Let’s Explore: Pharr Aquatic Center


RGV Moms, let’s get our littles (and our bigs) outside and explore all that the Rio Grande Valley has to offer! We’re excited to begin a new series entitled, “Let’s Explore,” where our RGV Moms Blog Contributors will take you along on their RGV adventures. Before summer is over, we wanted to make sure to visit the Pharr Aquatic Center!

Pharr Aquatics Center

RGVMB Directory Listing

Location: 1000 S Fir St, Pharr, Texas

Phone: (956) 402-4000

Hours: Weekdays (closed on Wednesdays): 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Weekends: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Weekdays (closed on Wednesdays): $5/adult, $3/child; Weekends: $10/adult, $5/child

Time Needed: 2-4 hours

Website: Pharr Aquatic Center

Facebook Page: facebook.com/pharraquatics/

Let’s Explore!

The Pharr Aquatic Center has been open for just a few years, and we finally made it out there! I’m so glad we did!

I took my three kiddos on a weekday in late July. We went early to beat the crowd, and we had a blast!

The park features plenty of seating and shade. There are two body slides, two fun splash and spray areas, and a lazy river connected to a tube slide. Kiddos have to be over 47 inches tall to ride on the slides. My six-year-old just barely missed the cut, but she’ll be tall enough next year! 

Insider Tips:

  • Bring water shoes for the littles…the deck gets very hot
  • Outside food and drinks aren’t allowed, but there is a concesion stand with nachos, pocorn and drinks.
  • I recommend this adventure for kids ages three and up. Water wings/puddle jumpers aren’t allowed on the slides or lazy river.

So, RGV Moms, get out there and explore! Check out our RGV Directory for more information and adventure ideas!


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