Updated for 2021
Looking for a fun way to keep the kids moving, entertained, and not over-heated? Splash Pads are the answer. You’ll find splash pads in parks and locations all over Los Angeles. Find a neighborhood favorite and go out exploring some new sites.
Summer can be blazing hot in SoCal, so splash pads are a perfect way to keep cool and let the kids have fun at the same time. They’ll be running around, but they’ll be getting wet and not getting overheated this way. It’s a win-win!
We’re not sure who invented the splash pad, but we want them to know we are big fans. And so are the kids!
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Splash Pads in Los Angeles for Keeping Cool
Aidan’s Place at Westwood Recreation Center
1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
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!
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. Generally open seven days a week, from dawn to dusk.
The Lion’s Fountain
9840 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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.)
Belvedere Community Regional Park
4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022
The kids certainly won’t be claiming boredom at this park. Among Belvedere’s 30.94 acres, you’ll find a children’s play area, basketball courts, softball fields, swimming pool, and a splash pad. Additionally, the park is very popular because of the skate park on the property.
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 a seasonal outdoor pool, a children’s playground, baseball diamond, basketball courts, and outdoor fitness equipment here.
Juntos Family Park
3135 Drew St., Los Angeles, CA 90065
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.
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.
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)!
Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center
7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
You can do everything at Pan Pacific Park. Run, skip, jump, hop. Swing, slide, climb. Many of the park’s facilities were updated with colorful new improvements not too long ago. And when the kids are hot and need to cool off, have some fun in the park’s splash pad.
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.
Mason Recreation Center
10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA
Mason Park is popular among local families. In addition to a fun splash pad, families will also find a baseball diamond, basketball courts, and children’s play area as well. Bring a ball and a Frisbee, too!
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.
Panorama Recreation Center
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. There’s something for everyone.
Want more than just a splash? Check out the list of great Public Pools in Los Angeles.
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? 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. Click here to read our guide for Everything You Need to Know About the Annenberg Community Beach House.
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.
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.
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.
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 information.
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, water park, basketball court, and skate area. The La Pintoresca Library is also on-site.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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