Are you looking for a splash pad near Long Beach for your kids to play in? Long Beach itself may have a shortage, but there are plenty nearby for your kiddos to play in!
When my daughter was little, she HATED splash pads. She didn’t love the suprise water falling, she didn’t love the getting splashed, and she certainly did not love getting water in her face.
But then my son was born, and as he grew up, it became quickly apparent that the suprise water, the splashing, and the water in his face?
Well, splash pads were pretty much his FAVORITE thing.
So we set out to find all the fun splash pads near Long Beach for him to explore. Over the years, we’ve found quite a long list.
Read on for our very favorite splash pads near Long Beach!
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What to Bring With You To Long Beach Splash Pads and Wading Pools
If you’re planning for some kid focused water play near Long Beach, here’s what we recommend you bring along with you:
Splash Pads Near Long Beach (Or In It)
22008 Clarkdale Ave, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
Open Daily June to Septmber, 10 pm to 5 pm
This hidden gem is located VERY near to the Long Beach Town Center. We barely just found out it was there!
It’s got a fun, small splash pad, playground, even a skate park. Read more in our Clarkdale Park Review.
Long Beach Towne Center
7575 Carson Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90808
The Long Beach Towne Center splash pad may be small, but it is very popular! Kids love the intermittent water sprayer, and you’ll love it’s proximity to your errands.
There’s also a small playground nearby for kids to play on while they dry out.
Liberty Park in Cerritos
19211 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Splash Pad Hours Currently Unknown
Liberty Park is located on the soutwest edge of Cerritos, allowing it to sneak into our list of splash pads in Long Beach.
Kids LOVE this park and playground. Come prepared for water play (whether YOU plan for your kids to get wet or not!) as most kids can’t resist the allure of the water play area.
Wading Pools Near Long Beach
We may not have many splash pads in Long Beach, but the wading pools of Lakewood may scratch your itch!
Check out our roundup of all the best wading pools near Long Beach.
Splash Pads Just a Short Drive Away
Unfortunately, Long Beach is rather behind when it comes to splash pads. Maybe it’s because there are amazing kid friendly beaches in Long Beach, or maybe the city just hasn’t caught up to parents’ demands.
Either way, here are the splash pads close to Long Beach (a 20 minute drive or less).
Atlantis Play Center
13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Open Saturday and Sunday, 10-4. $2 per person, cash only.
This place is a kids’ dream. With a huge water play area, large grounds to explore, and the longest slide I’ve ever seen, kids can spend all day at Atlantis Play Center in Garden Grove.
Stanton Central Park
10660 Western Ave, Stanton, CA 90680
Stanton Central Park has one of the physcially larger splash pads in Southern California. It’s a huge park, with a really fun splash pad for kids. We’re hoping it will open in time for summer 2022.
Harry M. Dotson Park
10350 Fern Ave, Stanton, CA 90680
Harry M. Dotson Park is one of my kids’ FAVORITE splash pads in Southern California. I love that there are two distinct areas, a splash pad and a playground.
The playground has a fun pirate theme, which goes well with the water play area. Parking can be tricky, but once you find a spot it’s well worth it.
Cerritos Park East
13234 E 166th St, Cerritos, CA 90703
Open 1-4 daily in the summer
We couldn’t find out too much about this splash pad, but we hear it’s a lovely little splash pad with a dolphin theme.
18830 San Gabriel Ave Cerritos, CA 90703
Open in the Summer, 1-4 (Unconfrimed)
This is another park that we HEAR has a splash pool, but we haven’t seen ourselves yet. We’ll try to make it over and give you an update!
7200 Plaza St, Westminster, CA 92683
Limited Hours (Check Here for Current Times)
Sigler Park has a fun, enclosed splash pad that kids will LOVE. There are both large and small sprayers, bubblers, and sprinklers, so there is something for everyone.
We hope this list of splash pads in Long Beach has given you some new ideas for places to cool off with your kiddos.
Know of any other splash pads near Long Beach? Please comment below so we can add them to our list!
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