As the Sacramento summer starts to heat up, many of us moms are looking for fun (and cheap) things to do with the kids. And with the heat- there is nothing more fun than playing in the water to cool off!
I absolutely love the option kids have these days with the water parks, wading pools, slides, splash/spray parks and more. What happened to the days of playing in the sprinklers in your own backyard?
Well, whatever happened to those days- I don’t’ care.. I Love, Love, Love the water parks!
Throughout the summer I will highlight some of the fun and free ways to cool off with your kids- including the many water parks in the area.
One of our local parks opened up recently- in time for Memorial Day weekend, but as we all know we have had more rain than we can bear…and we are finally seeing the temps start to rise, so a trip to the spray park has been a long anticipated wait! Bridgeway Lakes Park in West Sacramento is a fun afternoon destination to escape from the crowds of the larger water parks and to get some water play in.
Located at 3650 Southport Parkway in West Sacramento, this park has plenty of prayers to keep you cool and the kids giggling and having fun all afternoon. They can get drenched under the falling pails of water, run through the misters and spray with the water guns. Kids of all ages- from toddlers to adults, will have fun here.
The park is next to a man-made lake and boathouse, so they can always take a stroll near the lake and watch the ducks float by (a favorite for most kids). They also have a climbing structure for the older kid to play on. However, if you are looking for the full “park setting” (swings, slides, etc.) this they do not have. However, the climbing structure, large field to play sports on and the spray park should be enough to keep the kids entertained for the day.
Restrooms are available and they do have picnic tables and BBQ’s to use.
So for a fun day to play in the water with the kids- this is worth the short drive out of downtown Sacramento. I would suggest bringing a picnic (or stopping at the Nugget Market on Jefferson Blvd. for a yummy Panini Sandwich and salad to take with you), bringing lots of sun block and a ball of some sort to kick around the field- you won’t go wrong with the fun your kids will have!