ABC13 Splashpad Segment with BigKidSmallCity!

Cool off this summer at one of Houston’s many free splashpads! Watch this new ABC13 segment!

Go HERE to see it on ABC13. Go HERE to see my list of splashpads!


What Houston splashpads do you recommend? You asked us!

Discovery Green Splashpad
What Houston splashpads do you recommend for little kids?

I’m a big fan of splashpads for little kids, because there is less drowning risk than pools, and it cools them off!  Lucky for Houston families, there are a lot of free splashpads around the city!  Go here to see the list of 20+!

I can personally recommend the splashpad at Ervan Chew Park.  There was a pool here that was replaced with a splashpad in the last several years.  Find the button near the little hill to turn on the water any time you want.   The water area is not well shaded, so bring sun screen and hats.  The playground is under the big trees.

I also like the splashpad at Discovery Green because it is very well maintained.  The Houston Zoo also has new a splashpad that is free with zoo admission.

The Downtown Aquarium has a small splashpad that is also free.  No tickets are needed for this and you can access without going inside the Aquarium.

Hermann Park also has a couple splash areas.  I prefer the water feature near the reflecting pool and zoo to the actual splashpad by the playground.

And finally, this is not a splashpad, but Noah’s Ark is a shallow pool with great slides and water features.  Check it out!

Go HERE for the long list of City of Houston Splashpads!

Free Public Splash Pads at Houston City Parks

See the updated splashpad list HERE!

Splashpad at Discovery Green
See the updated splashpad list HERE!

Did you know that Houston has over 20 free splashpads, or as the city calls them, spraygrounds?  Located in public parks, the water play areas are open to everyone to use.

The list and map are below… and my favorites can be found HERE!  And if you want a City of Houston Pool… go HERE!

City of Houston Splashpads:

  • Aron Ledet Park- 6500 Antoine
  • Blueridge Park – 5600 Court Road
  • Burnett Bayland Park – 6200 Chimney Rock
  • Cullen Park – 19008 Saums Road
  • Dodson Lake – 9010 Dodson
  • Edgewood Park – 5803 Bellfort
  • Ervan Chew Park – 4502 Dunlavy
  • Gutierrez Park – 7900 Flaxman
  • Hackberry Park – 7777 S. Dairy Ashford
  • Herman Brown Park – 400 Mercury
  • Hermann Park – 6001 Fannin
  • Hidalgo Park – 7000 Avenue Q
  • Jaycee Park – 1300 Seamist
  • Levy Park – 3801 Eastside St
  • Marian Park – 11000 S. Gessner
  • McClendon – 3770 Summit Valley Dr
  • Melrose Park – 12200 Melrose Park Road
  • Montie Beach Park – 915 Northwood
  • Nieto Park – 500 Port
  • Park at Palm Center – 5400 Griggs Road
  • Settegast Park – 3000 Garrow
  • Shady Lane Park – 10220 Shady Lane
  • Stuebner Airline Park – 9201 Veterans Memorial
  • Tony Marron Park – 808 N. York
  • Wiley Park – 1414 Gillette

Outside the “City” of Houston:


Although they are not public parks, there are also splashpads at Discovery Green(free), Downtown Aquarium (free) and Houston Zoo (free with zoo admission)… AND Noah’s Ark (not free!) and Bellaire Town Square (not free!).

If you are in The Woodlands, you have lots of places to cool off!  Look HERE.



If you are looking for a good place to cool off this summer, check out the details HERE.  If you are looking for lots of FREE things to do in Houston, go HERE.  If you want the current list of Houston events delivered to your inbox each week, go HERE!