The Best Splash Pads and Water Play in So Cal!

Posted Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The heat is on here in So Cal!

And we’ve also got 36 different waves (see what we did there? 😉 )  to beat it!


Wading Pools & Splash Pads


Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center 

Splash pad and toddler wading pool open Memorial day to Labor Day. $3-7. 29 Santa Barbara Drive. (949) 425-2559.



Ruth R. Caruthers Park (wading pool). (562) 804-1424, Ext. 2261.


Buena Park

Carl Brenner Park (wading) and Larwin Park (spray). (714) 236-3860.


Fullerton Parks

Lemon (spray), Valencia (wading) and Adlena parks (spray), and Downtown Plaza (spray pool). (714) 738-6575.


Garden Grove Atlantis Play Center

The Splash Pad is open June 6 to mid-September. Adults are not admitted without a child and the park is staffed during open hours. Closed Mondays. Admission: $2 per person, ages 2 and up. 13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove. (714) 892-6015.


Laguna Niguel – Crown Valley Community Park

Splash pad with pelican and dragon sprayers. Open daily, May 27 – September 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; weekends through November 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (949) 425-5100.



Bloomfield, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin parks (wading). Wading Pool Wednesdays, June – August, 5-7:30 p.m. (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408.


Long Beach Towne Center

Spray pad and fountain in front of the movie theater. Long Beach Towne Center, 7575 Carson Blvd. (562) 938-1722.


Los Angeles

Grand Park – Splash pad and fountains. 200 N. Grand Ave., LA. (213) 972-8080.



Heritage Park – Playground with a splash pad. 14301 Yale Ave. (949) 724-6750. Spectrum – Tortoise water fountain by the food court and a smaller fountain by the Vitamin Shoppe. Plus, a Ferris wheel and carousel. 670 Spectrum Center Drive. (949) 753-5180.



Harry Dotson Park – Playground with spray features, (714) 379-9222, Ext. 270.



Tustin District Shopping Center – Shooting water fountains outside the theater. 2437 Park Ave. (714) 259-9090. Tustin Pioneer Road Park – Pioneer-themed play equipment with water features. 10250 Pioneer Road. (714) 573-3326.



Sigler Park Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses. 7200 Plaza St. (714) 895-2860.



Water Parks


Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark 

Daily, May 26 – August 27; select dates Aug. 31 – October 8. 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. (619) 222-4SEA.



Buccaneer Cove. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. 3405 Michelson Drive, Irvine. (949) 559-8341.


Castle Park

Buccaneer Cove includes five water slides, water tunnels, fun spray cannons and more. Open: daily, June 1 – August 11; weekends August 12 – October 15. 3500 Polk St., Riverside. (951) 785-3000.


Drop Zone Waterpark

Attractions include slides, geysers, a FlowRider and more. Open May  27 – September 4. Visit their website for admission and season passes. 2165 Trumble Road, Perris. (951) 210-1600.


Knotts Soak City 

New this year: Shore Break, Aqua-Launch, and The Wedge. Open daily, May 20 – September 10. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. (714) 220-5200.


Legoland Water Park and Chima Water Park  

New this year, Surfers’ Cove. Open daily, May 26 – September 4; and weekends, September 9 – October 1. One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. (760) 918-5346.


Newport Dunes Aquatic Fun Park

Calm waves and fun toys for younger kids and bigger kids can romp on water trampolines, a mountain with a slide and other water features. Open year round, weather permitting, visit their website for seasonal times and admission. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 729-1150.


Raging Waters 

Open daily, June 2 – August 28. Weekends only, September 1-24. 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas. (909) 802-2200.


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor 

Open: May 27 – September 30. 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia. (661) 255-4111.


Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

Guaranteed to entertain; choose to spend the day in the lazy river, dare to plunge down two-story water slides or swim in the heated 25-yard pool. Adults can spend time with the little ones in the zero-depth play areas, spray pads and smaller slides. Free use of life jackets and tubes are always included with admission. Splash! offers the best value, with free parking, picnic areas, all-day park access, lockers and tasty food. The 18-acre park is beautifully landscaped with palm trees, lush green grassy areas, lounge chairs and umbrellas. 13806 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Check the website for 2017 schedule: (562) 902-3191.


Splash Kingdom in Redlands

May 20 – September 24. 1101 California St., Redlands. (909) 335-7275.


The Cove Waterpark  

Three water slides, body-boarding, splash playground for younger kids and continuous river. Also offers day camp. Concessions are available. Daily, May to September; weekends only, September 10-18. 4310 Camino Real, Riverside. (951) 360-1974.



Stay cool cucumbers and don’t forget to tag us in your water fun @kidsguidemagazine or share your photos with us on our facebook page! We love seeing them!



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