World's First Waterless Water Park Makes a "Splash" in Houston

World's First Waterless Water Park Makes a "Splash" in HoustonSource: Facebook/Slick City Katy
John Becker
Published on December 03, 2023

Texas is about to slide into the record books with the world's very first indoor, waterless water park. In an exhilarating twist on traditional H2O hangouts, Slick City is set to open its doors next Friday at Katy Mills Mall, offering Houston thrill-seekers a dry alternative to wet and wild fun. According to FOX26 Houston, area manager Kevin Dugal claimed, "Slick City is the very first ever waterless water park in the state of Texas."

The slick new playland will span over 55,000 square feet, packed with 11 adrenaline-pumping slides and a variety of aerial attractions designed to cater to all ages—from toddling tykes to the young at heart. “It's a different concept unlike anything you've ever seen at an indoor slide park,” Slick City's general manager Kimberly Dunlap told FOX26 Houston. The park plans to quickly become the go-to spot for everything from the best birthday parties ever to unique corporate outings, hitting the mark for recreational diversity.

Peeking even further inside, the Katy Mills Mall's upcoming attraction isn't just about slides. It boasts a comprehensive experience complete with four sport all-air courts for basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball games, along with over 5,000 square feet of dedicated event space. "The Chron has provided new images detailing the indoor park’s layout, which includes a special zone for guests 11 and younger, featuring a four-level soft play area," Kimmy Dallas, a local resident and amusement park enthusiast, explained while thoroughly poring over the newly released details online.

For those looking to literally slide into the night, Slick City will also offer late-night access for adult guests to bravely zoom down slides under the glow of black lights and lasers. And, as if that weren't enough, the park promises to kick up the fun factor with glow-in-the dark shirts. Slick City is not only about to redefine the water park concept but is also set to inject a boost of employment into the local economy by starting to hire for the new facility this summer.

With ticket prices pegged at $24.99 for those 12 and older and $12.99 for children, Slick City looks to be an affordable escape from the mundane. For more intel on this soon-to-be Houston hotspot, keep an eye on Slick City's social media pages, because a dry spell has never been this exciting. The countdown to a sensational, splash-less debut is on, and Houstonians are poised to take the plunge into the future of aquatic amusement—sans the water.