Editor’s Note: Due to the drought in California, many of the splash parks listed below have gone dry for Summer 2016. But we have found 16 parks that are open and are keeping the water running. See the new list updated for 2016 by clicking here.

Summer is here, which means your kids would be happy with water play all day everyday. Up the fun factor with a trip to a splash pad that offers fun ways to cool down. With water cannons, fountains and even a mister shaped like a spaceship, these spraygrounds will soon become your new favorite summertime hangout.


24th & York Mini Park, San Francisco

Splash on over to this gorgeous mini park in the Mission, which features creative murals and a wickedly wild snake structure that winds around a neat splash pad. As your kids play amongst the spouting water, you'll get to sit back and admire the colorful jungle painted on the wall behind them.

24th & York St., San Francisco, CA 94110 (415-717-2872 or sfrecpark.org/destination/24th-york-mini-park/)

Photo: Aimee G. via Yelp.com

What splash pads do you and your tot love to play in? Let us know in the Comments below! 

— Christal Yuen