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Make a Splash

Baytown is a great summer destination for the whole family. The City is home to two water parks – Pirates Bay and Calypso Cove – and six splash-pads! Keep reading to learn more about the best places to make a splash in Baytown this summer.

Pirates Bay

Pirates Bay (5300 East Rd) is Baytown’s largest waterpark and is home to an internationally recognized attraction – the NinjaCross! The NinjaCross Challenge Course is fun at any age; it's designed to test strength and flexibility for all fitness levels. The park also features a FlowRider Surf Machine, a 671-foot lazy river, a wave pool, a large dumping bucket, water slides, and resort-style lounge areas. Pirates Bay won the Waterpark of the Year Award from the Texas Public Pool Council in 2020 in addition to winning the Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association in 2020 for the NinjaCross Challenge Course! Pirates Bay is known for its fun events ranging from beach parties for the little ones, dive-in movie nights, rentals for pool parties and more! Follow Pirates Bay on Facebook to keep up with what events are coming this summer.

Calypso Cove

Calypso Cove (2428 W Main St) is a great place to bring kids of all ages! There is a little pool featuring a dump bucket and a larger pool with a crossing challenge and a water slide. Admission is only $5 per person or the park can be rented for $700! Get out of the house with the kiddos to cool off and have a picnic at Calypso Cove.

Parks with Splash-Pads

Unforgettable memories for your kiddos are made at the park in the summertime. Pack up a lunch and don't forget towels and swimsuits for the kids so they can cool off at any of these Baytown parks:

Check out our Events Page to find fun events happening around Baytown.

For more information on lodging for your next trip, visit our Stay Page!


Marissa Skidmore is a student at the University of Houston ­– Clear Lake, a Public Affairs Intern for the City of Baytown and an active duty Coastie; after graduation, she will attend Officer Candidate School to earn her commission as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. She loves learning, problem-solving, and spending time on the water.

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