Mom, I like Galveston without the sand!
This is what my son told me at Lasker Park Community Pool!
We spend a lot of time at the beach... and this new pool between Broadway and Seawall was a nice change. It has beach entry, little kid splash area, a big slide, a poolside basketball hoop and a lap pool. Non-residents can swim for a fee.
At Lasker Pool, everything is nice and new (including the restrooms) and there is quite a lot of shade around the outside of the pool. There are lifeguards all around the pool and the patrons were friendly.
The lap pool opens early but the rest opens later in the morning. (Everything is closed on Mondays.) At 1:00pm on a weekday, there were less than 10 families at the pool. By 3:00pm, the chairs and pools were filling up.