12 Cool Water Parks in Los Angeles

By Seema Nande on May 15, 2017
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Popular for a myriad list of reasons, Los Angeles wiggles like a magnet, drawing several visitors in the summers. The ultimate leisure city that LA is, people prefer to hike up the Hollywood hill, watch glorious sunsets from the Griffith Observatory, indulge in the oh-so-delicious street food, take a yoga class or just stroll around the neighborhoods with chances of bumping into your favorite celeb among other things to do in Los Angeles! 

Speaking of summer, there is one thing, that especially is a huge crowd-puller- water parks in Los Angeles. These incredible theme parks offer the ultimate chill with much amusement. And the good thing- LA and its adjoining regions, have an equal number of indoor and outdoor water parks, so parents need not worry. Here is a list of 12 water parks in Los Angeles that are cooler than you think.  

1. Six Flags Hurricane Harbour - Los Angeles

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbour has something for all. A complete entertainment package, you can choose from various opportunities to fine dine, attend an event or even shop. But it is the rides of this park that are the real buzz, making it one of the best water parks in Los Angeles. Rides too, come in a wide assortment of family rides, kids’ rides, and thrill rides. Must try rides include- Bamboo Racer, Black Snake Summit, Bonzai Pipelines, and the Castaway Cove. Admission to rides may, however, be subject to the height of visitor. This waterpark lies at a distance of 40 minutes from central LA

Address: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
Ticket price: Early ticket: USD 32; Children Under 48”: USD 34.99; Children 2 & Under: FREE
Parking charges: USD 23  

2. Lake Casitas Water Adventure


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A great place to hang out as a family, the Lake Casitas Water Adventure is full of rides apt for adults as well as kids. Must try rides for the children include the water jungle gym, it features waterfalls, slides, and bridges that make it all the more fun. After that, you along with your kids can take up the Lazy River and experience the joy of floating on inner tubes! There is a snack bar, to a grab a bite at, post a good swimming session. It takes about 90 minutes to reach this park from central LA. 

Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road Ventura, CA. 93001  
Ticket price: USD 12 per person 
Parking charges: USD 10

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3. Raging Waters


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One of the best water parks in Los Angeles, Raging Water is also acclaimed to be California’s best! Sprawling across an area of 60 acres, this is also supposed to be the largest water park in Los Angeles. It is the 50 rides and attraction of this theme park that make it rank in "Top 10 Water Parks of USA”. Must try rides include- California’s only hydromagnetic water coaster and the terrific Aqua rocket. The park is open from mid-May through September. 

Address: 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas, CA 91773
Ticket price: Adults: USD 42.99 onwards; Kids: USD 32.99 onwards
Parking charges: USD 15.00 

4. Alondra Park Splash Pad


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Located at the Alondra Community Regional Park, the Alondra Park Splash Pad lies very close to the beach. It is a great place to take the kids to, after a fun time at the beach. Sprawling across a whopping 53 acres, this attraction boasts of a beautiful wooden landscape. The park is home to vibrant species of birds that the kids will be delighted to watch. Must do rides are the splash pads themselves! The splash pad measure a good 3,000 square-foot. 

Address: 3850 W. Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Lawndale, CA 90260 
Ticket price: Free entrance
Parking charges: NA 

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5. Stoner Park Splash Park


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Located in the western part of Los Angeles, the Stoner Park Splash Park is basic with its facilities, yet no compromises on the fun aspect. There is a pool featuring some slides, a splash area and of course, every child’s favorite- sprinkler! Get the kids here on a summer evening and watch them enjoying this tiny bliss.  

Address: 1835 Stoner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
Ticket price: Free entrance for children
Parking charges: NA

6. Northridge Park Aquatic Centre


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Not really a water park, the Northridge Park Aquatic Centre accommodates a fabulous pool. This is mostly used by locals for swimming lessons. But otherwise too, one can come here for an afternoon of springboard diving, some slide rides and more. There is a separate pool for children. The best part of this place is the lap pool that can be used to burn off those taco-gained calories!  

Address: 10058 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324, USA
Ticket price: Adults: USD 3.50 per person; Kids: USD 1:00 per child 
Parking charges: NA 

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7. Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach


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A great place to hang around the waters of the incredible Redondo Beach lagoon, this again, is not essentially a water park. But the vast opportunities here, make this attraction no less than any amusement park. Fringed by a lot of sand, this lagoon is a great outdoor playground of a sort. Volleyball especially is widely played here. If you want to simply relax, carry some snacks and some beach towels, to enjoy a memorable picnic. 

Address: 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Ticket price: Adults (over 17): USD 7.00; Children: USD 6.00; Under 2: Free
Parking charges: Per car USD 2.00 per hour with a max of USD 6.00 

8. Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Centre


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A humble water park, that reminisces of the 1990’s when the trend really caught up, the Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Centre is great, to say the least. You could almost call it a theme park, given its pirate theme prevalent in certain parts of the recreation area. The theme’s most dominant aspect is the rather dramatic skull rock, cannon walls, a marooned ship, and crow’s nests! Must try rides include a flowing river channel, two spray pad areas, a children’s interactive play structure and a flowing river channel. On Friday evenings, there are special discounts for families.  

Address: 13806 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638, USA
Ticket price: Under 48”: USD 14.95; Over 48”: USD 19.95 
Parking charges: 0.00  

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9. Knott’s Soak City Orange County


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One of the best water-based adventure parks in Los Angeles, Knott’s Soak City Orange County will make you not want to leave. You will be swimming like fish in its must try rides of Gremmie Lagoon, Beach House, The Wedge, Banzai Falls, and the Malibu Run among more. You can also enjoy a good meal here post all the play. For those who cannot do without shopping, there is a shopping arena too here!  

Address: 8039 Beach Boulevard. Buena Park, CA 90620
Ticket price: USD 37.00 per person
Parking charges: NA 

10. Aquatica SeaWorld San Diego


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A waterpark that can be enjoyed by adults as well as kids, Aquatica SeaWorld San Diego features some brilliant rides, all promising a thrill like no other water park. If you are scouting for a water park for an adrenaline rush, look no further. Must try rides include the HooRoo run, Kiwi curl, Tassie's twister, Walhalla wave, WooHoo falls among a ton more! Apart from rides and slides, there are animals such as turtles and flamingos too in the vicinity that are a delight to watch. This brilliant waterpark lies at a distance of 2 hours from central LA. 

Address: 2052 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, CA 91911, USA
Ticket price: Adults: USD 46; Kids: USD 40 
Parking charges: NA 

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11. The Cove Jurupa Aquatic Center


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A Caribbean-themed water park, the Cove Jurupa aquatic center is specially designed for kids. Adults can mostly just monitor their kids. This park apart from the patent water slides features a bay beach and a recreation area called the Captain's Bay. To get here, you will have to drive down for some 50-odd minutes.  

Address: 4310 Camino Real, Riverside, CA 92509, USA
Ticket price: General: USD 18; Junior (36"-47"): USD 14
Parking charges: NA

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12. Sigler Park


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A modest recreational area, the Sigler park is worth a mention on this list owing to the brilliant splash area that it features. This is a great place to bring the kids on a summery afternoon. There are these sprinkler buckets too throughout the region, that the kids absolutely love. Kids, ones with a little courage to be more precise, can stand under these buckets as water gets dumped on them. There is a dry playground too in the same campus. Follow the link for some other ideas for what to do in Los Angeles.

Address: 7200 Plaza St, Westminster, CA 92683, USA
Ticket price: Free
Parking charges: Free 

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