Splish splash I was taking a bath! I mean taking my kids to our local splash pad in Southern California for some fun! Where else can you go on a beautiful summer day that is FREE on most occasions and refreshing?
This summer several communities throughout Southern California have designated certain areas in their cities as cool down stations. Cool down stations are designed to help people ward off the heat when it reaches a certain temperature and becomes unmanagable. Your local splash pad is sometimes one of those stations.
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Splash Pads in Southern California
Splash pads are also recreational areas, often in a public park for water play that has little or no standing water. This eliminates the need for lifeguards or other supervision, as there is little risk of drowning. However, I highly recommend that parents always keep a close eye on their children when playing at a splash pad. In fact, Los Angeles County requires a one on one ratio per child and adult. Plus with water flowing it can get very slippery, very fast. Therefore, a good pair of water shoes goes a long way in this situation.
So this summer when you just can’t take the heat anymore, pack a picnic lunch, put on some SPF 30+ and head on over to your local splash pad in Southern California. Don’t forget a few lawn chairs too! Seating can be limited.