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Top Places to Cool Down in Houston

When the weather gets warm in Houston, residents take refuge in cooler locations around the city.

We’ve compiled the top three places to cool down in Houston when the weather gets warm.

The Gateway Fountain in Discovery Green is a space for children to cool down as they splash in the jets that spring from the granite floor. Rising as high as 14 feet children enjoy playing in the foutain year round, but it’s a more popular destination in the summer months. The fountain is open on Mondays from noon – 7 p.m. and Tuesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Also at Discovery Green is kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Kinder. Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented on site. Also available are $5 kayak rides! Paddle boards rent out for $10 for 20 minutes of paddle time. Discovery Green tells us to wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and they will provide the life jackets!

Make sure to leave your pets at home!

Those who want to stay near the water but still get some exercise in and rent pedal boats at Hermann Park Conservancy. They’re open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost of a boat rental is $10 for a 30 session and up to four riders can fit in a boat. Life vests are provided and mandatory!

When not on the water, guests can enjoy all day train rides for $6.50 and a stroll in the Japanese Gardens.

On a hot summer day, you can take the kids to Nottingham Park! The kids can get wet and play in the splash pad and parents can rest under the shade nearby. Also in view of the shaded rest area is a dry play ground for kids to romp around on.

Attraction and operations are subject to weather conditions.

Stay cool, Houston!

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