Swimming Pool & Splash Pad
Monroe Field splash pad
The Monroe Field Splash Pad operates each year from April 1st through September 30th.
Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Pelican Bay pool facility will be closed for the 2024 season.
City of Seabrook Addresses Future of Pelican Bay Pool Facility
Seabrook, TX - On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the Seabrook City Council unanimously voted to approve participation in an interlocal cooperative through the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) BuyBoard. This decision marks a significant step forward in the evaluation of the future of the Pelican Bay Pool facility. The City has entered into an agreement with Progressive Commercial Aquatics, a leading commercial swimming pool consulting firm, to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the facility.
Pelican Bay Pool has long been a cherished asset to the City of Seabrook, serving the community for several decades. The dedicated efforts of the Public Works Department have ensured the facility's continued operation through diligent upkeep and management. However, recent changes to health and safety codes in January 2023 prompted the initiation of assessments to address compliance concerns. Initial estimates projected costs of approximately $500,000 to bring Pelican Bay back into compliance.
As work commenced, additional concerns arose regarding the overall integrity of the facility, leading to escalating costs and uncertainties about necessary replacements. The recent demolition of the slide structure revealed further unexpected safety issues, prompting city staff and council to reassess the project's scope.
Kevin Padgett, Director of Public Works, emphasized the commitment to the longevity and safety of Pelican Bay. "Most of what you see at the pool today is what has been in place for the past 40 to 50 years, other than the smaller splash pad," said Padgett. "We are dedicated to working closely with council and stakeholders to determine the best course of action for our city."
Progressive Commercial Aquatics will conduct a thorough assessment of the pool's existing conditions, including filtration and chemical treatment systems, in accordance with current health code requirements and standards for care. Following the assessment, the firm will provide staff and council with recommendations for corrections, associated costs, and three conceptual design options.
The work of Progressive Commercial Aquatics will commence with a facility condition assessment, with costs not to exceed $23,100, depending on the scope. This assessment will consider state code and regulation compliance, safety, maintenance operations, ADA compliance, and life cycle assessments for pool components, including cost assessments for repairs.
Based on the completion of phase one, the firm will present findings to staff and Council on recommendations with regard to repair costs and/or options for full or phased replacement and will provide three concepts for potential replacement options.
Photos from the demolition of the slide are shown below.
1100 Red Bluff Road
Seabrook, TX 77586
Director of Public Works
Street and Drainage Superintendent
Seabrook Police Department