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Splash Pads and Water Parks

* Check with your local parks & rec dept. for updated info on park schedules due to drought*

Spray Parks

Bridgeway Island Spray Park
3650 Southport Parkway, West Sacramento

This is a great summer destination for the family!   The park has plenty of water toys and sprayers to keep you cool and the kids giggling and having fun all afternoon.  Kids of all ages (from toddlers to adults) will have fun playing in the water-  they can get soaked under the falling buckets of water,  spray others using the large water guns,  run through the misters and shooting water toys.
They have a “climbing structure” for the older kids and a large field to play sports on.
Restrooms are available and they do have BBQ’s available.  I suggest bringing a picnic and getting there early to get one of the picnic tables (they only have a couple).  Bring lots of sunscreen and have fun playing in the water!

Freedom Park  – E and 32nd Street, North Highlands, 95660

Located just next door to the California Aerospace Museum, the highlight of this park is its space shuttle play structure.  However, there is a small splash pad for keeping cool in the summertime.

The Fountains – Roseville Parkway & Galleria Blvd.

This is a unique shopping center with boutiques, restaurants, entertainment stage and an “interactive kids fountain” and play area.

Lone Tree Park – 6101 West Oaks Blvd.,  Rocklin

Located in northwest Rocklin, this community park offers lighted soccer fields, three youth softball fields (two are lighted and one is plumbed for future lighting), 1,200 square-foot restroom/concession building, parking for 118 vehicles, playground for youth ages 5-12, and a water play area. 

Morse Park                                                                                                                             Bellaterra Drive, Elk Grove

Morse Park is situated in the middle of a newer residential neighborhood, so unfortunately there is not a whole lot of shade to go around. There are some umbrellas, but I would HIGHLY recommend bringing your own umbrella or set up an EZ-Up for a long afternoon out.

The spray ground was probably the best I have seen- areas for both younger kids and older kids.. And if you are planning to play with the kids- be prepared to not just get a little wet to “cool off”, but to get REALLY wet!

They have the typical misters and sprayers, but what makes this park unique is the large “hanging barrel” that drops water onto the ground, sprays out and literally soaks everyone! The older kids were having a blast getting drenched, while the littler guys were having fun shooting water from the “Nemo Fish” squirters.  The spray ground is open from May1st-September 30th, 10am- sunset.

If you are looking for a place to spend the afternoon, this is a good spot, the park will keep the kids entertained and cool for hours. They also have soccer fields, basketball courts, bathrooms and some benches and tables to picnic on.

Seely Park
3000 Pope Ave- between Watt and Fulton Avenues

This Water Spray Park is just the perfect size for toddlers and a little’s a great place to cool off with your wee ones during the hot summer months.  The park itself has all the amenities you could ask for- bathrooms, picnic tables, benches and plenty of shade. For the kids- they have plenty to keep them busy and happy all day long!
They have two play structures, both with slides, mini-rock climbing wall, bars to hang and swing on, swings, rocks to climb on and a great sandbox with a faucet in the middle to make mud pies galore!
Once they are covered in mud- they can splish, splash and run through the small spray park.
The spray park is on the smaller side, which makes it ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. Older kids would still have fun- but not as much as the littler guys.

Swanston Park
2350 Northrop Avenue, Sacramento

This park is a must- go-to destination during the summertime!  They have everything you need to keep entertained and cool in the hot summer months;  playground, water play area, sandboxes, tennis courts, swings, plenty of shade and areas to run and play in.
The spray ground is a hit during the summer months with the misters, buckets of falling water, spray guns and more.   Pack up the sunblock, lunches and sand toys and visit this local park for some family fun!


Wading Pools

Bertha Henschel Park

Colonial Park

Oki Park

Roberston Park

Rusch Park

William Land Park



Jefferson Park

Muir Park

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2016 10:41 pm

    I like the water parks out in Rancho, but my favorite is to take the kids to the river! 🙂 Can’t beat the natural rivers if you can make it.

  2. November 14, 2016 10:40 pm

    I love this list! I like the water parks out in Rancho for the kids, but my favorite is to just to go to the river! 🙂

  3. October 2, 2012 9:53 am

    I really like this list and the links to gain more information on parks with water features. A few more to maybe add are Whitney Park in Rocklin that also has a play system and a water feature and White Rock Park in Rancho Cordova that has a play system on top of a water feature and although free provides life guards.


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