4 Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles & Orange County for Kids

There are dozens of incredible splash pads all over Los Angeles and Orange County, but these are 4 of our favorites. These play areas that squirt water are great for kids during the summer, and they provide relief for parents as all you have to do is sit and watch them play (at least for older children).

Many of these splash pads are great, and you may already know of one in your local neighborhood. If you’re looking for a splash pad in LA County, their website can help you find one.

But out of the dozens of splash pads we’ve visited, these are 4 of the most fun or most unique ones across Los Angeles and Orange County.

1. Gloria Molino Grand Park in Downtown LA

Gloria Molino Grand Park is a large green space with gardens, picnic areas, art installations, and a playground. Located in the heart of downtown across the street from City Hall, its the location for many community events.

At one end is the splash pad. There’s nothing really fancy about it – it’s large area with jets of water squirting up from the ground. But it’s unique because being located in the middle of downtown LA, there are great views of the buildings all around. A bonus is a Starbucks right to the splash pad, so you can get a drink to sit and sip while your kids play.

There are public restrooms available in the park. There is an underground paid parking structure, along with paid street parking.

Address:
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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2. Adventure Playground in Yorba Linda

This is a combination of a playground and a splash pad, with the splash pad section open only during summers. It’s located next to Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda, which has a normal playground structure. But there’s a gated section called Adventure Playground. Throughout the summer, the Adventure Playground is used as a camp, but its open to visitors the weekdays and weekends.

Adventure Park has a baseball/soccer field and shaded picnic tables. The splash pad has a variety of water play structures designed like rocks. There’s a small waterfall that kids can walk under which is fun for them. There’s also a water slide for kids that meet the height requirement.

The playground is also really unique, rope bridges going around the top, a tall and fast slide, and zip lines.

There are restrooms available in the park. Parking is free in the parking lot.

Hours:
Open June 17 – August 11
Weekdays: 5pm – 7:30 pm Weekends**:** 10am – 7:30pm

Reservations are required during summer.

Address:
4601 Casa Loma Ave
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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3. Splash Zone in Rosemead

The Aquatics Center in Rosemead is host to various swim events and swim lessons. Their Splash Zone is open during the summers. It features a pool moderately shallow pool, a splash pad area with water jets, and 2 water slides.

Restroom are available in splash zone.

Cost:
$1 per child, $2 per adult

Hours:
Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Saturday/Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Address:
3233 Kelburn Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770

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4. Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area is a large park in Irwindale. It has a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, camping sites, a large lake, swim beaches, and boating.

Within the park is a splash pad playground. There is a shallow pool about 2 feet deep. In the middle of it is a play structure with lots of water jets. There are multiple small water slides in the play area.

Restrooms are available next to the splash pad, and there is a parking lot in front of it.

Cost:
$12 per vehicle to enter the park.
$2 per person for a 90-minute session at the splash pad.

Hours:
The park is open daily from 6:00am to 8:00pm.
The splash pad is only open on weekends from 10:30am – 6:00pm

Address:
15501 Arrow Hwy
Irwindale, CA 91706

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While there are dozens of other unique splash pads throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, these were some of our favorite ones to visit. They are only open during the summers and schedules are subject to change, so be sure to check their websites for the most updated information.

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