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Larkey Spray Ground in Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek’s Larkey Spray Ground is the perfect place to spend a sunny day in the Bay. The splash playground shares a space with the Larkey Pool but is sectioned off in its own gated area with a lifeguard on duty.

This splash park offers plenty to do for the five and under set: climb to the top of the water slide; shoot a water gun on those below; tug on strings to get wet; or jump over water shooting up from the ground.

Larkey Sprayground in Walnut Creek

The playground is set in a circle, with benches along the perimeter – plus three tables with umbrellas – which fill up fast. I liked that it was small and could see my boys from anywhere I sat. We showed up right as it opened – 10 am – and I didn’t feel like it was too crowded, but can see how it may get crazy. Show up early!

Larkey Splash Playground


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Larkey Spray Park Hours:

Always subject to change without notice, so be sure to check before you pack up the car with eager preschoolers in swim gear!

  • Monday – Thursday 10 am-noon; 12:45 pm -3:30 pm; 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Friday – Sunday 11 am – 1:15 pm

Larkey Spray Ground Admission:

  • Splash Park Only Hours: $3/Person
  • During Recreational Swim: $5/Child, $6/7-17yrs, and $7/Adults

Reservations are not required after 8/8.

More to do at Larkey Park

Once you’re done splashing around, take advantage of Larkey Park – just behind the swim center – plenty of green grassy hills, picnic tables, and two playgrounds – bring a lunch and dry off under the trees.

Larkey Park Walnut Creek

Larkey Swim Center is located at 2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek.


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For more info, check Walnut Creek’s Aquatic Site.

[Photo Credit: Anna Azimi]

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11 thoughts on “Larkey Spray Ground in Walnut Creek”

  1. It is VERY difficult to find the “simplest” information on your system. How about adding Splash, or rather Spray Ground information. Still not open until June 19th? Thought this was just for Ladt Year. Still 10-12 Mon-Thurs & 4:30 to 6:30 M/T/Th/F? Cost?
    Please leave message at 925-448-1708
    OR email me at

  2. We went here yesterday (Saturday), which was a perfect day since it was so hot. My 4-year-old twins and their friend had a blast! The adults even liked getting sprayed too! Just a note that the info on the website is a little confusing – for weekends, you have to pay full admission to the pool (not just $2) and the sprayground opens at noon.

  3. Hello, I just wanted to let you know that some of the information you have posted is incorrect. Just to clarify:
    -the spray ground is not open on Friday evenings.
    -Friday hours are 1-5 (entire facility open).
    -weekday rec swim is available 6/11 – 8/17.
    -weekend rec swim is available 6/9 – 9/3.
    -spray ground only hours are available through 8/16.
    -youth 7-17 years old are $4.50.
    Thank you!

  4. Please clarify as the info on site is confusing. Will the splash/spray ground be open on Sat Aug 17 and Sun Aug 18?
    What are the hours and fees?

  5. Tania Sanborn Wieking

    I came to the Larkey Park Swim Center and asked about the Sprayground. I was told I had to reserve a time online, but when I looked at your website, I couldn’t find a place to sign up. Could you please call me at 925-324-4446, and tell me if I do need to reserve a time, and, if so, how? Thank you.
    Tania Wieking

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