I've said it before, but Matheson Park is amazing. I mean rambling wooden playground with giant tires, rock walls, zip lines, swinging ropes and more. Jerry Matheson Park in Tomball is like the popular Donovan Park (in the Heights), but even more adventurous.
This park is directly across from Juergens Park (so it’s really like one giant park) and has the awesome playground, swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball field, restrooms and picnic tables.
AND when we went last week, the pool was open for the season! We marched up after getting hot and worn out at the playground... and asked if non-residents could swim. The lifeguards welcomed us in and told us that everyone can swim for free at this Tomball pool.
Little kids can play in the shallow corner of the pool, with a few feet of water... but it is not beach entry and it is only separated from the rest of the pool with a lane marker... so be ready to watch little swimmers!
Right at opening time there were just a few other people there. As we were leaving after an hour several families had arrived.
The pool is not huge, but it's in good condition, there are life guards, it's free and it was a great way to end the trip to the park!
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