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If you are looking for a free splash pad in Orange County, check out the one at the Lemon Park which is a 10 minute drive from the Fullerton Arboretum. It is the perfect place to cool down during the hot summer months, it is fun,and completely free. 

You can see from the pictures what this water park is all about. As you can see, the water features of this park are a little different than the ones you are probably used to. Here, there is a massive amount of water pouring on your kids so there is no chance to come out of it dry. So kids either love it or hate it. My boy loved it, my girl hated it. But if your kids don’t like to get drenched, they can still have a lot of fun on the “dry” side of the park. They have two nice playground structures, one for ages 2-5 and the other for ages 5-12. There are also swings, restrooms, a basketball court, lots of picnic tables in full or partial shade, a grassy area…and easy free parking. So it was a great free family outing and worth visiting.


Admission and parking are free.


May 31 – August 6, 2017: open daily, from 1pm to 5pm
August 12 – September 24, 2017: open weekends only from 1pm to 5pm.


Lemon Park, 701 S. Lemon, Fullerton, CA, 92832

Activities close by:

The Fullerton Arboretum. Click here for my review and some pictures of this awesome outdoor adventure for the kids.

The Interactive Pop Jet Fountain at the Fullerton Downtown Plaza.

Listing on PlanADayOut

To see a listing of the Lemon Park splash pad on PlanADayOut, click here

Splash Pads in Orange County - Sigler Park

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If you are looking for a place to cool down, the Sigler Park Splash Pad might be what you are looking for. You can see from the picture what this park is all about but basically the kids get wet by running through different water sprays. There are also cute pelican heads which fill up with water and then dump all the water on the courageous kids standing underneath them. When your kids are bored with the water they can also enjoy a fun “dry” playground just outside the splash pad. Lots of fun and free!

Sigler Splash Pad:


Weekends: May 27th – June 18th from 12 Noon – 5pm
Daily: June 24th – Sept. 4th from 12 Noon – 5pm

Address: 7200 Plaza Street, Westminster, 92683

Cost: free.

Parking: there is free street parking all around the park. You shouldn’t have any problems finding a spot.

Bathrooms: available.

Shade/Sitting area: there are several tables in the shade but it is hard to find a seat. You can normally find a seat on the benches around the splash pad but keep in mind they are in the sun and sometimes you get splashed. So the seating situation is not ideal, but it is not a big deal. If you are patient, you will find a spot.

Sigler Park:

This is the park right outside the gate of the Sigler Splash Pad.

Amenities: 2 playground structures, BBQs, handball courts, restrooms, shade shelter, softball fields, picnic tables in the shade, and basketball courts.


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Free summer concerts are starting this week. If you haven’t been to one, these are fantastic free concerts that take place in the open (normally in a park or at the beach) and early in the evening, so that families can participate with young kids. Some of them also have fun activities for kids, face painting, games, and bounce houses. You just need to check the listings and see which one offers something you like.

The list below has over 50 different locations and at each location they offer several concerts. So there are probably over 150 free concerts this summer around Orange County. So pack your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and have a great family outing.

Click here to find a comprehensive list of free summer concerts in Orange County. Then just click on “Filter These Results” and edit “Your Search” to find a concert near you.