I don’t know about you… but finding fun things to do in summer can be a bit overwhelming. But, if you are looking for kids outdoor activities, then our fabulous Orange County splash parks should definitely be on your list. Whether you call them splash parks, splash pads, or splash & plays, I think we’d all agree that splash parks are the answer to summer boredom. Plus they’re free & they get kids out of the house & playing on the playground.

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{Orange County} Splash Parks

Walnut Grove Park Water Features: 905 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim
Brea Plunge: 401 S. Brea Blvd., Brea
Larwin Spray Pool: 6161 Ball Road, Buena Park.
* Brenner Park Tiny Tot Wading Pool: 7373 San Rafael Dr., Buena Park. Open to parents with children ages 6 & under. Pool is 25 feet long & 1-2 feet deep.
Adlena Park Spray Pool: 300 N. Adlena Dr., Fullerton
Downtown Plaza Interactive, Pop-up Fountains: 125 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton
Lemon Park Spray Pool: 701 S. Lemon, Fullerton
Valencia Park Wading Pool: 2425 W. Valencia Dr, Fullerton.
Heritage Park: 14301 Yale Ave., Irvine (located at the corner of Walnut & Yale)
Irvine Spectrum Center Pop-up Fountains: 71 Fortune Dr., Irvine. 2 sets of fountains: one “larger splash” play zone near the movie theater & restaurant area, another “smaller splash” play zone near Target.
* Harry M Dotson Park: 10350 Fern Ave., Stanton
* Pioneer Road Park Water Feature Play Area: 10250 pioneer Rd., Tustin
The District Pop-up Fountains: Jamboree Road & Barranca Parkway, Tustin. Pop-up fountains located in front of Strike Orange Couny
* Pop-up Fountain Play Area: Main St. & Prospect Ave., Tustin. Fountains located behind the City of Tustin sign.
Sigler Park Splash Pad: 7200 Plaza St. Westminster

A few other places you can take the kids to get wet, that didn’t quite make the list (because they aren’t open to the general public, or there is a fee required):

Ladera Ranch: Boreal Plunge, Canterra Plunge, Celestial Plunge, Cherry Plunge, Creighton Plunge, Township Plunge, Terramor Aquatic Park. Move to Ladera Ranch, or at least make friends with someone who lives there, because all of these “plunges” require Ladera Ranch key card access.
Slyders Water Playground: Huntington Beach Hyatt
Soak City: Buena Park 3-11
Splash!: La Mirada
Wild Rivers: Irvine
Disney’s California Adventure: water features & pop-up fountains outside & inside “a bug’s land.”

xoxo, K

image of {Orange County} Splash Parks via Disneyland.