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409 Family: Southeast Texas Splash Pads & Pools

I think we can all agree that this Southeast Texas heat is already bordering on disrespectful, right? Before all the detractors barge in with the “It’s just gettin’ started! Wait until August!” – I know! And that’s what’s disrespectful! Summer in Southeast Texas is a tricky time for moms – trying to keep the kids occupied and make fun summer memories, all while trying to keep them cool and hydrated. With months of oppressive heat looming ahead of us, splash pads and pools are the godsend you’re looking for! For those of us who aren’t lucky to have a pool in the backyard, here’s your ultimate summer guide to all the Southeast Texas Splash Pads and Pools!

We apologize that this list is a little light on images. We’re on a mission this summer to try out every single splash pad and pool on this list. Who’s joining us?!

Use the interactive map above to plan all your summer splash pad fun!

Click the icon in the top left corner to open the menu and select each park, splash pad, or pool individually for driving directions or more info! See below for more info on each attraction. Note: Paid amenities and attractions are marked on the map with a green $. All free amenities should be marked with a star or swimming icon (depending on type).

Beaumont Splash Pads

Note: All Beaumont splash pads are officially open March through October.
If you find one that is not working properly, please report to City of Beaumont Parks Superintendent Mr. Milton Zachary at (409)838-3613 extension 1223. He is always very kind and helpful!

Central Park

Home to famous field trip destination Imagination Station, Central Park also features a splash pad, restrooms, small jogging trail, picnic areas, as well as basketball and tennis courts. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
640 Fourth Street

Charlton Pollard Park

In addition to a splash pad, Charlton Pollard Park offers a regular playground, a covered pavilion, picnic areas, a .5 mile jogging trail, restrooms, and a gazebo.
2025 Sabine Pass

Cottonwood Park

Cottonwood Park is location off of IH-10 behind the Babe Zaharias Museum. There is a small playground, splash pad, basketball court, softball field, and a picnic area with benches. No restrooms.
200 Cottonwood Street

Halbouty Park

Halbouty Park is easily situated right behind the Target shopping center in Beaumont and features a splash pad, a regular playground, a jogging trail with nine exercise stations, two basketball courts, and picnic areas. No restrooms on site.
5780 Gober Road

Liberia Park

Liberia Park features a covered shelter and picnic areas in addition to a regular playground and splash pad. No restroom.
2305 Ollie Street

Perlstein Park

One review calls Perlstein Park “small, lush, well-maintained.” There’s a small playground, jogging trail, picnic areas, a softball field, and lots of lawn for open play in addition to the water playground. Note that there are no restrooms on site.
800 Landis Drive

Pine Street Park

Pine Street Park offers a splash pad, regular playground, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, and a covered shelter, but no restrooms.
3410 Pine Street

Roberts Park

Roberts Park includes two basketball courts, a volleyball court, and picnic areas, in addition to the regular playground and splash pad. No restrooms.
2755 Avenue C

Rogers Park

After recent updates, and a brief hiatus for repair, the water playground is just one of the features that make this park an obvious summer choice. Stop by the RC Miller Library next door for summer reading fun before popping next door to burn off some energy! There’s also a playground, a spacious lawn, plenty of shade, and restroom facilities – easy to spend an entire afternoon.
1455 Dowlen Road

Sprott Park

Sprott Park is home to a water playground, as well as regular playground. It also features a jogging trail, two lighted basketball courts, two tennis courts, a baseball diamond, picnic areas, and restrooms.
4325 Usan St

Gator Country Adventure Park ($)

Gator Country has a brand new attraction – a splash pad! Use of the splash pad is included in general admission, which includes other features and attractions such as up-close animal encounters, including holding a variety of animals and reptiles, and educational shows. Upgraded experiences also available.
21159 FM 365

Beaumont Pools

Beaumont City Pools traditionally open Memorial Day, but are dependent on lifeguard staffing. Beaumont City Pools are free for residents and non-residents.

Alice Keith Swimming Pool

The original Alice Keith swimming pool was built in the Depression-era as an above-ground masterpiece complete with promenade (check out this photo from the Tyrrell Historical Library of the grand lady in her heyday!), but decay led to its eventual replacement in the late 1990s. The current Alice Keith swimming pool is almost two pools in one, with one side featuring a beach-access style grade and a mushroom spray fountain, while the other side is a more traditional rectangular pool. There are also restroom facilities, a community center, and picnic areas on site. The entrance to the original pool still stands, so make sure you stop and take a photo with a piece of Beaumont history!
4050 Reed Street

Magnolia Swimming Pool

Located inside Magnolia Park along with the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center and Recreation Administration offices, Magnolia Swimming Pool is a summer favorite! The spacious pool features a large, twisting water slide as well as restrooms, picnic areas, and covered shelter. Nearby Sterling Pruitt Activity Center offers free recreational activities for youths and adults, including a summer camp.
2930 Gulf Street

Christus HWC ($)

Located near St Elizabeth Hospital, the facility formerly known as the Wellness Center offers an array of amenities, including a fitness center, group classes, indoor running track, as well as indoor and outdoor pools. Christus HWC also offers summer camp and swimming lessons throughout the summer. They offer a 3-month membership totaling $225 – perfect for summer.
3030 North Street | (409) 236-7777

Lamar University Pool ($)

Located inside the Health and Human Performance Complex, this one is a little tricky. The LU pool is open to all LU & LIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni with a valid LU/LIT identification card. (Don’t ask this alumna where her LU ID might be living these days.) A certified lifeguard is always on duty for the safety of all patrons. Pool activities include open swim, lap lessons, swim lessons, lifeguard certification lessons, water polo, water volleyball and more!
4405 Jimmy Simmons Blvd. | (409) 880-8031

Brentwood Country Club of Texas ($)

In addition to a pool, Brentwood also offers a public golf course, tennis courts, and a multipurpose event venue. Texas Star Bar & Grill is located inside and recently opened to rave reviews!
4201 S. Major Drive

Port Arthur Splash Pads & Pools

Barbara Jacket Park

Also sometimes referred to Blue Bonnet Park, this park is perfect for a summer day in the sunshine! In addition to the spraypark, there is a pavilion, basketball court, picnic areas, and playground on site.
100 Gilham Circle

YMCA of Southeast Texas ($)

All of the programs and amenities offered at the Y really will have you singing, “it’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A!” Parent+child classes, preschool classes, summer day camps, specialty camps, gymnastics, fitness, and more – oh my! In addition to open swim hours at the pool, the Y offers swim lessons year-round. Tiered memberships available.
6760 Ninth Avenue | (409) 962-6644

Mid-County Splash Pads & Pools

Riverfront Park (Port Neches)

Tugboat Island is no more, but Riverfront Park still has plenty to offer! Spend some time at the splash pad, soak in some local history at La Maison Beausoleil, and go for a stroll on the riverwalk before feasting at nearby Neches River Wheelhouse. Note: the spray park is reserved for Port Neches residents ONLY on Saturdays in June, July, and August.
1005 Merriman, Port Neches

Chris Roark Lions Park (Groves)

In addition to a covered picnic area, covered stage, fenced horseshoe pits, and baseball fields, this 9-acre park also featured a spraypark that is open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Open daily from 10 am – 7 pm, covered seating has been added to beat the SETX heat.
6200 Jackson, Groves

Nederland Recreation Center ($)

Opening June 1, the Nederland Pool offers open swim hours, private parties, and season passes for individuals and families. Due to staffing issues, the YMCA of Southeast Texas is running daily operations at the Nederland Pool, as well as providing lifeguard staffing for the 2022 season.
2300 Avenue H | (409) 962-6644

The Pompano ($)

The Pompano is back! Recently acquired and reopened by the owners of the Neches River Wheelhouse, The Pompano pool is updated and open for passholders!
330 Twin City Hwy | (409) 727-3111

Bridge City Splash Pad

We obviously love a good splash pad and park conveniently located next to a library, so Bridge City does not disappoint! Summer reading and water play just go hand in hand!
101 Parkside Drive

Vidor Pool ($)

In addition to open swim, this newer facility also offers Red Cross swim lessons and water aerobics. Staffing issues forced them to close early last year, and they’ve been silent so far about the 2022 season. If you know someone trained and willing to lifeguard, let them know the area pools are always looking! Vidor residents pay $5/person, while non-residents pay $7.50/person. Active-duty military and all military veterans swim free with proof of service. 2 and under are free. Senior citizens swim free on Thursdays. Private parties available. Individual season passes also available.
19161 IH-10, Vidor | (409) 769-9020

Sour Lake Splash Pad

The Sour Lake splash pad is now open for its second season! Conveniently located in Lions Club Park, near the Alma Carpenter Library, you can see how it’s already ticking all of our summer favorite boxes. Open from 8am – 8 pm daily, weather permitting.
485 S. Ann Street, Sour Lake
Splash Park Rules

Lumberton Splash Pad

This is just a lil teaser …. so surprise! A splash pad is the newest addition to Lumberton City Park, which already features a fenced playground, covered picnic areas, restrooms, a skate park, and hiking trails. Although not complete yet, the splash pad is expected and the projected opening date is “once school lets out” – so stay tuned!
1300 TX-421, Lumberton

Did we miss any?
Which one will you be visiting first?
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