At the opposite end of the building from the swimming pool entrance, the kid-friendly splash pad welcomes kids to the El Cerrito swimming pool by providing a water-centric play area that toddlers can enjoy independently. There aren't many spray parks in the area; it's a feature more commonly found in the suburbs, so this is a unique opportunity for a different type of water play at one of our public pools.
Admission is $3.00 per person and the limited hours of operation are posted on the city's website, and below.
The splash pad was designed to accommodate some overflow from the swimming pool facility, which often reaches capacity on hot days. There is a picnic area with grass adjacent to the water elements.
For parents of two little ones who are not comfortable at a pool, the splash pad will provide an opportunity for safe, wet fun without anxiety. There is no upper or lower age limit for guests. A lifeguard is on duty, and if he or she feels that the age group is too mixed, a split session will be announced, during which kids under 7 will have 30 minutes to play and then kids over 7 will have 30 minutes.
Splash Park Only: Mon – Thur 10 – 2 pm and 4 – 6 pm, Fri 10 – 2 pm, Sat and Sun 10 – 12pm.
As of Summer 2018, you may enter the splash park only for $3 during Splash Park only times. Otherwise, it is part of admission to Family Swim at the pool, $3 for kids 6 and under/$4 for kids 7-17/$6 for adults. (No splash-only price.)
Related link: Swimming lessons in the East Bay
Photo Credit: Anna Azimi