational panels.

This playground is great for climbers and the park has lots of room to run… and there is a lot to learn here.

Just check out the pictures from Fun2Go Misters… and stop here on your trip to the San Jacinto Monument!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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