Your Guide to the Best Places to Splash Around!

Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

 

Beat the summer heat wave by making waves of your own! Here’s a list of every local splash pad and water park that’ll help you survive the summer with the kiddos.

So grab your swim suits, floaties, and get ready to have a splashin’ good time!

 


Wading Pools & Splash Pads

 

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center 

Splash pad and wading pool. $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

 

Fullerton 

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

www.tinyurl.com/fullertonparks

 

Garden Grove 

Atlantis Play Center’s 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

 

Irvine

Heritage Park features a 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 Spectrum Center Drive. (949) 753-5180. www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com

 

Laguna Niguel 

Crown Valley Community Park features a splash pad with pelican and dragon sprayers. Open daily, through September 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; weekends through October, weather permitting, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (949) 425-5100. www.tinyurl.com/crownvalleysplashpad

 

Lakewood

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

 

Long Beach 

Towne Center offers a spray pad and fountain in front of the movie theater. Long Beach Towne Center. 7575 Carson Blvd. (562) 938-1722. www.longbeachtownecenter.net

 

Los Angeles 

Grand Park offers a splash pad and fountains. 200 N. Grand Ave. (213) 972-8080. www.grandparkla.org

 

Stanton 

Harry Dotson Park features a playground with spray features. (714) 379-9270. www.ci.stanton.ca.us

 

Tustin 

District Shopping Center features shooting water fountains outside the theater. 2437 Park Ave. (714) 259-9090. www.thedistricttl.com. 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

 


Water Parks

 

Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark   

Daily, through September 3; weekends, September 8 – October 7. 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. www.aquaticasandiego.com

 

Boomers 

Buccaneer Cove. Open through Labor Day weekend. 3405 Michelson Drive, Irvine.

www.boomersparks.com

 

Castle Park

Buccaneer Cove includes five water slides, water tunnels, spray cannons and more. Daily, through August 17; weekends, August 18 – October. 3500 Polk St., Riverside. (951) 785-3000. www.castlepark.com

 

Drop Zone Waterpark 

Open daily through September. Visit their website for admission and season passes. 2165 Trumble Road, Perris. www.dropzonewaterpark.com

 

Knott’s Soak City 

Open daily, through September. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. www.knotts.com/play/soak-city

 

Legoland Water Park and Chima Water Park  

Open daily, through September 3; and weekends, September 8 – October 28. One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. www.legoland.com

 

Newport Dunes Aquatic Fun Park

Calm waves and toys for younger kids, and water trampolines, a mountain with a slide and other water features for older kids. Open year round, visit their website for seasonal times and admission. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. www.tinyurl.com/newportdunes

 

Raging Waters 

Open daily, through August 24; weekends only, August 25 – September 23. 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas. www.ragingwaters.com

 

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Open daily through September. 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia. www.sixflags.com

 

Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

Spend the day in the lazy river, dare to plunge down two-story water slides or swim in the heated 25-yard pool. Spend time with the little ones in the zero-depth play areas, spray pads and smaller slides. Free use of life jackets and tubes. Splash! offers free parking, picnic areas, lockers and tasty food. The 18-acre park is landscaped with palm trees, lush green grassy areas, lounge chairs and umbrellas. 13806 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Check the website for schedule: www.splashlamirada.com.

 

Splash Kingdom in Redlands   

Open daily through September. 1101 California St., Redlands. www.splashkingdom.net.

 

The Cove Waterpark  

Daily, through August 6; weekends only, August 11 – September 30. 4310 Camino Real, Riverside. www.covewaterpark.com

 


Water & Mud

 

Adventure Playgrounds

Huntington Beach, 7111 Talbert Ave., (714) 842-7442, www.huntingtonbeachca.gov; and  Irvine, 1 Beech Tree Lane, (949) 724-6818, www.cityofirvine.org.

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