5 Tot-Friendly Splash Parks in the East Bay - 510 Families
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5 Tot-Friendly Splash Parks in the East Bay

We’ve rounded up our favorite splash pads and spraygrounds in the East Bay – perfect for pre-swimmers and toddlers to get cool in the summer heat. Pack a lunch, hats, chairs, and invite your friends for a wet afternoon!

East Bay Splash Pads & Splash Parks

Not hot enough near the Bay? Those who live along the 80 corridor might want to head through the tunnel to the (925) where the air is warmer. We’ve included locations just outside the (510) where you’ll be comfortable hanging out in wet clothes!

Cannery Park Splash Pad, Hayward

Cannery Splash Pad | Photo: Hayward Recreation & Park District

Cannery Splash Pad is pretty big. Press the red button for water fun. It gets hot out here, so don’t forget your water shoes and sunscreen!
Hours: Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 11 am to 5 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend; plus Mondays and Wednesdays 11 am to 5 pm June 14 to August 9.
Location: 125 B St, Hayward
Price: FREE
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Castro Valley Splash Pad, Castro Valley

Castro Valley Splash Pad | Photo: Yelp

Castro Valley Splash Park has multiple play structures, and a padded splash area is perfect for toddlers to get their toes wet.
Hours: Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 11 am to 5 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend; plus Mondays and Wednesdays 11 am to 5 pm June 14 to August 9.
Location: 18988 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
Price: FREE
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El Cerrito Splash Park, El Cerrito

El Cerrito Splash Pad | Photo: Anna Azimi

El Cerrito’s splash park has its own hours and admission prices, separate from the adjacent public swimming pool. Park your towel on the grass, bring a snack, and get to splashin’. Fully gated so no worry of anyone running off.
Hours: Hours are subject to change, so check the current schedule here before you go
Location: 2913, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito
Price: $5/Person for ages 2-7 and adult caregivers
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Larkey Spray Ground, Walnut Creek

Larkey Spray Ground | Photo: Anna Azimi

This popular spray ground has a mini waterslide, fun water squirters, and a lifeguard on duty. The spray park has a maximum capacity of 60 kids as mandated by the county. Once capacity is reached you’ll have to put your name on a waiting list and wait around at Larkey Park.
Hours: Opens June 17, 2024;  Hours Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 4: 30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: 2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek
Price: $2/Person
Check the hours > + More details on Larkey Sprayground.

Meadow Homes Spray Park, Concord

Meadow Homes Spray Park | Photo: Yelp

Play on the pirate ship on a hot day at Meadow Homes Spray Park. This place gets crowded, so arrive early to get your spot on the grass.
Hours: Open daily from 12 pm – 6 pm, Memorial Day through the end of September 2024; school days 3 pm to 6 pm and noon to 6 pm on weekends and holidays.
Location: 1351 Detroit Ave, Concord
Price: FREE
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Be sure to check hours before making the trek out!Splash pad hours may vary depending on weather, closures, etc.

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