The 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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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 by far one of the most popular features at their second 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. The pool is open weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend, daily June 9th, 2018 through Labor Day. The free and inviting splash patio is great for little kids, there is no shade but there are several tables and chairs. Splash pad hours are Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm, weekdays 9 am to 6 pm.
Central Park Recreation Center
1357 E. 22nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011
The Central Park Recreation Center pool in South LA re-opened las year. The pool and splash area features a pool and water features that are perfect for kids splash around. Pool admission is free for kids 17 and younger. Call for hours.
3690 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91204
Cerritos Park is next to an elementary school and has picnic tables and a splash pad area. The splash pad is open from 11 am to 6 pm daily from June 11 to September 14, 2018 and on weekends from 1 to 6 pm from September 15 to October 14, 2018.
Coldwater Canyon Park
1100 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Coldwater Canyon Park splash park is a gentle, manmade creek is ideal for kids to splash in. Located in Beverly Hills proper, across from the fire station where Beverly Drive merges with Coldwater.
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 (Currently Under Construction)
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. (Currently under construction)
200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 972-8080
Los Angeles County’s newest park located in Downtown Los Angeles offers a free interactive splash pad that is open to the public. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to enjoy water play in the splash pad, which features interactive jets.
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La Pintoresca Park
45 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103
The 2.9 acre Pintoresca Park in Pasadena includes picnic tables, a playground and a splash pad.
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 a inclusive playground that is accessible for kids of all abilities. The splash pad opens July 1st. 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
The North Hollywood Rec Center offers an outdoor pool as well as an adjacent splash pad. Bathing suits are required for adults and children. Kids are free, adults are $2.50.
Pacific Community Center and Park
501 South Pacific Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 548-4098
The Pacific Community Center and Park in downtown Glendale strives to promote wellness, learning, growth and opportunities for socialization. The free splash pad and water play area is a great place to cool down on a hot day.
Pathfinder Community Park
18150 Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Phone: (562) 690-0933
The Pathfinder Community Park offers stunning city views, a superb kids playground and a splash pad that is perfect for those warm summer days. The pad is open year round, with hours daily from 11 am to 4 pm.
1835 Stoner Avenue, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Stoner’s new 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. Kids are $1, adults are $3.50 and kids can buy a summer pass for $10 that is good at any Los Angeles city pool. Check website for hours and rules.
1615 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square encompass 7 acres centrally located in Santa Monica’s Civic Center. The free splash pad is located in the southeast quadrant of Tongva Park. It features a children’s play area, shaded picnic area, and children’s splash pad . The splash pad has a padded ground, plenty of shade and tables for a picnic.
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. Get dunked by a giant bucket of water or sprayed with water jets – and just try not to laugh. Right next door to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. Bring a suit the next time you head for the tram tour!
Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
The free Virginia Avenue Park splash pad is located adjacent to The Patio and children’s playground. Open until Labor Day. The water splashes up, across, and around in all sorts of ways, alternating between features to keep things super exciting for the little ones.
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