Splash Pad Fun

I bring a chair, book and work and sit while they play. 
The yellow awning provides shade.
This is our second summer in Houston and I have learned that the way Houstonians survive summer is by staying inside, vacationing in Colorado or playing outside in water.  Since we can't afford a vacation in Colorado, we don't have a neighborhood pool and I hate sitting inside all day with four energetic kids, I decided to frequent a new neighborhood splash pad.

I had heard about splash pads when we moved here last summer, but they were very difficult to find.  Thankfully a new park was built less than 10 minutes away from our home and the splash pad opened May 1st for weekends and every day as of June 1st.  It is open dawn to dusk and they have a button that has to be pushed to start the water running.

The Houston Zoo has also put in a new splash pad near the carousel and we are looking forward to checking it out soon. 

Our splash pad is on Cypress Station Rd. north off FM 1960 near I-45.  The park has a nice playground, a covered picnic area, gravel trails and restrooms as well. 

What do you do for cool, summer fun with your kids?  Have you found any splash pads you are willing to share with others?

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