The City of Brenham is adjusting operating hours for the Henderson Park splash pad in response to public feedback.

Public Works Director Dane Rau announces new
hours for the Henderson Park splash pad during
Thursday's Brenham City Council meeting.

Effective today (Monday), the splash pad will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Weekend hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

The changes come a week after the announcement of a schedule that only featured evening hours on weekdays in exchange for longer hours over the weekend.

Public Works Director Dane Rau announced the new times at Thursday’s city council meeting.  He said the splash pad hours must be reduced due to the Brazos River Authority’s continued systemwide drought watch, but believes the revised schedule will provide added variety for families.

Rau’s update came after two residents spoke at the beginning of the meeting to ask the city to add daytime hours for the splash pad.  Several posts and comments on social media also requested different hours.

The splash pad first opened for the season on April 1st and has been in operation since June 2020.

What’s your Reaction?


  1. Thank you so much ? we will make use of it and enjoy something local in Brenham Texas??

  2. If they would put in an infrared light in the line and a storage tank in the ground you would have endless hours of time being open amd not wasting water going down the creek all the time. Sounds like that wasn’t very reasonable when built and being conservative

    1. The splash pad uses, in a full day, around 20,000 gallons of water. If you are a city resident, you’re paying for it. Conservation of water? That’s for those blue, liberal, ‘woke’ states… until the water treatment plant falls even farther behind, then it’ll be everybody’s problem.

      1. I was given that figure by a former city of Brenham employee who dealt with that issue when the splash pad was being planned. If you’re worried about wasting water and the fact that the water treatment plant will need to be enlarged or relocated, then call the City of Brenham and ask where they stand on that- – past 85% capacity, and they’ve got to have a plan in the works.

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