Splash Pads & Spray Grounds in The Woodlands

Splishing and Splashing The Woodlands

Spraygrounds & Splashpads in The Woodlands Texas

Currently, there are Twelve Splash Pads & Spray Grounds in The Woodlands, with another one in progress at Bear Branch Park. They are all public facilities, and many of them do not require an entry fee. Splashpads allow visitors who want to splash around in the water without actually swimming, definitely an upgrade to the old school backyard sprinkler. The Rob Fleming Aquatic Center for example is gated and could be considered The Woodlands Waterpark as the gated facility is primarily splash and spray with swimming lanes. The Wendtwoods Pool, also controlled access, is mostly splash or spray, with a swimming area. A majority of the splash and spray facilities are managed by the The Woodlands Township with the remaining locations under private ownership (rules may vary).

Gated Splashpads & Spraygrounds

The gated entry splashpads in The Woodlands are all managed by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department as are several of the non-gated splashpads. The gated splashpads generally have a direct connection with, or are a part of a Woodlands Township Swimming Pool.

Alden Bridge – Windvale Pool & Splashpad

Cochran’s Crossing – Bear Branch Pool & Splashpad, Shadowbend

Creekside Park – Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, Wendtwoods Pool & Splashpad

College Park Harper’s Landing Pool & Sprayground

Grogan’s Mill Sawmill Pool & attached Spraypad

Panther Creek Ridgewood Pool & Splashpad for the little tykes

Non-Gated Splashpads and Spraygrounds

The non-gated splashpads are located at Town Center, Village of Sterling Ridge, and Creekside Green in the Village of Creekside Park. Splashpads in The Woodlands annual season typically runs from May to October. The open area splashpads are not available to be reserved as they are public facilities open to all during sprayground hours and are subject to maintenance schedules and unexpected shut downs.

Village Creekside Park – Creekside Green Sprayground (small)

Village Creekside Park – Timarron Sprayground

Village Sterling Ridge – May Valley Sprayground

Town Center – Central Park Splashpad @ Market Street

Town Center – Waterway Square Park

Several Places to get Splashed & Sprayed

The first spray-ground to be installed in The Woodlands was the May Valley Spray-ground, and has an old west theme. Viewed from above, the two separate splash pad areas resemble wagon wheels, and rising from the center of one is an old-fashion water tower that showers kids from above. The sprayers children which can aim and spray, resemble horses, and there are a multitude of fountains spraying up from the ground.

In 2012, while undergoing a much-needed update and renovation at the second-oldest park in The Woodlands, the Spray-ground at Sawmill Park was added. Incorporated into the theme of a sawmill, the sprayers resemble “saws” which children can pull back and forth to control the water, and the upright, overhead sprayers are painted to look like tree trunks.

In Creekside Park, the Timarron Spray-ground looks like a giant daisy when viewed from above, a flora & fauna theme that carries over to the overhead sprayers built like giant flowers and cattails, as well as the open-mouthed, giant frog which rains down on kids as they run through. Also in Creekside Park at the Creekside Park Village Green is a splash pad much like those at Waterway Square and Market Street in Town Center.

The Shadowbend Spray-ground in Cochran’s Crossing, open in mid-July 2014, is a tree-themed splash pad is located adjacent to the pool that will be part of the pool during the pool season but will also be open in the off season through late October. A crawl-through rain tree is the centerpiece of the splash pad and is the only one of its kind.

There are two Splashpads in The Woodlands Town Center, one at Waterway Square and another in Central Park, at Market Street. There is one other sprayground in Carlton Woods, a gated community nestled within the heart of The Woodlands. Opened in the spring of 2013, the five-acre park and spray-ground is located on Glensheen Way in Carlton Woods, Sterling Ridge. Because Carlton Woods is a gated community, access to the park and spray-ground is limited to Carlton Woods residents and their guests.

Waterparks in The Woodlands

In the Village of College Park at Harper’s Landing Pool, there is a wide-open spray-ground area that includes mushroom falls and water-spray features. At the Ridgewood Swan Pool / Splash Pad in Panther Creek, kids can dance around in the tumbling buckets and water sprayers over near the Swan slide.

There’s the interactive play structure at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center in the Village of Creekside Park, which includes a 150-gallon dump bucket for huge splashes! Another pool in Creekside Park that has a dump-bucket is the Wendtwoods Pool, which also features other fun playscape features similar to those at the Cranebrook Pool.

In the Village of Alden Bridge is the Windvale Spray-ground, where the play-structure is in a very large shallow area and includes a tube slide, climbing structure and faucets kids can spin to turn the sprayers and waterfalls on and off. And the newest splash pad was added in at the Shadowbend spray-ground, in the Village of Cochran’s Crossing; this tree-themed spray-ground has a crawl-through rain tree as the centerpiece of the splash pad, and is the only one of its kind.

The Sprayground at Sawmill Park,  is adjacent to the pool for access during the pool season, and will also has off-season access through early fall each year, and after the pool is closed at the end of the swimming season(s).  The splashpad at Shadowbend and Sawmill Pools require a pool pass for admittance when the pool due to their the direct connection with the respective swimming pool area.

Spraygrounds in The Woodlands

What are the Splash Pads & Spray Grounds in The Woodlands rules?

We’re glad you asked! By and large, rules for the spray-grounds are pretty common sense – here’s a great  list.

  • Do not drink water from any water feature on all spraypads / swimming pools.
  • Non-Service Animals are prohibited.
  • Food, pets, smoking, alcoholic beverages and or illegal substances are prohibited within 10′ of the spray-ground.
  • No glass containers should be on or near the splash pads.
  • Walk, don’t run in or around the spray-ground area.
  • Do not climb on the spray features; use the playgrounds to climb.
  • Skateboards, bicycles or other items with wheels are not allowed on the spray ground surface at any time.
  • No rough-housing, aggressive behavior, or use of profane language is permitted. Play nice!
  • Changing diapers within 6′ (six feet) of water feature is prohibited.
  • Known use of the water feature while ill with a contagious disease is prohibited.
  • Use of the water feature when ill with diarrhea is prohibited.

Additionally, here are some safety guidelines to keep in mind when visiting the spray-grounds:

  • Please do not let children play while unattended.
  • There are no lifeguards or other staff on duty at many of the spray pads; participate at your own risk.
  • Clear the spray-ground area when lightning is spotted.
  • Rubber-soled water shoes are recommended for better footing at the spraypads and pools.
  • To maintain the water quality, all diaper-aged children should wear plastic pants with tight-fitting elastic at the legs and waist, or swim diapers.
Splash Pads & Spray Grounds in The Woodlands – Activation & Maintenance

As with everything throughout The Woodlands, the Splash Pads & Spray Grounds were built with the conservation of our natural resources in mind. To help ensure the least amount of water is wasted, the spray-grounds function on timers, allowing them to be off when no one is there to play. If you go to one of the spray-grounds and find the water is off, or the water turns off while your children are at play, simply look for the red button on top of the green or blue post (or on top of the “tree stump” at Sawmill Park) and push it until the water starts to flow again. Once the water is on, it will continue to run for four minutes, when the button will need to be pushed again. To ensure water quality is maintained, the splashpads are maintained daily before they open (8am) and on an as needed basis for the remainder of the day. One or more of the spray-grounds may be temporarily closed from time to time. In the event of a malfunction, unsanitary condition or any other non-emergency problem, call the Township Parks and Recreation Department Call them281-210-3900.

Village Swimming Pools in The Woodlands

Butterfly Swimming Pool Swim Teams and Swimming Lessons at Alden Bridge Butterfly in The Woodlands
Alden Bridge Pool

Located in Alden Bridge Park, within view of the iconic road-bridge, is Alden Bridge Village Pool.

The Whale Pool at Bear Branch Swimming Pool in Cochran's Crossing The Woodlands Township
Bear Branch Pool

The Bear Branch Pool is located in Bear Branch Park, in the Village of Cochran's Crossing, .

Cranebrook Splash & Swimming Pool Creekside Park Village Sterling Ridge The Woodlands
Cranebrook Spray Pool

The Cranebrook Splash Pool in Cranebrook Park, on Cranebrook Drive in the Village of Serling Ridge.

Creekwood Swimming Pool in the Village of Panther Creek Swim Teams and Swimming Lessons in The Woodlands
Creekwood Pool

Creekwood Pool aka Panther Pool, is located in the Village Panther Creek, across from Mccullough J High School.

Falconwing Swimming Pool Indian Springs Village
Falconwing Pool

Falcon Wing Pool, aka the Frog Pool is a kid friendly pool with an accessible ramp.

Rob Fleming Aquatic Center Swim Teams and Swimming Lessons The Woodlands Township Creekside Park Village The Woodlands Texas
Fleming Aquatic Center

Rob Fleming Aquatic Center in the Village of Creekside Park is a very popular summertime hangout.

Forestgate Swimming Pool Village Indian Springs The Woodlands Texas
Forestgate Pool

Aka The Octopus Pool, Forestgate Swimming Pool features a baby-pool / slide as well as a larger slide for older children and adults.

Harper's Landing Swimming Pool College Park Village The Woodlands
Harper's Landing Pool

Harper's Landing Pool, the only pool in the Village of College Park. is connected to Harper's Landing Park.

Alden Bridge Village Lakeside Swimming Pool Swim Teams and Swimming Lessons in The Woodlands
Lakeside Pool

Lakeside Pool 1/3 in the Village of Alden Bridge; the home of The Woodlands Hurricanes swim club.

The Swan Swimming Pool in Panther Creek Village
Ridgewood Pool

Aka Swan Pool, Ridgewood Pool in Panther Creek offers adult swimming, along features a splash area, and a baby friendly pool and slide.

Grogan's Mill Village Dragon Swimming Pool Swim Teams and Swimming Lessons in The Woodlands
Sawmill Pool

Sawmill Dragon Pool in Grogan's Mill Village features a partially covered, small child area with slide.

The Log Swimming Pool at Shadow Bend Park Swim Teams and Swimming Lessons Cochran's Crossing Village in The Woodlands
Shadowbend Pool

Shadowbend Pool, aka the Log Pool, features a sprayground area in Village of Cochran's Crossing.

Wendtwoods Spray and Splash Pool in Village Green, Creekside Park
Wendtwoods Pool

Wendtwoods Sprayground Pool in Creekside Park is a smaller version of the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center.

Tulip Swimming Pool Alden Bridge Village in The Woodlands
Windvale Pool

Located in Alden Bridge, the Windvale Tulip Pool is primarily for younger visitors.

Spraypads and Splashgrounds in The Woodlands Texas

There are several spray-grounds in The Woodlands which are open to the community, allowing for visitors who want to splash around in the water without actually swimming.

Park Facility Reservations

Permits are required to reserve a public-park-pavilion in any park facility in The Woodlands-Township-Facility reservation requests can be made online. 

Availability is subject to change without notice and is entirely beyond the control of TheWoodlands.Guide

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