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The Best Splash Pads To Cool Off This Summer

Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles

If you’re like us and you have a bunch of little kids, sometimes heading to the beach with all the sand and people while lugging 100 pounds of beach gear just takes too much effort to be fun. That’s why heading to a nearby splash pad that has been specially designed for little kids and has little to no standing water, but plenty of splashy, splashy water fun (and that is easy to get to and easy to keep a keen eye on the kids) is the best way to spend the day.  So we’ve rounded up the Best Splash pads in Los Angeles just for you. Get out and play!

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Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles
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Aidan’s Place
1350 Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

The water feature at the universally accessible playground Aidan’s Place has water spray coming from three misters, which are connected to the play equipment and offers hours of fun and a great way to beat the heat at the playground. Water provides a wonderful sensory experience for all children but is denied to many children with disabilities. These misters are a very popular feature at this very special playground.

Alondra Community Regional Park
3353 Redondo Beach Boulevard, Lawndale, CA 90260

The facilities at Alondra park include a 25 x 25 meter pool, a 6,000-square-foot pool house and recreation building, and a free 3,000 square-foot water splash pad area which is perfect for the kids. There are also other amenities including a 14,000-square-foot skateboard park, indoor restrooms and shaded picnic shelters.

Annenberg Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90277

The Beach House Pool is one of the remaining elements from the historic Marion Davies Estate. It features beautiful tiles that were restored by hand, and marble around the deck. Hours vary depending on the season. However, in the summer families can enjoy the splash pad daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Pool is open on Memorial Day weekend from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and then daily throughout the summer until September 2nd. Check the website to confirm hours before visiting.
Click here to read our Guide to the Annenberg Community Beach House.

Central Park Recreation Center 
1357 E. 22nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

The Central Park Recreation Center re-opened in 2017 after a remodel and renovation. Families will enjoy the swimming pool and splash pad and appreciate the family-friendly fees. (Admission fees to the pool are $1 for youth up to age 17 and $3.50 for adults).

Cerritos Park 
3690 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91204

The splash pad is open and free to the public during seasonal hours. This year, enjoy the facilities from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, May 27th through September 9th. After that the splash pad will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays through October 13th. You’ll also find shaded picnic tables and children’s play area here as well.

Coldwater Canyon Park
1100 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Coldwater Canyon Park is the site of a gentle water-feature perfect for little ones to splash around and cool off. You’ll also find children’s play areas here as well as picnic areas. 

Culver City – The Lion’s Fountain
9840 Culver Blvd, Culver City 90232

This public art doubles as a splash pad, with a central bronze sculpture of a lion surrounded by lighted water jets that have delighted children (and adults) for years. Located in downtown Culver City near the famous Culver Hotel, it’s a terrific place to beat the heat.

Douglas Park
2439 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Douglas Park in Santa Monica offers 3 gorgeous reflecting pools so the kids can catch a glimpse of turtles and ducks, fly fishing, a children’s playground and splash pad, lawn bowling and cement skate board area for the kids.

Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Grand Park is well-known for being the site of many special events throughout the year. However, it is also a great place for families to picnic and enjoy the sunshine. You’ll find an interactive splash pad here which is open to the public. The splash pad features interactive jets and is lots of fun for kids (and adults!) Editor’s Note: The fountain and splash pad will be closed through Friday, June 28, 2019 for improvements.

La Pintoresca Park
45 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103

Families will find lots to do at the 2.9-acre La Pintoresca Park. Park facilities include a children’s playground area, picnic tables, water park, basketball court, and skate area. The La Pintoresca Library is also on-site

Mason Recreation Center
10500 Mason Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Phone: (818) 998-6377

Mason Park boasts two all-access play areas and a splash pad as well as lots of shaded picnic tables that are also universally accessible. Brought to us by the Shane’s Inspiration family, Mason Park is an inclusive playground that is accessible for kids of all abilities. In case of any maintenance needs or malfunctions, splash pad schedule is subject to change.

North Hollywood Recreation Center
11430 Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Phone: (818) 763-7651

A splash pad is just one of the many features families will enjoy at North Hollywood Park. Additionally, you’ll find a seasonal outdoor pool, a children’s playground, baseball diamond, basketball courts, and outdoor fitness equipment here. 

Pacific Community Center and Park
501 South Pacific Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204

The Pacific Community Center and Park “strives to promote wellness, learning, growth and opportunities for socialization.” Enjoy cooling off at the park’s splash pad. And if you’d rather stay dry, you can also take advantage of the many facilities here such as a children’s playground, multi-purpose field, and more. 

Pathfinder Community Park
18150 Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

The 29-acre Pathfinder Community Park is a popular spot! Enjoy scenic views as you take advantage of the many on-site facilities here. Enjoy baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, children’s play areas, the popular splash pad, and more. 

Stoner Park
1835 Stoner Avenue, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

Stoner Park’s play area is approximately 6,400-square-feet and features include a resilient rubberized surface, giant sprinkling mushroom, waterslide, walls of water, mister sprays, swing sets and “cool topper” shades. Stoner’s Universally Accessible Playground provides endless opportunities for children of all abilities to play together. Because the splash pad is a part of the swimming pool area, there is an entrance fee. Check the website for details.

Tongva Park
1615 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

“Discovery Hill” is located in the southeast part of Tongva Park. Here you’ll find the popular splash pad, which is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. In addition, families will also enjoy a children’s play area and shaded picnic area.

Universal Studios – Super Silly Fun Land
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

This splash pad is located within Universal Studios Hollywood and is designed with more than 75 water fun features and includes more than 80 different water-play features. The nearby dry zone features opportunities for kids to climb, jump, and slide. There are also Minion-themed games, rides, and more at this fun section of Universal Studios. Check the website for ticket information.

Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Virginia Avenue Park has it all – a weekly Farmers Market, the Pico Branch Library, The Patio (a popular spot for birthday parties), a children’s playground, and a splash pad. The Splash Pad operates seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. 

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Do you have any more Los Angeles Splash Pads to add to this list? We want to know!


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