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Baytown’s Pirates Bay Waterpark – Fun for the Family

Jun 06, 2015 02:10PM ● By Corinne Moore
Pirates Bay Water Park, located at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex, 5300 East Road in Baytown, is a Caribbean-themed, 4-acre water park. Operated by the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department, the family-friendly resort-styled park opened the summer of 2010.

Pirates Bay features attractions for everyone with 2 Beach style “zero-entry” pools, a large active and colorful Pirate themed water play center complete with a large dumping bucket and an awesome array of spray nozzles, tot slides, and water guns, a 671 foot long lazy river, three large slide towers and a 10,000 square foot wave pool.  Slides include fun for both kids and adults alike with innertube slides, body slides, racing slides, drop slides and the new boomerango slide.

Beach-style, “zero–entry” pools (gradually sloping from the deck into the water, becoming deeper with each step, in the manner of a natural beach) is ideal for older people or families with young children.  The feature attraction is the Flowrider surfing machine. The Flowrider provides an endless moving mountain of water with all the excitement of ocean surfing that challenges all who enter. Surfer boys and girls can ride the waves with an audience, as there is always a crowd watching. A wave pool, two new slides and a concession area were added in 2014.  The park also features a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small rectangular pool for lap swimming and swim lessons programs. The two concession stands offer hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders and pizza; and covered picnic areas invite visitors to rest between activities. The Crow’s Nest, an air conditioned meeting room, is available year-round for rentals for family reunions and company outings.

The park also offers five party tents and two large pavilions available for rentals for birthday parties or family get-togethers.

Visitors enjoy free tubes, free parking and are welcome to bring coolers, provided no glass bottles or alcoholic beverages are brought onsite.

Pirates Bay 2015 season opened on May 2 for weekends only.  Beginning June 6, the park will move to seven day a week operations.  The season will end on August 23 as the park will return to weekends only through Labor Day. .The season will end on Sunday, August 24. However, the park will re-open for Labor Day weekend August 30 through September 1. The schedule will be dependent on weather after Labor Day.  Pirates Bay is open Mon-Thurs from 11-7 and Fri-Sun 10-7. Admission is $20 for persons taller than 48 inches; $15 for those below 48 inches. Group rates and Season Passes are available for individuals and families as well.

Visit for updates and more information, or call Pirates Bay Waterpark at 281-422-1150. Tickets can be purchased online or at the park.

SWIM LESSONS: For swim lessons and surf lessons, call 281-422-1150. Take out the $100 per day for week rentals our rental rates are $150 for a party tent, $250 for a party pavilion and $350 for the Crow’s Nest.  We no longer offer the $50 an hour during the week for the Crow’s Nest.

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