Make a splash this summer at Houston’s public pools

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Cool off and teach your kids to swim, for free at Houston’s 37 public pools that are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Houston Public Pools

Northwest of Downtown

Northeast of Downtown

Southwest of Downtown

Southeast of Downtown

Houston Pool Hours

Use our handy list below to find a pool near you for free swimming all summer long.

To make this even better, the city offers free swim lessons for kids ages 6 to 13.

Remember that in addition to the pools, Houston has 23 free splashpads that are open all year long. That means there are at least 60 places to cool off as Houston heats up!Splashpads are open every day.  For the pools, be sure to check on schedule and holiday hours before heading out.

Public Pools Northwest of Downtown Houston

Public Pools Northeast of Downtown Houston

Public Pools Southwest of Downtown Houston

Public Pools Southeast of Downtown Houston

Houston Public Pools

  • Dates: Memorial Day through Labor Day. Click here for specific details on dates and hours for individual pools.
  • Times: 1pm to 8pm
  • Location: 37 pools around Houston. Click here to see specific pools.
  • Phone: 832-395-7129
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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Jill Jarvis founded and writes BigKidSmallCity – Things to Do in Houston with Kids. On BigKidSmallCity, she provides weekly lists of events for kids, things to do in Houston from a mom’s perspective, family-friendly interviews of local leaders and resources for parents.


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