Wading and Spray Pools

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center – Splash pad and wading pool. Open Memorial day to Labor Day. $3-7. 29 Santa Barbara Drive. (949) 425-2559. www.swimoc.com/aliso-viejo-aquatic-center
 
Bellflower – Ruth R. Caruthers Park (wading pool). (562) 804-1424, Ext. 2261. www.bellflower.org
 
Buena Park – Carl Brenner Park (wading) and Larwin Park (spray). (714) 236-3860. www.buenapark.com
 
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. www.tinyurl.com/crownvalleysplashpad
 
Fullerton Parks – Lemon (spray), Valencia (wading) and Adlena parks (spray), and Downtown Plaza (spray pool). (714) 738-6575. www.tinyurl.com/fullertonparks
 
Garden Grove Atlantis Play Center – The Splash Pad is open mid-June 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. www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us
 
Grand Park – Splash pad and fountains. 200 N. Grand Ave., LA. (213) 972-8080. www.grandparkla.org
 
Irvine – Heritage Park – Playground with a splash pad. 14301 Yale Ave. (949) 724-6750. www.cityofirvine.org/parks
 
Irvine Spectrum – Tortoise water fountain by the food court and a smaller fountain by the Vitamin Shoppe. Plus, a Ferris wheel and carousel. 670 Specctrum Center Drive. (949) 753-5180. www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com
 
Lakewood – 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. www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation
 
Long Beach Towne Center – Spray pad and fountain in front of the movie theater. Long Beach Towne Center, 7575 Carson Blvd. (562) 938-1722. www.longbeachtownecenter.net
 
Stanton – Harry Dotson Park – Playground with spray features, (714) 379-9222, Ext. 270. www.ci.stanton.ca.us
 
Tustin District Shopping Center – Shooting water fountains outside the theater. 2437 Park Ave. (714) 259-9090. www.thedistricttl.com
 
Tustin Pioneer Road Park – Pioneer-themed play equipment with water features. 10250 Pioneer Road. (714) 573-3326. www.tustinca.org.
 
Westminster – Sigler Park Splash Pad water features include ten-foot-tall pelicans, palm trees and sea horses. 7200 Plaza St. (714) 895-2860. www.westminster-ca.gov