Splash into Summer: New Splash Pad Unveiled at Evelyn's Park
Evelyn’s Park has opened its new splash pad to the public. With in-ground jets that gently spray columns of water several feet into the air, kids of all ages can enjoy this miniature water park. Located at 4400 Bellaire Blvd., the new splash pad is open to the public daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
The new splash pad has already generated lots of buzz.
“This is the best splash pad in Houston!” said Katie Meehan, while playing with her toddler-aged daughter. In fact, they visited the new splash pad four days in a row. “This area is just a lot more toddler friendly [than other splash pads],” she shared.
Second grader Eneko Gagne was also particularly excited to have a place to cool off while playing outdoors and is now looking forward to the rest of the summer.
Folks have been looking forward to the new splash pad for quite some time. “I’ve been waiting for a year!” said Liliya Anderson, resident of Willow Meadows and mother to Allias, 1, and Aidan, 3. She said it's convenient and fun for her family, especially as the Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged them to find more outdoor activities.
The splash pad is just one of many projects Evelyn’s Park has undertaken in their phase two of construction. It will soon feature two new interactive playgrounds, a solar powered shade structure, and a large covered pavilion with movable seating, making the park perfect for those trying to beat the heat during summer outings. (Read more about phase 2 here.)
In the spirit of enjoying the outdoors (and staying cool this summer), here are a few additional splash pads around Houston to check out:
Levy Park's Splash Pad
3801 Eastside St.
Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Nestled under shady trees and in between play structures, Levy Park has elevated orange fountains that pour loads of water, entertaining and cooling kids off at the same time.
Gateway Fountains at Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Monday, noon-7 p.m.; Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m
Among the many attractions Discovery Green has to offer, the miniature water park is a fan favorite. With in-ground water jets that shoot arcing streams up to 14 feet high, children are endlessly entertained.
Constellation Field Splash Pad
1 Stadium Dr., Sugar Land
Included in price of admission
Open when the Space Cowboys have a home game
The Sugarland Skeeters have changed their name to the Space Cowboys and their splash pad is equally out of this world! During home games you can watch the Space Cowboys blow their competitors out of the water and beat the Houston heat right behind the outfield wall. Check out the Space Cowboys’ schedule here.
"Flow Works" at Children's Museum Houston
1500 Binz St.
Included in price of admission
Sunday-Monday, closed; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This venue functions as both a splash pad and a learning experience for children of all ages as it teaches them about water pressure and flow while simultaneously soaking them. Kids can also make and race their own boats or build their own systems to control the water.
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