Cost: PRICES HAVE GONE UP A LOT (starting 2016). See them HERE.
Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center is some pool! It has a beach entry, giant shallow half of the pool, giant deep end of the pool, 3 slides, 2 diving boards, rock waterfall and lots and lots of fountains, buckets and games. Its like my favorite Noah's Ark, but much bigger and closer to downtown!
We visited for a party and my kids nearly fell over when they saw the pool. It's not just a pool, it's a water playground! In the shallow end, where water goes from 0 to 3.5 feet deep, there are fountains and buckets everywhere. Once the buckets fill up, they dump all over the kids in the pool.
In between the deep and shallow ends, you can find lap lanes and a big rock waterfall.
You may have seen me... I was the mom in the boy's swim trunks and t-shirt, chasing the baby that did not want to get out of the pool to go home (even after hours of playing). I tried for a while to stay dry, but kept finding myself under buckets that had filled to the brim and dumped on the pool.
I highly recommend this pool for families that are looking to cool off. Just wear swim suits or shorts or anything that actually makes sense for a Houston summer and a swimming pool.
Looking for more pools?
Check out Houston's free city pools HERE and free splashpads HERE.
Find Bellaire's Town Square Pool HERE.
Find the Quillian Center's Noah's Ark HERE.
Find The Woodland's Pools HERE.