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Splash into Adventure: Discover 32 Must-Visit Splash Pads in LA! 💦

32 Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles & Beyond!

(Updated for 2024) Summer is around the corner, and it's time to make a splash! Whether you're a local or just visiting, there's no better way to beat the heat in LA than at one of the city's many amazing splash pads. And we've got you covered with a list of 32 must-visit splash pads for a fun and memorable summer experience. From exciting new spots to tried-and-true favorites, these splash pads offer endless hours of cooling relief, adventure, and family-friendly fun. So grab your towel, sunscreen, and water shoes, and get ready to dive into adventure at some of LA's best splash pads.

Most parks with splash pads in Los Angeles County will be operating as of May 1, 2024, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 7 days a week. Keep reading for a big list of splash pads in and near Los Angeles!

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26. Pathfinder Community Regional Park

27. Veterans Memorial Park

28. Glendale Wading Pools

32 Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles & Beyond

Splash Pads in Los Angeles

210 N. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Splash Pad at Grand Park has alternating jets that are fun for little kids. There are plenty of chairs for caregivers and a Starbucks near the Splash Pad, so you can enjoy a coffee or tea while your kids are having fun with the water jets. Snacks are also available at Starbucks if you want to skip packing snacks. The new Grand Park Playground is just a perfect way to warm up and get dry. Clean bathrooms are nearby and open all day. Dogs are allowed in the park but must be on a leash at all times.

The park is open to the public every day from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 pm. Parking is available in Lot 10 with entrances on Broadway and Hill Street between First and Temple Streets (in the middle of the park).

1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca 90024

Cool down on a hot day at Aidan's place! The spray coming from three misters connected to the play equipment offers hours of fun and a great way to beat the heat at the playground. Aidan's place is also a fully-accessible playground.

1835 Stoner Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Stoner Park has a pool with a splash park featuring sprays and spouts lining and fountains. The pool is 4 1/2 feet deep to be used for all ages and has a twisty slide for bigger kids. An adult must accompany children under seven on a one-to-one ratio. The pool is open from May 28, 2022, Memorial Day Weekend, to September 5, 2022, Labor Day.

Children under four must wear "swim diapers" or plastic pants. The admission fee is $4.00 for adults and $1 for kids for the entire day. Men must wear swim trunks or board shorts, and women must wear a bathing suit. For hours, check their website or call (310) 575-8286, as the opening hours vary. Street parking is available.

4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90022

Even though Belvedere park is one of the top skate parks in California, kids also enjoy splashing during hot summertime at its' splash pads and public swimming pool. A trendy section of the park is the skate park; teens and adults from all over Los Angeles visit this park because it’s one of the top skate parks in California.

For information about the splash pads' operating hours, please call (323) 260-2342.

1126 N. Hazard Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90063

City Terrace park is especially popular during the warm months of summer because small children can cool off in the Splashpad, and those who can swim can use the pool. The splash pads are open from May 1 through September 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. The pool is operating from June 15th to August 22nd. For more information about the splash pads, contact the park at (323) 260-2371.

1900 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA

Rio de Los Angeles (LA River) State Park’s natural river wetlands allow a serene opportunity for families who enjoy hiking trails, surrounded by native plants, and viewing returning wildlife. The park also features sports fields, a children’s playground, a recreation building, and a splash pad. There are plenty of shaded grassy areas for picnicking, so don't forget your picnic basket and a blanket. The splash pad is usually open from mid-June through Labor Day daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Please call (323) 276-3015 to check the status of the splash pads before you go.

570 S. Atlantic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90022

The splash pad at Atlantic Avenue Park is the perfect place for young children to refresh during the warm months of summer. The park also has a relatively new 50-meter-six-lane swimming pool that is open during the summer. Splash pads start from May 1 through September 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. For more information about the splash pads, please call (323) 260-2341.

30 Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles & Beyond!

Splash Pads in Santa Monica

415 Pacific Coast Highway Santa Monica, CA 90402

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public facility located on 5 acres of oceanfront property. The Splash Pad shoots water from the ground and is very popular with small children. The Splash Pad is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. From May to September, hours are subject to change with short notice; check the website calendar or call 310-458-4904 to confirm availability.

There are sitting areas and tables around the Splash Pad, with a restaurant nearby, "Back on the Beach Cafe," offering delicious meals with a view of the Ocean.

The pool schedule is seasonal and opens annually between Memorial Day and Labor Day. See POOL for details. Pool passes go on sale in person one hour before the pool opening. Pool admission includes all-day access to the pool deck, heated pool, changing rooms, and lockers. Towels are not provided.

If the Beach House lot is full, additional parking lots 8 & 9 (south) and Will Rogers State Beach (north) are within walking distance. The bike path connects these lots to the Beach House on the ocean side. Check Santa Monica's City-Wide Parking Map for updated information about the Beach House parking lot and lots on Pacific Coast Highway.

1615 Ocean Ave,

Santa Monica, CA 90401

This park is right across the entrance of Santa Monica Pier, which was officially opened in the Fall of 2013. Tongva Park is a real gem of design and landscaping and is easily accessible by foot, bike, bus, or train. The splash pad is up and running daily from 10 am to 6 pm. The most remarkable feature of the splash area is the natural design. This is an excellent option if you need to burn some energy out of your kiddos. There are things to climb on, fun slides, soft ground to play on, and many grass areas.

Ample bike parking is located near each park entrance (Ocean Avenue, Main Street, and Olympic Blvd). Several Metro and Big Blue Bus lines have stops adjacent to the park. Tongva Park is also a short walk from the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station. Note that metered street parking is limited, but parking is also available at the Civic Center Parking Structure (enter off Fourth Street). Please check with the park regarding the opening of splash pads.

2200 Virginia Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Virginia Avenue Park is a 9.5-acre park, and it's home to a vibrant community center, a weekly Farmers Market, and the Pico Branch Library. A Sprinkle of Fun is open seasonally from Memorial Day through October 31, 10 am-6 pm, with water coming from the floor and the walls. The Splash area has water geysers and water spouts that the kids can aim at each other. There are also many shaded areas for parents to sit under while watching the kids. The playground has a jungle gym with a slide and a giant tower to see a great view of the entire park.

2439 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Douglas Park is a beautiful and well-manicured park featuring lawn bowling, three dock ponds, a fly fishing area, picnic tables, and benches, a children's playground, and a splash pad where kids can play on their bikes, scooters, skateboards, and also play with water. The splash pad only operates during summertime when it is hot. For more information about the operation of the splash pads, please call (310) 458-8300. (Please check before you go to make sure the splash pads are open).

32 Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles & Beyond!

Splash Pads in Beverly Hills

1100 North Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This grassy park has two play areas, a water feature, and a shaded arbor. The water feature is an artificial creek where your little ones can splash around and cool off on hot days. The riverside is open for picnicking during the summer months. Picnic areas may be reserved for use seasonally. Please call (310) 285-6850 to check the opening status before you go.

Other SoCal Splash Pads

100 Universal City Plaza,

Universal City, CA 91608

Head to Universal CityWalk if you want to have a day of water play, shopping, and dining. CityWalk’s fountain is a hit with kids year-round. The water shoots out from the ground through a grid of holes, and kids make their way between them to avoid being sprayed. After dark colorful lights are added to the fountain, making it more fun. Please note that you need to pay for parking at CityWalk unless you take the Metro or arrive another way without a car. The parking at CityWalk is approximately $25.

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. The 53-acre park features a beautiful urban lake, a public pool, and splash pads. The splash pads start from May 1 through September 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. For more information about the splash pads, contact the park at (310) 217-8366.

208 Park Ave.

San Fernando, CA 91340

The San Fernando Regional is a fun and exciting aquatic center for the whole family to enjoy. This park features an Olympic-sized pool, a small recreation pool with a water slide and spray features, and splash pads. The splash pads are open from May 1 through September 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (7 days a week). For more information about the splash pads, contact the park at (818) 256-2033.

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. Splash pads From May 1 through September 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. For more information about the splash pads, please call (310) 965-8608.

13201 E. Meyer Rd.

Whittier, CA 90605

Amelia Mayberry Park is the perfect place to take the family and enjoy a day in the sun! The park also has a splash pad where children can cool off during the warm days of summer. Splash pads start on May 1st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (7 days a week). For more information about the splash pads, contact (562) 944-8483.

10130 S. Gunn Ave.

Whittier, CA 90605

Adventure Park got its name for its positive and inspiring influence on the surrounding community. The park has many amenities for families, including splash pads, which start from May 1 through September 30th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. For more information about the splash pads, contact (562) 698-7645.

405 S. Santa Anita Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91007

Arcadia Park is a beautiful grassy park in the city of Arcadia. It is the perfect place for adults to sit and meditate while children can play in the various playgrounds and splash pads. The splash pads at this park also start from May 1 through September 30th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. For more information about the splash pads, contact (626) 821-5894.

32 Best Splash Pads in Los Angeles & Beyond!

15501 E. Arrow Highway

Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area is considered one of the many hidden jewels of Southern California. This facility boasts a serene 70-acre lake with year-round fishing and non-motorized watercraft usage. The recreational area highlights a five-acre chlorinated swim beach and a unique Water Play Area during the summer months. The playground transforms into a water play area during summer. Splash pads start on June 15th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (7 days a week). Note that the park may be subject to close during the summer season when the total capacity is reached. Be sure to arrive early!

7111 Talbert Avenue

Huntington Beach, CA

Adventure Playground is a beautiful playing experience for children 5-12 years old. Kids can raft in a small pond and go down a mudslide. While they are going down the slide, staff will assist them with a hose for a smoother slide. 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.

Adventure Playground opens on Monday, June 20, 2022. No reservations are taken. The fee to enter the playground is $4 per child. The garden is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and closed Sundays and July 4th. The play ends at 3:40 pm for cleanup. Please call 714-842-7442 for more information.

More Parks with Splash Pads in and near Los Angeles:

Mason Park, Chatsworth

Pathfinder Community Regional Park, Roland Heights

Sylmar Park, Sylmar

Veterans Memorial Park, City of Commerce

Glendale Wading Pools, Glendale

Pirate Park, Pasadena

We recommend taking a change of clothes, water shoes, towels, and sunscreen when you visit any of these splash pads. You should also take a beach chair if you want to spend a few hours at the splash pads and enjoy watching the kiddos play. Most splash pads are free, except a few. Please check with the parks before you go to make sure they are open.

No matter where you are in Southern California, there's sure to be a great splash pad nearby. So grab your towels, sunscreen, and water shoes, and get ready for a summer of fun and adventure at these amazing splash pads. Happy splashing!

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