Playground, Trails and Fishing at Easton Commons Nature Park!

Address: 8440 Easton Commons Dr, Houston, TX 77095

Easton Commons Nature Park has a mile of trails, shaded playground, fishing and lots of flowers and trees.

At the playground, there are lots of slides and monkey bars.  At the pond, you can fish, with a limit of three.

All are welcome (according to the website)… check out the pictures from Fun2Go Misters!

 

 

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Ropes, Bars and Swings at the Modern Playground at Clarence E. Sasser Park!

Address: 3333 County Rd 922, Manvel, TX 77578

Look at the play structure at Clarence E. Sasser Park!  It has ropes and bars and swings to climb.  Just check out the pictures from Fun2Go Misters!

This park has a mile of track, a pavilion with tables and barbeque pits, playground, three baseball fields, soccer field and landscaping.

Clarence E. Sasser Park was named in honor of Brazoria County’s only living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Clarence E. Sasser.

There is a lot of sun but as the weather cools off… this will be a great place to play!

 

 

 

 

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Buffalo Run Park… Lakes, pavilions and playgrounds!

Address: 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77489

Buffalo Run Park is a big Missouri City park with pavilions, trails, lakes, volleyball court, playground (including a big spiderweb!) and tall observation tower.

Just check out these pictures from Fun2Go Misters!

This big park was purchased by the city for a storm water detention project. Missouri City then developed a big park that is great!

The playground has a standard play structure… but also a really big spiderweb for climbing.  (We love spiderwebs!)

There are piers, bridges… and a cool three story observation tower that is great for a picnic.

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Check out the giant tree house play structure at MacNaughton Park!

Address: 3047 Hampton Dr, Missouri City, TX 77459

Check out these pictures from  MacNaughton Park!

Much like our favorite Collin’s Park, this Missouri City park has a giant tree house!  Fun2Go Misters found it for us… and it’s another great park!

MacNaughton Park has a pavilion, restrooms, exercise stations, trail and a cool playground.

The playground has giant slides, little slide and a whole bunch of things to climb and places to swing.  It really is a great play structure.  And it’s on turf, so that limits the bugs, mud and mulch you have to mess with.

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Monsignor Bill Pickard Park and Splashpad

Address: 8201 Roos Road, Houston, Texas 77036

Play and cool off at Monsignor Bill Pickard Park!

This park is actually two in one. I reviewed it years ago and Landsdale Park… but Fun2Go Misters went back to the new(er) splashpad and pointed out that it is also Monsignor Bill Pickard Park. So, part is by Harris County and part is by the City of Houston… but the important thing is that there is a lot of fun things to do!

This fenced in park has a playground (with the hard-to-find baby-and-me swing), splashpad, gazebo, basketball court and community center. Free parking is available on the street.

The splashpad is in new condition. The playground is older, but there are a lot of cool tunnels and slides. Also, my kids approve of all the monkey bars.

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Play and cool off at Evergreen Park and Pool

Address: 4500 Evergreen St, Bellaire, TX 77401

Admission: Park is free. Pool is $10 for non-residents (and free for 2 & under).

Play and cool off at Evergreen Park and Pool!

Evergreen Park is located right across from the Nature Discovery Center. It has a community pool, picnic tables and a playground. There are swings and one play structure. And I’m certain the planners in charge of this park sprung for the deluxe play structure.

This one piece of equipment has ladders, rock walls, monkey bars, bridges, twists, turns and much more.

This park is completely fenced in but also completely visible from the street (which I like so there are extra eyes on the park).

The pool is open in the summer time and can be used by non-Bellaire-residents for a (big) fee.

It includes a few lap lanes, a shallow end, a kiddie slide, a big slide and a diving board. It’s quite large and fun for big and little kids.

There is no wading pool for the babies, but it looks like most 4 year olds can walk along the bottom of the shallow end. This is where the duck slide is and my toddler likes to slide-splash-repeat, all day long.

Strong swimmers do the same on the big slide and diving board.

The pool has several picnic tables, many lounge chairs and lots of seats in the shade. The pool is in full sun, so don’t forget the sun screen!

Evergreen Pool has a locker room for men and women. They were clean when we visited, but they are those old concrete locker rooms that gave me the creeps as a kid… but as a parent I’ll take just about any clean locker room!

Check out the pictures and check out Evergreen Park! The Nature Discovery Center and Evergreen Park are definitely worth a visit… and the pool is a nice bonus!

 

 
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Ice cream scoops at the Blue Bell Creamery and swimming at the Blue Bell Aquatic Center!

Address: 1101 S Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX 77833 & 1800 E Tom Green St, Brenham, TX 77833

Ice cream scoops at the Blue Bell Creamery and swimming at the Blue Bell Aquatic Center!

The best part about this pool was that with a quick swim test, all the big kids (even the one under 48″) could do the big slide!

The ice cream themed pool also has monkey bars (rope), little slides, beach entry, indoor pool and more.

Oh, and there is a big Buc-ee’s Travel Center between Houston and Brenham!

The City of Brenham’s Blue Bell Aquatic Center has three pools and one playground.  All can swim (including non-residents) for a fee.  For us, everyone was $5 except the one year old was $3.

The complex has an indoor six lane pool (which is open to all until lap swim hours), a heated therapy pool and a great outdoor pool.

Outside there is a lot of shaded seating, concession stand and a lot of fun activities.  And kids over 48″ can do it all… and kids over 42″ can do it all with a quick swim test by the head guard.

Right by the pool is a shaded playground!  See more pictures below!

Just down the street from the pool is the Blue Bell Creamery.

Here you can stop by the visitor center, see the factory from the observation deck and get $1 scoops of ice cream! Check the hours before you go… because they change by season and day of the week.

See more pictures below!  And while you are in the area, go to Fireman’s Park.  There is a beautiful shaded playground and a carousel (with limited hours).

 

 

 

 

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Play at the Free at the Indoor Playground at Memorial Church of Christ!

Address: 900 Echo Ln, Houston, TX 77024

Play for free at the Memorial Church of Christ indoor playground!

Fun2Go Misters has been searching all over the Houston area for FREE indoor playgrounds… and this is on the list!

Check the website for the current hours, but the playground is open on weekdays 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.

Check out the pictures and find more FREE indoor Playgrounds HERE!

 

 

 

 

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Navy Ships, Fishing & Great Playground at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island/Galveston

Address: 700 Pelican Island Causeway, Galveston, TX 77550
Cost: $6/car, plus admission to tour the ships or to fish

We love to tour old Navy ships and we love great playgrounds… and Seawolf Park has both!

Seawolf Park has popular lighted fishing piers, picnic spots, the Undersea Warfare Center and the great playground. From Broadway Street in Galveston, there is a long, almost empty, road that takes you from the busy beaches to this park.

When you pull up, there is a booth to pay for parking and admission to the ships. (You can get the current rates HERE.) On one side of the parking lot are the ships… and on the other is the amazing playground!

The playground has a lot of climbing structures that let you start on one side and climb your way to the other, without touching the ground. (My ninja warriors approve!)

The playground is right by the fishing piers and the water… and is also in full sun… so once we are hot we head to the ships for some shade and air conditioning.

The WWII submarine, the USS Cavalla, and one of only three destroyer escorts in the world, the USS Stewart are on dry land and open for your to tour. (Parts of these old ships are also air conditioned.)

Restroom trucks (with water) are by the ships and another real restroom is in a building near the playground.

Next time you are in Galveston, check out this out-of-the-way park. It was not too far from the busy beaches… but a really great addition to our Galveston day trip!

For more things to do in Galveston, with kids, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sylvan Beach Park… Play at the beach, without driving to Galveston!

Address: 636 N Bayshore Dr, La Porte, TX 77571

Play at the beach… without driving to Galveston!

Sylvan Beach Park has a small white sand beaches, a playground, a skate park, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, a fishing pier and boat ramps.

In La Porte, not too far from the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas is the big park full of families. Parking is free and you only need to pay for the fishing pier.

The white sand beaches are small, but we do not need much room to dig and splash. Plus, we get to watch a lot of huge ships pass through the bay!

The beach area is full sun, but there are a lot of shaded picnic tables close by. The playground is also new since our last visit… and also has some shade.

Right next to the park is the La Porte Heritage Society. On weekends you can tour the old depot and an old caboose.

We do like our trips to Galveston best… but this is a fun stop when we’re east of Houston!

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