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The Best Water Parks in Houston

Are you up for some fun under the sun in Houston, TX? Houston has some of the best recreational areas and establishments in the Lone Star State, including water parks. With so many in which to spend your summer days, you might be wondering which one to visit first.

For your convenience, we’ve narrowed down the five best ones. Pack your sunscreen and board shorts as we go over these water parks that make Houston one of the best cities for water park fun.

Pirates Bay Water Park

Pirates Bay Water Park is a seasonal attraction that draws in families from all over the city and beyond. With its array of 50-foot slides and wave pools, there’s no shortage of fun things to do. The establishment caters to adults as well as children.

The entrance fee depends on the person’s height. Children under 48 inches can enter for a lower fee than the standard $23.

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

If you’re looking for one of the largest main pools in a water park, check out Hurricane Harbor Splashtown. Hurricane Harbor Splashtown features two large pools that take up nearly two-thirds of the water park’s 48-acre area.

Other than gargantuan pools, nine 40 foot slides guarantee a thrill ride for older kids and even adults. There are also two children’s areas, so don’t worry about where your little ones can stay.

Ticket prices are currently set at roughly $48 online.

Typhoon Texas Water Park

Two words can sum up Typhoon Texas Water Park: “Slides galore.”

Within Typhoon Texas are 10 different slides. By different, we mean different in terms of dimensions and ways to slide. Some of the slides require no effort to go down, whereas others require a large inflatable tube. The latter should give you an idea of how big the slides can get in this water park.

Club Westside Waterpark

One of the most family-friendly water parks in Texas, Club Westside is sure to thrill all members of the family with its facilities and amenities. There’s a fitness center as well as an adult swim-up bar if you fancy a refreshing drink. The water park also has high-speed rides and slides.

There’s no entrance fee, but you need to be a member of the Club Westside community. At the time of writing, memberships for adults cost $500. Members need to pay $175 monthly to use the facilities.