Updated for 2023
Looking for a fun way to keep the kids moving, entertained, and not over-heated this summer? Well, you’re in luck because these Splash Pads in Los Angeles are the answer for you! Splash pads are a fantastic alternative to a traditional swimming pool for families with kids of all ages.
Typically found at free public parks, Splash Pads are fantastic for interactive water play with very little or no standing water. You’ll find splash pads in parks and locations all over Los Angeles. Find a neighborhood favorite and go out exploring some new sites.
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Splash Pads all over Los Angeles for Keeping Cool
Aidan’s Place at Westwood Recreation Center
1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(NOTE: the water features are currently being repaired)
Aidan’s Place is a universally accessible playground offering fun for all. And on a hot day, have fun with the three misters which are connected to the play equipment and offer an enjoyable sensory experience for all kids. In fact, the misters may very well be the most popular feature at this park!
The Lion’s Fountain
9840 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Note: the water jets have been turned off)
Adjacent to the famous Culver Hotel, you’ll find The Lion’s Fountain, an eight-foot-tall bronze lion sculpture. Kids will love the 40-lighted jets shooting streams of water up into the air. ) Many find the lion reminiscent of the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz and the lion from MGM Studios.)
Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA
Virginia Avenue Park has it all — a weekly Farmers Market, the Pico Branch Library and Annex, 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.
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Did you know the Annenberg Community Beach House also has a splash pad? The family friendly splash pad is free and open to the public year-round. Hours vary depending on the season. However, in the summer families can enjoy the splash pad daily from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Check out our guide for Everything You Need to Know About the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Tongva Park – Discovery Hill
1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Amazingly enough, the 6-acre Tongva Park was once an asphalt parking lot. Now it’s a popular destination for families. “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.
CENTRAL LOS ANGELES
Hope and Peace Park
843 S. Bonnie Brae St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
There’s lots of fun to be found at Hope and Peace Park for kids of all ages. Walk around, take off your shoes, and get cooled off at this fun splash pad. Hope and Peace Park amenities include basketball, picnic tables, a gazebo, and playgrounds. Generally open seven days a week, from dawn to dusk.
200 N. Grand Ave., 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)!
Queen Anne Recreation Center
1240 West Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
Play Area Replacement Project includes the demolition and removal of the existing play area; installation of a new play area with a safety surface; installation of new fitness equipment; resurfacing of the existing pedestrian trails, construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramp, restriping a parking lot and placement of new benches, tables and of a drinking fountain.
1357 E. 22nd St., 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. Check website for updated fees and hours.
Alondra Community Regional Park
3850 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Lawndale, CA 90260
Alondra Community Regional Park is “the largest park closest to the ocean and the beach cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach.” This 53-acre park includes a picturesque lake as well as a 3,000-square-foot splash pad area perfect for a family outing! You’ll also find a skateboard park, 25 x 25 meter pool, a children’s play area, and more at this park. The splash pads are open from May 1st to September 30th 7 days a week 10am-7pm.
Saint Andrews Recreation Center
8701 St. Andrews Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90047
The Saint Andrews Rec Center provides camps, childcare and recreational programs to its community members. As well as lighted ball (baseball, basketball, tennis) fields/courts and a jogging path. The splash pad is a popular attraction to kids of all ages during the warm summer months.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Juntos Family Park
3135 Drew St., Los Angeles, CA 90065
This quaint park is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and is perfect for toddlers. There is plenty of seating around the splash pad. After the kids are done running around and playing on the swings and slide, cool off at the splash pad at Juntos Family Park. It’s a popular spot among neighborhood families.
Super Silly Fun Land
Universal Studios Hollywood
Super Silly Fun Land is an “elaborate play zone adjacent to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” featuring 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 cost and information.
North Hollywood Park
11430 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
A splash pad is just one of the many features families will enjoy at North Hollywood Park. Additionally, you’ll find an unheated seasonal outdoor pool, a children’s playground, a baseball diamond, basketball courts, and outdoor fitness equipment.
Panorama Recreation Center CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
8600 Hazeltine Ave., Panorama City, CA 91402
Families in the valley can have some water fun at the splash pad found at the Panorama Recreation Center. You’ll also find outdoor fitness equipment, basketball courts, a children’s play area, and a baseball diamond.
Rancho Tapo Community Park
3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA 93063
At Rancho Tapo Community Park, families will find the thoughtful Veteran’s Plaza, paying tribute to all those who have served our country. Locals refer to this park as “Lemon Park.” In addition to tennis courts, basketball courts, a fitness equipment area, and a play area, children will have fun at the park’s splash pad. When you need to dry off, take a leisurely stroll on the park’s walking trail. The 2022 Splash Pad season will open on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 and will end on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022. The hours of operation are from 11:00am – 7:00pm, but will be closed for maintenance every day from 2:30pm – 3:30pm .
Pacific Community Center and Park
501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91204
Pacific Community Center and Park “strives to promote wellness, learning, growth and opportunities for socialization.” Perfect on warm summer days is 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.
3690 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204
This newly built park is a family favorite. Cerritos Park features a children’s play area with two age-appropriate play structures, several shaded picnic tables, water play features, and tons of green space.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area
905 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90059
The Earvin “Magic” Johnson Rec Area is a 104-acre recreation area, named after basketball Hall of Famer, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and is an ideal location for outdoor activities such as gatherings, festivals and large sports activities. Popular features of the park are the beautiful fishing lakes, open green space and a popular walking path. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
Belvedere Community Regional Park
4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022
Among Belvedere’s 30.94 acres, you’ll find a children’s play area, basketball courts, softball fields, a swimming pool, and a splash pad. Additionally, the park is very popular because of the skate park on the property.
Washington Ave Park
15614 S. Washington Ave., Compton, CA 90221
Washington Avenue Park has an exciting splash pad surrounded by recycled plastic chairs, solar light fixtures, and two playgrounds for kids, ages 0 to 5. It also has restrooms, adult fitness equipment, a walking path, and an open lawn area. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
Amelia Mayberry Park
13201 E. Meyer Rd., Whittier, CA 90605
Mayberry Park has 14 acres of family fun for all ages. Families can enjoy a game of basketball or softball, play on the playground or exercise in the Fitness Zone. The park’s splash pad is a perfect opportunity for children to cool off in during the warm days of summer. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 10am-7pm.
10130 S. Gunn Ave., Whittier, CA 90605
Adventure Park, formerly Gunn Avenue Park, is a 15+ acre park with baseball and softball fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, gym, classes and so much more. The clean Splash Pad is never too crowded and has lots of shade opportunities. There is a big playground right next the Splash Pad. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 10am-7pm.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
City Terrace Park
1126 N. Hazard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063
City Terrace Park is a part of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation System. This park is popular with local families year-round, but even more so during the warm summer months because of the park’s splash pad. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
Atlantic Avenue Park
570 S. Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022
This small park is inviting for leisure picnics and strolls. The splash pad is the perfect place for young children to refresh during the warm months of summer. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
Arcadia Community Regional Park
405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Arcadia Community Regional Park is a beautiful palm tree linked public green space with tennis courts, ball fields, an outdoor swimming pool and fun splash pads for the kids. The Lawn Bowling greens are now open as well.
San Angelo Park
245 S. San Angelo Ave., La Puente, CA 91746
San Angelo Park offers loads of family activities for a day of fun in the sun. The splash pads area has many water jet patterns and styles and is well maintained. There are also other park amenities such as basketball, baseball, exercise equipment, picnic benches, playground and much more. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
510 N. Vineland Ave., La Puente, CA 91746
Bassett Park is a soccer player’s fav, with the first artificial turf soccer field in Los Angeles County. However, there is something for everyone: a playground and splash pad for children and toddlers, a skate park for teens, and picnic shelters and barbecue pits so families can enjoy picnics. The splash pad will open July 6th.
Allen J. Martin Park
14830 E. Giordano St., La Puente, CA 91744
Allen J. Martin Park has undergone major transformations within the last couple of years. A new community building was built, a splash pad was added, the basketball court was refurbished, trees were planted, and the colorful buildings reflect the energy and the variety of the park’s programs. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
515 S. Deepmead Ave., La Puente, CA 91744
Sunshine Park is a well maintained community park with a splash pad, meeting building, play are for kids, covered pavilions for picnics, basketball, baseball, lots of grass for running and an adult fitness area. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
747 N. Rimgrove Dr., La Puente, CA 91744
This popular park, located near Amar Road and Azusa Avenue in the unincorporated area of Valinda, features a baseball diamond, basketball court, playground, barbecue areas with picnic tables, a fitness station, and a splash pad. Youth baseball, softball, and soccer games are frequently played at this park. During the summer, concerts and festivals are popular at this park. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11 am-7 pm.
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Los Robles Park
14906 E. Los Robles Ave., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
For more than 50 years, Los Robles Park has been a quiet and quaint escape for local families to picnic, enjoy leisure and unstructured recreational activities. A brand new splash pad was built in 2017 and provides hours of splashy fun for kids of all ages. There is plenty of shaded seating on the nearby grassy lawn. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
Carolyn Rosas Park
18500 E. Farjardo St., Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Formally called Farjado County Park, the Carolyn Rosas Park features classes, camps, basketball courts, baseball, soccer, picnic areas, weight rooms, bbq’s, playgrounds, splash pads and so much more. The splash pads are open May 1st to September 30th, 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
Pathfinder Community Regional Park
18150 Pathfinder Rd., 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.
Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area
15501 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706
The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area is a county park located in the San Gabriel Valley, inside the Santa Fe Dam. The large park boasts a 70-acre lake for fishing & boating, plus a summer swim beach & water play area. Splash pads start on June 15th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and are open 7 days a week. Please note there is a park entrance fee. Check website for fee details.
5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
This popular family destination is a great park for people of all ages. Valleydale Park has sand in the playgrounds and 2 great playgrounds for toddlers and older kids (2-7). There is also basketball courts, baseball fields, picnic areas, splash pad and a walking trail. The splash pad will be in operation from May 1st – September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 days a week).
18867 E. Armstead St., Azusa, CA 91702
Dalton Park is a small beautiful neighborhood park in the unincorporated area of Azusa. Children can have endless fun on the playground and adults can exercise in the fitness zone. During the warm months of summer, the splashpad is a great option for children to cool off. The splash pad will be in operation from May 1st – September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 days a week).
Splash Zone at Garvey Park – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
3233 Kelburn Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770
Splash Zone at Garvey Park is a water park experience that feature two colorful large water slides, a splash play area, and a 2,500 square foot lesson pool. There is a small entrance fee per person. We suggest you call the facility before going to confirm details.
Rio de Los Angeles State Park (a.k.a. Taylor Yard)
1900 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065
You’ll find a fun splash pad here as well as a children’s play area, walking paths, basketball courts, picnic areas, and a baseball diamond. Families can easily spend the day here without running out of things to do.
La Pintoresca Park
45 E. Washington Blvd., 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, a water park, a basketball court, and a skate area. The La Pintoresca Library is also on-site.
3801 E. 61st St., Huntington Park, CA 90255
Freedom Park is a clean community park with 2 basketball courts, a playground, a recreation center, and a splash pad. The Freedom Park Splash Pad is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LAKE LOS ANGELES / ANTELOPE VALLEY
Stephen Sorensen Park
16801 E. Ave. P, Palmdale, CA 93591
This unique park features 2,200 square feet of aquatic space. Ground-level and elevated spray features include: a water wall, foaming geyser, Water garden frog, and a bollard activator. The park is located in the high desert in Northern Los Angeles County, where the summer temperatures frequently top 100 degrees. There are six large cantilevered fabric shades covering the entire splash pad, so families can enjoy the water with limited exposure to the sun. The splash pad will be in operation from May 1st – September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 days a week).
Pearblossom County Park
33922 N. 121st St. East, Pearblossom, CA 93553
Pearblossom Park is located in the quiet town of Pearblossom at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The 2500 square foot splash pad is well-shaded and is a popular kid favorite during the hot summer days. The splash pad will be in operation from May 1st – September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 days a week).
Want more than just a splash? Check out the list of great Public Pools in Los Angeles.