Wondering where to take the kids (besides the beach) to make a splash this summer? Head to one of our 11 favorite water parks or splash pools where your little swimmers can slide, jump and soak themselves to their heart’s content. Dive into the slideshow below to check out the coolest places to make waves––then grab your sunscreen, gather your clan and get ready for an epic outing of fun in the sun!

Tierrasanta Pool and Play Area

Tierrasanta Pool is a great neighborhood option for families with kids of varying ages. The tot spot has water (less than a foot deep) so that little ones can splash around as well as a tunnel slide and splashy water jungle gym. The pool is part of a larger park with a playground and offers slides for bigger kids (kids must pass a swim test to be able to use slides).

Pool Hours: Mon.-Thurs., noon-3:45 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-4 p.m.

Cost: $4/adults, $2/kiddo

11238 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, Ca
858-636-4837
Online: sandiego.gov/tierrasanta

Where do you take your kids for water-fueled fun? Let us know in the comments!

––Aimee Della Bitta