Splash Parks in East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)

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Moraga Commons Park

As summer approaches and temperature going above 80F, I like to take my kids to a splash pad to cool off and burn some energy. Splash parks are the greatest invention ever for kids (and parents) who cannot play in the pool yet!

Here is a list of splash pads mostly located in community parks that are free throughout the East Bay (with a few exceptions). I may be missing a few as I try to only include those that are within 45 min drive from Lamorinda.

Moraga Commons Park – Moraga, CA
Daily 12pm – 6pm
Free

Walnut Creek Larkey Swim Center – Walnut Creek, CA
Pool is closed currently
$3.50 (6 & under), $4.50 (7-17), $6 (18+)

Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park & Pool – Pleasant Hill, CA
5/26-6/10, Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm
6/11-8/12, M-Th 1:15pm-4:15pm, F-Su 1pm-5pm
8/18-9/3, Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm
Free under 2, 2+ ranges from $4-$5

Meadow Homes Spray Park – Concord, CA
5/26-9/30, Daily 12pm-6pm
when school is in session, M-F 3pm-6pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Free

Hap Magee Ranch Park & Sycamore Valley Park – Danville, CA
4/1-9/30, M-F 12pm-6pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
water feature turns on when temperature is above 80F
Free

San Ramon Central Park – San Ramon, CA
4/2-10/30, Daily 11am – 6pm
Free

San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Center – San Ramon, CA
5/12-5/19, Sat 1pm – 4pm
5/26-6/3, Sat & Sun 1pm – 4pm
6/4-8/12, Mon-Fri 12:30pm – 3:30pm, M/T/Th/F 7pm – 8:30pm, Sat & Sun 12:30pm – 4:30pm
$5 for age 1 & above

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Rancho San Ramon Community Park

Rancho San Ramon Community Park – San Ramon, CA
4/2-10/30, Daily 11am – 6pm
Free

Emerald Glen Park – Dublin, CA
5/26-9/3, Daily 11am-7pm
Free

Castro Valley Park Splash Pad – Castro Valley, CA
5/26-6/10, Sat/Sun/Holidays 11pm-6pm
6/16-9/3, Daily 11pm-6pm
Free

Cannery Park Splash Pad – Hayward, CA
5/26-6/10, Sat/Sun/Holidays 11pm-6pm
6/16-9/3, Daily 11pm-6pm
Free

I haven’t been to all of them yet, so maybe this year I will try to explore all of these locations and report back. Have you been to any of these splash parks? Am I missing any that are must-go’s?


Photos taken by Vean Chen

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