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Did you know that most of the amazing amenities at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort are open to the public? This stunning 110-acre recreation resort is located in Newport Beach and offers incredible water activities including an inflatable waterpark, pedal boats, kayaks, SUPs, and more! You can also enjoy for free a mile long sand beach, the wave-less lagoon, the fun beach playground, and movie nights on the beach.

Photo Credit: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Highlights:

  • Moe B’s Aquatic Park offers a variety of colorful water inflatables including water trampolines, rock climbing walls, teeter-totters, and more.
  • Watersport rentals — Pedal boats, kayaks, hydro-bikes, catamarans, and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent.
  • Golf carts, bikes and surrey rentals also available.
  • Beach – Enjoy a beautiful beach with stunning views of the bay.
  • Playground – Kids of all ages will love this cute colorful playground right on the beach.
  • Food: Bring a picnic with you or enjoy fine dining at the Back Bay Bistro.
  • Wave-less lagoon and lifeguards: enjoy calm water so you don’t have to worry about your kids getting knocked over by a wave. Lifeguards are on duty most of the day.
  • Resort Lodging: If you want to spend the night, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort offers luxury beachfront cottages and hundreds of campsites for RV’s.
  • Movies on the Beach: enjoy a family movie on the beach, every Friday and Saturday at dusk from Memorial Day through September 30th. Make sure to bring beach chairs and blankets. Click here to check which movie is playing.

Cost:

  • Beach, beach playground, wave-less lagoon, movies on the beach are free, but you need to pay for parking.
  • Moe B’s Aquatic Park for visitors (non-guests): $18 in Spring/Fall, $25 in summer/holidays.
  • Watersport Rental: click here for rates.
  • Parking: free for the first 30 minutes, $10 for up to 2 hours, $15 for 2-5 hours, $20 daily.

When: 

Moe’B Aquatic Park Hours for 2017:

Memorial Weekend       Fri.- Mon. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
May 21 – June 12         Sat. & Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 17 – Labor Day    Mon. – Sun. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sep 12 -Oct 4               Sat. & Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

For watersport rentals, click here.

For more information about the Back Bay Bistro, click here.

Where:

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, Ca 92660

Pioneer Road ParkIf you are looking for a free place to cool down during the hot summer months, you might want to check out the western-themed Pioneer Road Park. It has a great water play area, two playground structures, swings, 3 chuck wagons, a large covered picnic area, and lots of greenery all around it.

The water area is a lot of fun with lots of spray features that come alive at different times such as pop-up fountains and water cannons.

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Hours:

The water play area is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor day from 10am until 4pm.

Address:

Pioneer Road Park, 10250 Pioneer Road, Tustin, CA, 92782

Tips:

  1. If you want to escape the sun, there is a sitting wall around the water area that is mostly in the shade so parents can sit there while watching their kids have fun.
  2. When the water activities turn off you need to press a button to turn everything back on. So don’t think the splash pad is broken. Just look for the magic button.
  3. The parking lot is small, so I don’t even bother checking if I can find a spot; instead I park at the Salvation Army parking lot which is above and behind the park (if you are coming from Jamboree Rd, take Pioneer Road and then make an immediate left). There you can park next to the steps that take you down to the park.

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Activities close by:

The Pioneer Road Park is very close the Irvine Regional Park. So you might make it a full day of fun and visit both. FYI, at the Irvine Regional Park, you can avoid paying for parking on Tuesdays if you are going to the Farmer’s market which is from 9am to 1pm.

Stanton Central Park Splash PadStanton Central Park’s new playground and splash pad is the perfect place to play before summer is over!  Not only does it have an awesome playground and water feature, it is RAILROAD THEMED!!!  Read below to find out more about the amenities this park has to offer:

Highlights:

  • Plenty of parking
  • Shaded picnic tables around the park and splash pad
  • Plethora of benches throughout the park, many of which are shaded
  • Large play structure with two regular and two baby swings
  • Tot lot with two baby swings
  • Train pictures on the buildings
  • Clean new bathroom with plenty of stalls
  • Party area with sinks, BBQs, and shaded tables
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Skate park
  • “Spider web” for climbing
  • Splash pad with a variety of water features including a slide inside of the train
  • Trail and exercise path

Stanton Central Park

Know Before You Go:

  • The splash pad doesn’t open until 12:00pm.
  • The splash pad was crowded from about 12:00pm-1:00pm and then it opened up.
  • The splash pad will be closed after Labor Day.
  • Bring sunscreen and hats. Many areas are shaded but it can get sunny, too.
  • As with any park, “big kids” sometimes forget to be careful with the little kids so monitor your little ones closely.
  • The shaded tables by the splash pad fill up quickly!

Stanton Central Park PlayGround

Where:

10660 Western Ave., Stanton, CA 90680

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When:

Park hours: 6 am-8 pm

Splash Pad Hours: 12 am-5 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day

Skate Park Hours: Click here.

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Kelly Rafter
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Kelly and her husband have two little boys, ages 3 and 5. She loves taking her boys on adventures around Southern California that focus on learning, getting their wiggles out, and having fun! When she isn’t fulfilling her mommy duties she teaches at a local community college and is an educational consultant.