Monday, July 17, 2017

Public Pools and Water Parks in Southern California.

Pool time! Take your kids to a local public pool or water park to get away from the heat. Southern California offers many opportunities for playing in the water. In this post, you will find Lakes, Splash Pads, Public Pools and Water Parks for every budget. All you have to do is bring your own sunscreen and beach towel. We have put a list together that covers most of Southern California. Please take a minute to look it over. Remember to call ahead to ensure times and dates of operation. As they may change throughout the year.  Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post.
Things you will need to bring with you is: beach towels, sandals, sunscreen, water and snack money. Some locations allow outside food while others do not. Make sure to check their website before arriving. We usually pack a picnic lunch in an ice cooler and then we eat in the car. This helps us save a little money on eating. Some places offer pizza, pretzels and drinks for purchase. 
Important things to keep in mind. It is recommended that you supervise your children during your visit. Smoking is not allowed at any of the facilities. Some water parks charge for parking. Please bring cash for extra activities or food. 

Multiple Locations
Raging Waters Sacramento, San Jose and San Dimas - They offer several locations in Southern California. Please make sure you check their webpage for updates and ticket prices. They offer discounts and special pricing on specific dates. There is a parking charge for this water park. 

Raging Waters, Sacramento
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 924-3747

Raging Waters, San Jose
2333 South White Road
San Jose, CA 95148
Phone: (408) 238-9900

Raging Waters, Los Angeles
111 Raging Waters Drive
San Dimas, CA 91773
Orange County
Anaheim YMCA 240 Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92802 They offer swimming to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays 12-2pm: June 16-Aug 4Saturdays 1-5pm: June 17-Aug 5
Knott's Berry Farm Soak City -  8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Offers a river, (7) water slides and a small beach to play and have fun. Tickets may be purchased online or at the location. 
Buena Park Splash Pad
John Beat Park – 6660 Mt. Shasta Circle
George Bellis Park – 7171 8th Street
Henry Boisseranc Park – 7520 Dale Street
Carl Brenner Park – 7373 San Rafael Dr.
Walter Ehlers Community Center – 8150 Knott Ave.
Larwin Park – 6150 Ball Road
Lindbergh Mini Park – 4th & Stanton Ave.
William Peak Park – 7225 El Dorado Drive
San Antonio Park – 8810 San Francisco Dr.
San Marino Park – 6200 San Rolando Circle
Smith-Murphy Park – 5290 Cameron Driv
Splash Pads -

Garden Grove - 13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Rules for the splash pad. To start, locate the blue post and touch the Activator on the top of the cap. 2) Running, pushing or rough play is not allowed. 3) Toddlers who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers. 4) Diapers are not allowed. 5) Swimsuits must be worn at all times. (boxers/ underwear & jeans/denim are not allowed) Water shoes are permissible. 6) Shoes, food, and beverages are not allowed in the water area. 7) Children less than 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. 8) If the water area becomes too crowded, line and time limits will be implemented. 9) Park rules must be adhered to at all times. 
Boomers Buccaneer Cove - 3405 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 located off the 405 freeway and Jamboree
The water park is fun for all ages. There are slides and splash pads for everyone to play in the water. The park requires bathing suits and proper attire that include shirts that are tight, non-cotton, form fitting to the body, rash guard or sun protecting shirt, cut top with an appropriate bathing suit bottom. Regular bathing suits are suitable as well. Grommets, rivets, buckles, belts, or metal ornamentation are not permitted. Water shoes can be worn in the Buccaneer Cove area, but are not allowed on any of the water slides.

You will find:
Yellow Slide-The tallest and longest slide in Buccaneer Cove – 380 feet from start to finish. Just climb up to the top on the 4th level and slide into the fully enclosed yellow tube. On the way down, you’ll twist through a figure 8, then pick-up speed with a straight chute and spiral to the end.
Blue Slide-This is one of three slides that begin on the 3rd level…and definitely one curvy ride! Once you push off in the enclosed blue tube, you’ll whirl through a figure 8, pick-up steam in a straight run, then sling through a power bend to the end.
Red Slide -One of three slides that begin on the 3rd level, this one is fast! When you drop off into the enclosed red tube, you’ll quickly fly through a splashy S-curve, then plummet through a spiral to the end. Whoosh!
The only open (non-enclosed) slide for bigger kids! It starts up on the 3rd level and puts you through the paces. You’ll whirl through a counterclockwise spiral and then suddenly sail through another spiral in the opposite direction. Then – splash! It’s over, and time to do it again!
Kiddie Slide-The perfect slide for the smaller water babies. It’s a two-lane open slide and both lanes start at the 1st level. It’s a gentle slide but a big thrill for kiddies under 36” with parental supervision.
City of Irvine Aquatic Centers 4601 Walnut Avenue, Irvine, CA 92604 Recreational swimming is open to all ages and will begin in June. Children 5 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult, one-on-one, in the water at all times. All participants that would like to explore the deep end, use the water slide, diving pool and diving boards will need to pass a swim test. Please inquire at the lobby for more information about the swim test. Cost is $4 per adult and $2 per child.
1:15-3 p.m.
June 12-Aug. 18
1-2:30 p.m.
June 17 -Sept. 30
Fullerton Splash Pads
Lemon Park, 701 South Lemon, Fullerton 
Downtown Plaza, 125 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton 
Adlena Park, 300 Adlena Drive, Fullerton
Valencia Park,
 2425 W. Valencia Drive, Fullerton
Crown Valley Park29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Stanton Splash Pads
Harry M. Dotson Park10350 Fern Ave. Stanton 
Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave, Stanton
Pioneer Road Park -Tustin, CA offers a community water feature for kids to play and enjoy summer. This in a neighborhood and parking does get full. Please remember to pick-up your trash. 
Sigler Park Splash Pad 7200 Plaza St, Westminster, CA 92683 

Los Angeles 
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation - They offer year-round pools and activities. Some public pools are only open for the summer. Make sure you check with your local park for dates of operation. Los Angeles includes lakes as swimming adventures therefore this list includes them. 
BANNING POOL - 1450 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744
CELES KING III POOL - 5001 Rodeo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL POOL - 8120 Vanalden Ave., Reseda, CA 91335
ECHO DEEP POOL - 1419 Colton St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
ELEANOR GREEN ROBERT AQUATIC CENTER - 4526 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
EXPO CENTER - LA84 FOUNDATION/JOHN C. ARGUE SWIM STADIUM - 3980 Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037
FREMONT POOL - 7630 S. Towne Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90003
GLASSELL POOL - 3704 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065
HANSEN DAM AQUATIC CENTER - 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
HEY ROOKIE POOL - 3601 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY POOL - 12560 Filmore St., Pacoima, CA 91331
LACES AQUATIC CENTER - 5931 West 18th St., Los Angeles, CA 90035
RICHARD ALATORRE POOL - 4721 E. Klamath St., Los Angeles, CA 90032
VAN NUYS SHERMAN OAKS POOL - 14201 Huston St., Van Nuys, CA 91423
VENICE HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR POOL - 2490 Walgrove Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066
WESTWOOD POOL - 1350 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
Alondra Community Regional Park
Arcadia Community Regional Park
Athens Park
Atlantic Avenue Park
Belvedere Community Regional Park
Mary M. Bethune Park
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park
Roy Campanella Park
George Washington Carver Park
Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
Castaic Sports Complex
Cerritos Community Regional Park
City Terrace Park

El Cariso Community Regional Park
Enterprise Park
Helen Keller Park
Knollwood Pool
George Lane Park
Lennox Park
Loma Alta Park
Everett Martin Park
Mona Park 
Eugene A. Obregon Park
Jesse Owens Community Regional Park
Ruben F. Salazar Park
San Fernando Regional Pool
Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area
Val Verde Community Regional Park
Victoria Community Regional Park
Col. Leon H. Washington Park
Ted Watkins Memorial Park
Splash La Mirada water park - 13806 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638
Local water park filled with fun activities. 
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles - 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355.
The Cove Waterpark in Riverside - 4310 Camino Real, Riverside, Ca 92509 The park offers water-slides, a toddlers splash zone with a small slide, a river that floats past Riptide Reef Flowrider, Captain's Bay and the Crow's Nest Slides and under a bridge. They have lifeguards on site however you should keep an eye on your children.
General Rules:
  • There is not a discount for residents of Jurupa Valley and the surrounding areas.
  • No running.
  • No refunds will be given for inclement weather or any other reason.
  • Guests must abide by all posted rules and regulations.
  • No diving, except in designated areas.
  • No horseplay.
  • Outside coolers are permitted in the facility once they have been checked and approved. Small coolers are allowed with a $20 fee and large coolers are allowed with a $50 fee. Glass, fast food, and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult 18 years or older at a maximum of a 2 children (non-swimmers) per 1 adult ratio.
  • Guests must immediately supervise children under 6 years old.
  • All guests are required to pay the admission fee, regardless of intention to use the pools or other attractions. Re-entry is permitted with proof of valid admission.
  • The Cove Waterpark is a drug and tobacco free park. Drug and tobacco items are not permitted in or around the park.
  • The Cove Waterpark is a family friendly facility. Inappropriate behavior, language, or attire are not permitted and will be grounds for refusing admission or removal from the facility without a refund.
  • The Cove Waterpark is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Guests are encouraged to use on-site lockers to store personal items.
  • For guest protection, use of recording devices (cameras, video cameras & cell phones) is strictly prohibited in locker room areas and restrooms.
  • Rides and attractions are scheduled to close 15 minutes prior to The Cove Waterpark closing time.
Palm Springs
Wet n Wild Palm Springs - 1500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Inland EmpireCity of Corona Aquatic program - The city of Corona offers access to swimming at the City Park Pool located on 930 East 6th Street. 
June 11th through August 7th & August 12th - August 27th
Mondays through Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Recreation Swim will be held on Saturday and Sundays only.
$1 daily, 17 and under & $2 daily, 18 and older
No Friday Recreation Swim, No Recreation Swim July 4th

Splash Pads in Inland Empire
Chino- Monte Vista Park– 13196 Monte Vista Avenue
Chino Hills- The Shoppes at Chino Hills– 13920 City Center Dr. (Right in the middle of the shopping center)
Claremont- El Barrio Park-400 block of Claremont
Memorial Park– 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Wheeler Park– 626 Vista Drive
Colton- Veterans Park– 290 East O Street
Corona- Citrus Park– 1250 Santana Way
Deleo Park-25655 Santiago Canyon Road
Dos Lagos Shopping Center– 2780 Cabot Drive (Right in the middle of the shopping center)
Sycamore Homes Swim Center– 11875 Indian Truck Trail
Eastvale - Cedar Creek Park– 6709 Cedar Creek Road
Dairyland Park– 14520 San Remo
Fontana - Martin Tudor Splash Park– 11660 Sierra Avenue $3/youth, $5/adult
Indio - Cahuilla Park-Located on Hopi Avenue & Golf Center
Dominguez Park-Monroe Street & Crown Way
Dr. Carreon Park-Located on Dr. Carreon Boulevard East of Monroe Street
North Jackson Park– Jackson Street South of I-10
Miles Avenue Park– Miles Avenue in Old Town Indio
Lake Elsinore - Canyon Hill Community Park– 34360 Canyon Hill Dr.

San Diego 
Legoland San Diego Water park -  1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
The water park offers many fun slides, one river and splash pad for toddlers. 
  • Ask about upgrading your ticket to spend time at both parks.
    If you have a LEGOLAND California Annual Pass, you may upgrade your membership to a Merlin Annual Pass Premium or Merlin Annual Pass Standard.
    Current non-Merlin Annual Pass Member Members can purchase a $20 Water Park admission ticket on the day of their visit.
    ANY Play Pass can purchase a $30 Water Park Admission ticket if date or visit falls within a Water Park blackout date.
    Merlin Annual Pass Standard Members can purchase a $20 Water Park admission ticket if date of visit falls within a Water Park blackout date within the membership.
    Admission to LEGOLAND Water Park is included for Military Annual Merlin Pass Members. Please visit their Annual Pass page for complete details based on the pass purchased for either the Merlin Annual Pass Standard and Merlin Annual Pass Premium.
  • LEGO Legends of CHIMA™ Water Park-Riders must be at least 42 inches to ride Orange Rush, Splash Out and Twin Chasers. The DUPLO Splash Safari slides require that a child under six years old must be supervised by a responsible adult. Build-A-Raft River below 42” and Soak N Sail below 36” must be accompanied by a responsible adult of this height or taller. Pirate Reef must be at least 36” to ride and below 42” must be accompanied by a responsible adult of this height or taller. CHIMA Height Restrictions: Crug’s Run/Cragger’s Swamp 36” and Crooler’s Twist 40” is the minimum rider height. Lion Temple Wave Pool below 42” must be accompanied by a responsible adult of this height or taller and anyone below 48” are required to wear a life vest provided here at the park.
  • A 45-foot tall tower designed to immerse children in the creative world of LEGO®, which will be the centerpiece of the park
  • The Build-A-Raft river – a lazy river where guests float on their own custom-built LEGO raft
  • Several water slides including six-person raft slide and one-person tube slides as well as slides designed especially for toddlers
  • More than 20 LEGO models including giant LEGO friends who splash or spray water on guests
  • A splash tower that will pour hundreds of gallons of water over kids standing beneath
  • A DUPLO® zoo themed water play area for toddlers - Riders must be at least 42 inches to ride Orange Rush, Splash Out and Twin Chasers. The DUPLO Splash Safari slides require that a child under six years old must be supervised by a responsible adult. Build-A-Raft River below 42” and Soak N Sail below 36” must be accompanied by a responsible adult of this height or taller. Pirate Reef must be at least 36” to ride and below 42” must be accompanied by a responsible adult of this height or taller. CHIMA Height Restrictions: Crug’s Run/Cragger’s Swamp 36” and Crooler’s Twist 40” is the minimum rider height. Lion Temple Wave Pool below 42” must be accompanied by a responsible adult of this height or taller and anyone below 48” are required to wear a life vest provided here at the park.
  • Two sandy beach wading areas
  • Cabanas for families to rest and relax - Cabanas are available for booking with advance payment and are ideal for shaded privacy, rest and relaxation for the entire family
  • Retail LEGO shops and snack carts - Please note that coolers and outside food are not permitted in the Park, however bottled water and any food or beverages required for specific dietary needs are allowed.
Frequently asked questions you will want to read before traveling to Legoland. Click here: Legoland San Diego 

Aquatic by Seaworld  - 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Insider Water Park Tips - Please note that Aquatica San Diego is a family experience, therefore we ask that the appropriate swim attire be worn throughout your visit (i.e., no bathing-suite thongs, please). In addition, children in diapers are required to use waterproof protectors. In order to guarantee our guests' comfort and safety, Aquatica San Diego's capacity is limited. Admission into the park may be suspended during the day due to periods of high attendance. Take advantage of Discovery Dollars you can make purchases all day without carrying cash. Simply use your credit card or cash to set up a spending account. In return, you’ll be issued waterproof wristbands for the whole family. Check our our Cashless Wristband page for more information.
For the latest park operating updates or additional park information you can check our Park Hours page or call 1-800-257-4268.

Lake Casitas Water - 1311 Santa Ana Road, Venture, CA 93001 
The Casitas Water Adventure is open during the summer months. The general public can enjoy two distinct water playgrounds. Younger children can play in a multi-level jungle gym with waterfalls, bridges and slides in a lagoon with water up to 18" deep. Parents can relax in a shady spot while the children play, or join their youngsters for a "splashing" good time.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsor post. All information was gathered through city and county websites for each town. Always remember to check weather conditions before traveling. Happy travels. 

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