If you are looking for a unique experience with your kids this summer, and you don't mind your kids to get dirty and wet, you must try Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach.
Located in Central Park near the Central Library at 7111 Talbert Avenue, Youth Shelter, and Amphitheater, this amazing park called Adventure Playground is one place your kids can actually be kids, and let their imagination take them on a journey of fun and adventure!
Kids can raft in a small pond, go down a mudslide, and build forts at Adventure City.
We recommend to start with building forts before the kids are wet and dirty, and then move on to more exciting game like rafting in the pond. Be prepared for your kids to fall in the pond, get wet, and get dirty. But, they will have so much fun that they would want to keep going back in the line and do the rafting over and over and over again. I promise you that!
Once they get over the rafting, it is time for the mud slide...an old fashion fun. While they are going down the slide, they will be assisted by staff with a hose for a smoother slide. There is something about being in the nature and feeling the mud under your feet as you drop in all that muddy water...like you are free to be who you are with no limitations.
All visitors, including adults, must wear closed-toe shoes that cover the entire foot without holes or slits on any part of the shoe. Also take a few towels, a change of clothes, extra shoes, and a plastic bag for the wet clothes. There are no lockers or cubbies available, but unheated showers and changing rooms are provided to clean up afterwards.
We also recommend taking beach chairs or blankets for adults who want to watch. But you are really encouraged to participate in the fun, and feel like a kid yourself even just for a few hours. All you need is your sense of adventure, and willingness to try something new. It might be out of your comfort zone, but once you put your feet in that pond, all your limitations suddenly melt away, and all you can think about is why you have never done this before.
If you will be eating at the park, take your own lunch. Refreshments are sold at the playground for a minimal cost, and they consist of soda, juice, chips, and candy. You may eat inside the playground or outside in the adjacent park.
The cost for a full day of fun at Adventure Playground is only $4.00 per child. All adults 16 and older are free. Adventure Playground does not accept credit cards, so make sure you take enough cash with you for each child. Large groups may pay with cash or a check made payable to the City of Huntington Beach.
Adventure Playground is open from June 17, 2019 through August 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays and July 4th. Play ends at 3:40 pm for cleanup. Groups of more than 10 children need to make reservations. Reservations will be taken through Adventure Playground at (714) 842-7442.
Adventure Playground is located at 7111 Talbert Avenue in Huntington Beach. The entrance is from the Central Library parking lot.