Summer heat is just around the corner in Houston. Visiting a water park with your family is a fantastic way to cool down and have fun at the same time. The three big water parks in the Houston metropolitan area are worth a visit.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas, features more than 35 different water features. There are activities for all ages, from toddlers to adults. There are slides and chutes for all thrill levels, pools, rivers, beaches, water coasters, and more. Schlitterbahn has the largest variety of activities of the three water parks. You can reserve a cabana for added relaxation and privacy. You may bring your own food into the park, though you cannot bring alcohol or glass containers. Parking is free and free inner tubes and life jackets are available. The park gets extremely busy during the summer months, so a good suggestion is to go during a weekday or early on a Sunday for the least crowded conditions. The park is open every day beginning May 15, 2014, through September 1, 2014.Tickets and Season Passes are available online and at the gate. Buying your tickets online will save you $3.00 on daily admission.
Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown
Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown in Spring, Texas, includes more than 15 unique water features. A major renovation, which included some new rides, was just completed. Beginning May 22, 2014, they will be open every day until the last week of August. There are several different thrill rides, slides, chutes, pools, and rivers. There are activities specifically for children as well. Cabanas, lockers, and tubes are available for rental. You may not bring your own food into the park, though you may bring some bottled water. Life jackets are available for complimentary use. Parking is $10.00 per car. Tickets, season passes, parking, and rentals may be purchased online. Buying your tickets online will save you $5.00 on daily admission for adults.
The City of Baytown Parks and Recreation Department runs Pirates Bay in Baytown, Texas. The water park features a river, slides, pools, a climbing wall, a surf machine, play areas, and more. Pirates Bay is the most affordable option of the three water parks. New attractions, including a wave pool and a concession stand, were part of an expansion for 2014. There are activities for children as well as adults. Tubes and parking are free. Coolers are welcome, though glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. The park opens every day beginning June 7, 2014, and is open on weekends until then. Tickets and season passes are available online.