Party packages, season passes, tube and board rentals, picnic areas and lockers may be available.
Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark (619) 222-4SEA
Daily, May 26 August 27; select dates Aug. 31 October 8. 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. www.aquaticasandiego.com
Boomers (949) 559-8341
Buccaneer Cove. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. 3405 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Castle Park – Buccaneer Cove includes five water slides, water tunnels, fun spray cannons and more. Open: daily, May 13 – August 11; weekends August 12 – October 15. 3500 Polk St., Riverside. (951) 785-3000. www.castlepark.com
Drop Zone Waterpark (951) 210-1600
Attractions include slides, geysers, a FlowRider and more. Open May – September. Visit their website for admission and season passes. 2165 Trumble Road, Perris. www.dropzonewaterpark.com
Knotts Soak City (714) 220-5200
New this year: Shore Break, Aqua-Launch, and The Wedge. Open daily, May – September. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. www.soakcityoc.com
Legoland Water Park
and Chima Water Park (760) 918-5346
New this year, Surfers’ Cove. Open daily, March 18 – April 23 and May 26 – September 4; and weekends, April 29 – May 21 and September 9 – October 1. One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. www.legoland.com
Newport Dunes Aquatic Fun Park (949) 729-1150
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. www.tinyurl.com/newportdunes
Raging Waters (909) 802-2200
Open daily, June 2 – August 28 Weekends only, May 20-29 and September 1-24. 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas. www.ragingwaters.com
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (661) 255-4111
Open: May – September. 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia. www.sixflags.com
Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark (562) 902-3191
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. Season passes on sale now at the pre-season price of just three payments of $19.66, now through May 31. 13806 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Check the website for 2017 schedule: www.splashlamirada.com. Also see Coupons.
Splash Kingdom in Redlands (909) 335-7275
May 20 – September. 1101 California St., Redlands. www.splashkingdom.net.
The Cove Waterpark (951) 360-1974
Three water slides, body-boarding, splash playground for younger kids and continuous river. Also offers day camp. Concessions are available. Daily, May – September; weekends only, September 10-18. 4310 Camino Real, Riverside. www.covewaterpark.com
Wading and Spray Pools
For a list of parks and shopping centers with wading pools and spray features, see Wading and Spray Pools under Aquatics and Water Polo.