Houston's Favorite Swimming Spots

Julie Pippert - Houston
June 3, 2014

Summers in Houston are hot hot HOT. So where are the very coolest spots? Swimming pools, of course! In an area full of splash pads, water parks, and swimming pools, there is something close to everyone. The local community pool is fun to meet up with friends and neighbors, but sometimes you want something special, especially during those long summer days. These are the top four hot spots for cooling off around the Houston area:

Down South: The Pool at Miramar Park 

This pool is very popular as a birthday party destination and costs for Seabrook residents are very reasonable. There are cabanas and lots of space, including shady areas and grass, as well as picnic tables. The big slide will delight kids of all ages, and there are a lot of fun features. There’s also a smaller pool for smaller kids. 

Out West: The YMCA of Fort Bend 

Strongly community oriented, this is a great spot for kids to make new friends and learn to swim from master instructors. Parents can feel comfortable that kids are safe in these pools. There is even an opportunity for parents and kids to get water exercise. Your family can also take advantage of the Water Wise safety course. 

In the Loop: Colonial Park Pool in West U 

This pool will feel like a vacation! For little ones there are loads of fun things: rock wall, drop slide, lily pad crossing, and play-structure. For parents and tiny ones, there is a zero-depth entry spot. Or, parents might enjoy the massaging jets in the corner. Plenty of shade, too. It’s comfortable and fun.

Up North: Wentwoods Pool 

The newest Woodlands Pool, this one has all the bells and whistles. Zero-depth entry, big playscape, balancing lily pads, and lots of comfy shady spots for resting and relaxing. Parents like the good vantage points to keep an eye on kids, and kids like the relative freedom to explore and play. 

Where is your favorite spot for splashing around? 

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