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Public Water Play Structures in LA Area

Are there any water play structures run by any of the parks in the LA area? I looked on the Los Angeles City Parks and Rec. website and didn't see any. Any of the surrounding cities? I live in the San Fernando Valley, so anything close by would be preferred. I'm not as interested in non-public water amusement parks.

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Hi! I heard there's a new water jumpy slide thingy in Woodland Hills, off the 101, right before Calabasas. Looks fun.

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Santa Clarita Aquatic center is great. Try googling it

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Hi! I heard there's a new water jumpy slide thingy in Woodland Hills, off the 101, right before Calabasas. Looks fun.

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I did this exact research last year. I copied & pasted the information from my word document. I haven't been to the ones in the Valley yet, so call ahead to make sure the information is correct. (I've been to Santa Clarita aquatic ctr and Simi Valley R.Tapo, Seaside Lagoon, and Northridge). Stay cool and enjoy this summer. BTW- if you use your LA Public Library card at the LA parks, I think you get a discount (vs get in free?).

LOS ANGELES AQUATIC REC CTRS

((Hansen Dam Rec Ctr- slide, pool, kayak fitness http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/hansendamAQ.htm))
((Lake Balboa-kayak http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/lakeBalboa.htm))
((Hollywood Pool- slide http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/hollywoodPool... ))
((Sun Valley Pool & Slide http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/pdf/poolPrg/sunValley.pdf ))
((Hubert Humphrey, Pacoima Pool & Slide Year Round http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/hubertHumphPo... ))
((Exposition Park- Wading Pool http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/aaf_JohnArgue... ))
**VanNuys/ShOaks- 14201 Huston St. ShermanOaks, CA 91423 Phone: ###-###-####
450-square foot play pool with zero depth entry and water spray feature http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/vanNuys_SOPoo... http://www.jmae.com/jm_comfac_vsr3.htm))

**North Hollywood Rec Ctr- 5301 Tujunga Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: ###-###-#### Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Replacement of small pool with a splash pad play area. http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/pdf/poolPrg/northHolly...
Directions: 170 for 5 mi, Exit/L Magnolia, L Tujunga

**Stoner Recreational Center 1835 Stoner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Mon-Fri 9:30am-10pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm- New family aquatic center consisted of a 75-foot by 80-foot pool with four swimming lanes and a water play area. The second water feature is a spiral water slide with a 20-foot by 20-foot landing pool that includes a water spray.
http://www.gocitykids.com/browse/attraction.jsp?id=210301 exit/R SMonica, L Barrington, R Nebraska, L Stoner, 23.6 mi ~31mins
http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/pdf/poolPrg/stoner.pdf http://www.jmae.com/jm_recfac_sto4.htm
The main pool features a wide shoreline effect, allowing kids to make their way gradually
into the water without stairs. The largest area is only two to three feet deep and festooned with large, unusually shaped sprinklers and fountains. There is also a shallow lap lane. A separate pool has a very large, very popular water slide for older kids. Visitors should check with the facility before paying a visit, as opening hours vary all summer long.

**Douglas Park 1116 Chelsea Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 near Wilshire and 25th Street. It has ponds, water play during the summer and a fantastic playground (though you may never get to the playground if you get absorbed in walking the rest of the grounds). The sunny playground boasts brand new equipment, including tire swings, digging apparatus, see-saws, and some very unusual climbing and balancing structures. Children and parents will appreciate the abundance of sand, and parents particularly will welcome the abundance of benches. A large oval cement area does double duty; it's a tricycle and scooter riding area in winter, and a refreshing water play area in summer, spouting jets of water that dance to the whims of the children. http://www.gocitykids.com/browse/attraction.jsp?id=13841 Directions: Exit Wilshire go 2miles, R Chelsea 24.2 mi – about 33 mins

Taylor Yard, Downtown Los Angeles Area: San Fernando Road/near Elm St.
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/011305.pdf
Harvard Park 1535 W 62nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90047 ###-###-#### new family aquatics center SOUTH CENTRAL

Virginia Avenue Park 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 ###-###-#### 6am-11pm On Saturdays the park houses a farmers' market. Just under ten acres, the newly renovated Virginia Park has two different playgrounds, for younger and older kids, and a delightful water patio in summer. L Cloverfield, R Pico, R 21st St, R Virginia

Northridge Park on Reseda- 2008 brand new pool and water play area, just opened last week.

Carson Aquatic Ctr : http://www.jmae.com/jm_recfac_dom1.htm
Kiddie Pool Zero-depth entry to 2½ feet deepSpray features Shade structures along one edge
Waterslides Large 16½ feet-high curving waterslide Small, dual-flume 6-feet-high waterslide http://ci.carson.ca.us/content/department/pub_service/dac...
Activity Pool 3½ feet deep at shallow ends 9 feet deep in middle Shade structure 21330 Santa Fe Avenue Carson, CA 90810 ###-###-####
Directions: S 405 for 34 miles, 110 N for 1.5 miles, CA-91/E Gardena Fwy for 4 miles, Exit/R Santa Fe Ave, 46.9 mi – about 53 mins

Santa Clarita Aquatics Center: Recreational Swim
http://www.santa-clarita.com/cityhall/parks/facilities/aq...
20850 Centre Pointe Parkway Santa Clarita, CA 91350

SIMI VALLEY
Rancho Tapo 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley http://www.rsrpd.org/RTapo.htm
Rancho Tapo Park (also called Lemon Park) has a water play area, a lot like something you would find at a water park. It is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and is absolutely free. Spray Pool

Sicamore Drive Community Center 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley http://www.rsrpd.org/SycmoreCom.htm * Wading pool (25' x 25')

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I've tried Panorama Splash Pad once and Pacific Park in Glendale also has a water play area. I'm sure you'll get many other suggestions as there are several around the area, you just have to know where to go.

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I second Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beaach - also Splash in La Mirada - google them and look at the pictures.

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You might give a call to the parks close to you to see if any of them are remodeling and adding a splash area for little ones. The Sylmar park pool is just finishing adding a splash area but probably doesn't have it on their website (if they even have a website). There is a great little kids' pool play area in Santa Clarita at their Aquatic Center but sometimes the wait to get in is kind of long. You just have to call around. There's also another smaller spash area at a park in Simi.

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The Arboreteum in Pasadena, and Kidspace in Pasadena have good ones. Not too many of them, get a slip and slide.

Also, the Westside Jewish Community Center has an amazing swim program, which includes kids your childs age. The YMCA in Reseda has great pool, I don't know about their programs. The Reseda park also has a pool, again don't know about their programs.

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You can go to the Music Center in Downtown L.A. - only 2 blocks from the Red Line subway stop at Civic Center - it has water fountains that sprout out from the ground and kids can just walk around and get a good soak. There is no charge to walk around the grounds at Music Center. I know it's not in the Valley, but if you don't mind a subway trip out there, it's as good a spot for free water entertainment as any.

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