Best Water, Splash, Spray Parks in and Around Folsom
Folsom summers can get pretty hot, and there’s no better way to cool the kids (and yourself) off than at one of Folsom’s free spray parks. 3 of Folsom’s parks have water features running 11am to 7pm daily, from the end of May through the end of September. All three feature covered picnic areas, splash pads, playgrounds and restrooms.
John Kemp Community Park – located at 1322 Bundrick Drive in Folsom’s Broadstone neighborhood. The picnic, playground and splash pad are adjacent to one-another, making it easy for parents to supervise, while sitting in the shade. Very close to shopping as well, so grab some drinks and snacks go cool off.
Livermore Community Park – 6004 Riley St between the Willow Springs and Prairie Oaks neighborhoods. In addition to a splash pad, Livermore Park has a unique feature, a water flume; a large half pipe that will get you absolutely drenched. The park also has a sand volleyball pit. Note the signs warning that it the park shares the land with a rattle snack habitat, so don’t go venturing off into the brush!
Nisenan Community Park – One of Folsom’s newest and largest parks, Nisenan has nature trail and a huge grassy field. Due to its somewhat off the beaten path location, it sees fewer visitors when teams aren’t using the baseball field.
Pay to Play Spray Parks
Want more? The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is the place to go. This facility features two large pools, diving boards, water slide, and a splash pool for little ones. It’s cheap, too. Kid under 2 are free, 2-3 year-olds get in for $4, and if you’re from 4 to 54, only $7. $5 for seniors, 55 and older. Snack bar serves cool treats, too.
White Rock Splash Park – This one’s located in Rancho Cordova. Large bucket, mini water cannons and water slides make this a must-visit park. Admission is free, but they charge $1 to use the slides.
One More to Check out
Promontory Community Park in El Dorado Hills is just outside of Folsom. Huge park with lots of play area, and one of the best water features around. Check it out.
Get out there and enjoy, and remember to stay hydrated!