Even with the AC on full blast, staying cool in the summer can be quite the challenge. To keep from going stir crazy while trying to beat the heat, grab a swimsuit and head to a local splash park to cool off the fun way. Your kids will appreciate the time outside, and you’ll love the built in entertainment. The best part? They’re completely free! Read on for our five splash park picks in the OC that are perfect for keeping you and your brood cool all summer long.

Pioneer Road Park

Water-shooting cannons are the big attraction to this splash park.  It is also well shaded during the late afternoon, especially during the peak heat wave hours.  It is part of a spacious park that has covered picnic areas and a playground as well.  You’ll also find fun covered wagons for the kids to explore.

Pioneer Road Park
10250 Pioneer Road
Tustin, Ca

Where is your fave OC spot to cool off?

–Sommy Rhee

Photos from: travelingmommy.com, trekaroo.com, minitipdawg.blogspot.com, foursquare.com, themagicofthemouse.blogspot.com, and Sommy herself