Monday, August 3, 2015

SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY EVENTS




 
 



Back to School Tote Bag w/ School Supplies
Shops at Montebello, Center Court (by Guest Services)
Fine print reads, "Back to School tote bags are limited to one per person, while supplies last. Rules and regulations apply. See Guest Services for complete details."







National Night Out: Montebello, 1600 Victoria Avenue




Friday, July 17, 2015

Kidgits Safe Summer Event: Shops at Montebello

 
Simon Kidgits Club Safe Summer Event
Saturday, July 18th
Noon-1:30pm
Center Court, The Shops at Montebello

Simon’s Kidgits Club members will learn how to stay safe in the sun and in the water this summer. There will be balloon artists, raffles, arts and crafts, and more.
 
This event is free for any Kidgits Club members, and $5 joining fee for any non-member. Kidgits Club is open to all, sign up online or at the Customer Service desk of the Mall. More information on Kidgits/memberships can be found at the following link. http://kidgits.simon.com/.

This is a little kid play area, it's not intended for big kids.

The play area at the mall. The one-foot deep wading pool at the park. The small play area at Smith Park. The splash pad at Splash Zone. These areas are intended for little kids to have fun. For the crawling babies to preschoolers.

Shops at Montebello play area.

There aren't many places reserved just for kids in that age range, but once a big kid enters the mix, it's guaranteed a little one is going down.

My youngest is seven, and pretty small for her age, so she's able to get away with enjoying her last moments playing in these areas, but she has been knocked down by so many kids she commonly runs away from big kids who look like they might play rough.


Splash Zone splash pad.
Kids of all ages can play, but big kids need to be aware of little ones toddling about. 
I cannot even guess at the number of times I've pulled my kids out of a play area, or not entered a play area because big kids were running around.

It's physics; when two objects bump into each other the object with less mass always falls. You can see it in action here with these two kids:




I only let my older kids play in these play areas if it's empty and when I do I tell them, "This is a little kid play area. It's not intended for big kids. I am only allowing you to play here because it is empty (or almost empty). You cannot run around like crazy. Stay calm and walk to where you want to go. Steer clear of anywhere the little kids and babies are playing."

Elder Park wading pool.
Yesterday I was at the Elder Park wading pool with my youngest. A dad was enjoying the one-foot deep pool with his two young daughters. After a few minutes his three older kids came running up to the pool, jumped in, made waves, and splashed water everywhere.

My jaw dropped in amazement as I overheard him giving his big kids nearly the exact same speech as I give my kids. When his big kids didn't listen he kicked them out and told them to play in the big pool.

I thanked him and I'm sure all the moms of the toddlers enjoying the pool secretly thanked him too.


Please, do your part: keep little kid play areas little kid friendly. Have your big kids sit it out.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Orange County Fair: Costa Mesa, 7/17-8/16

I love taking my family to the O.C. Fair! I grew up only going to the fair in Pomona, but once I heard about the Orange County Fair, I gave it a try, and it's awesome!

It's about a third of the size of the L.A. County Fair which means parking is closer & the kids don't get as tired. The O.C. Fair also offers lots of promotions for free rides and admission, making it so affordable  & fun it's well worth the trip to Costa Mesa!

OC Fair guests can cool off in a large ground level fountain.
  
Friday, July 17: Opening Day. Free Admission & Free Parking from Noon - 1pm.
 
Active & Retired Military w/ ID: Free fair admission.


Read & Ride Program: Kids ages 5-11 can read 2 books, fill in a form, and get 3 free carnival rides! Parents must download the form and have their children fill it out prior to visiting the fair.

 
 We Care Wednesdays:
  • Wednesday, July 22:  Food Drive.  Donate five non-perishable food items and get free fair admission and a free carnival ride. Noon-3pm.
  • Wednesday, July 29: Children's Book Drive. Donate one new children's book or three gently used children's book and receive free fair admission and a free carnival ride. Noon-3pm.
  • Wednesday, August 5: Clothing Drive. Donate five gently used clothing items and get free fair admission and a free carnival ride.
  • Wednesday, August 12: School Supply Drive. Donate new school supply items valued at $5 or more and receive free fair admission and a free carnival ride. Accepted items: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper and school backpacks. Receipt Required. Noon-3pm.
Thursdays: Kids 12 and under get into the fair for FREE!

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Unlimited ride wristband + 2 games for $30.

Fridays: $2 Rides & $2 Games from Noon-4pm. Seniors get $2 admission & free merry-go-round & ferris wheel rides all day.
 
Saturdays & Sundays: $3 admission from 10am-11am. Free off-site parking with shuttle service.


Fair Admission Prices: General (13-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $7, Youth (6-12) $7, Children under 5 are free. Fair parking is $10, cash only. The Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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TIPS for Visiting the OC FAIR
  1. If the Fair Drive exit off the 55 South is congested, take the following exit at 22nd Street. Make a right at the signal then follow the signs leading to the fair gates.
  2. The fair grounds are 4 miles from the ocean. When the sun sets it gets downright chilly. My husband and I felt okay, but 71 degrees for a toddler is cold. Bring sweaters if you plan to stay the evening.
  3. Ride tickets are 50 cents each at the fair. There is no quantity discount. Rides require 6-12 tickets. For your convenience there are strolling vendors wearing flags in the ride area selling tickets.
  4. Kiddie rides have a 36" height requirement and some ride don't allow kids to ride alone unless they are 42" tall.
  5. Combine any of the promotions above and save big at the OC Fair.
 
 

Huge BBQ grill at the OC Fair. Estimated size 100 square feet!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Free Lego Mini-Build Event at Lego Stores: 1st Tuesday of the Month

The first Tuesday of every month Lego Stores host a free mini-build event. Kids 6-14 years will receive a kit to create a special themed mini model.

Registration is required to participate and the event fills up quickly. Click here to register.

There are Lego Stores at the Glendale Galleria, Ontario Mills, and Downtown Disney in Anaheim.





August Mini-Build: Kangaroo & Joey in Pouch
Tuesday, August 4 & Wednesday, August 5
 
 

 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Star Party, Garvey Ranch Observatory: Wednesday Nights, 7:30-10pm

Take part in a Star Party every Wednesday night at Garvey Ranch Park Observatory in Monterey Park!

The Los Angeles Astronomical Society hosts the weekly event and the website says, "The Garvey Ranch Observatory is open to the public every Wednesday evening from 7:30 PM to 10 PM. Go into the dome to use the 8 Inch Refractor or observe through one of our telescopes on the lawn. Visit our workshop to learn how you can build your own telescope, grind your own mirror, or sign up for our free seasonal astronomy classes."

Stay all night or stop by for a quick glance through the telescope. My kids thought it was fun!


Wednesday Nights
7:30 - 10pm
781 S. Orange Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755


Pico Rivera Library Events

9001 Mines Ave., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 942-7394
 
 
Monday, 10am-6pm
Tuesday, 10am-8pm
Wednesday, 10am-8pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
 
All event descriptions in italics are transcribed directly from the L.A. County Library website.
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Rockin' Toddler Story Time
Let's celebrate the joys of music through story, song, and art. Children ages 1-3 years old and their adult caregiver.
 
Tuesday, July 7, 2pm
Come and get creative with over 10,000 pieces of large and medium size building blocks. Registration Required. Please call or visit the library to register. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Pico Rivera Library.
 
Animate Something! Workshop
Let's get animated. Bring your toys, camera and creativity to learn how to create stop-motion animation in a 4-day workshop.  You'll make action figures dance, drawings come to life and turn everyday objects into video art.
 
Tuesday, July 14, 5pm
Guinness World Record Holder David Fisher, the Rope Warrior, will perform spectacular routines choreographed to a kaleidoscope of music. All ages welcome.
 
Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Join us for our monthly Teen Advisory Group meeting. Meet with fellow teens and share ideas on what types of programming you would like to see at the library. You'll also get to hang out and play games after the meeting. Why take part in our TAG meetings? These meetings can count towards your: Community Service requirement, Leadership Skill development, College application, & Job Resume. To get involved or for more information please ask for Pico Rivera's Teen Services Librarian.
 
Bark for Books
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog from BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids). Designed for school-age children; beginning readers and pre-readers accompanied by a parent. This program is on a first come, first serve basis the third Saturday of the month. Participation is limited to dog reading team availability. For ages 4 and up.
 
Tuesday, July 21, 2pm
Join us for a free animated film. This jazz-filled feline adventure will definitely be a swinging good time for all ages. Please call or visit the library for film title. Parents: please be aware that refreshments will be served. A list of ingredients will be available.
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2pm
Families, join us in celebration of all readers with our grand finale performance. Wacko's hilarious comedy and magic show will definitely be a rockin' good time for all. All ages welcome.
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2pm
Express your poetic side, visually. Grab some books, newspaper articles and art supplies and let's make visual art with poetry. Here are some art ideas: Blackout Poems, Book Spine Poetry, Ransom Note, & Vine-it Poetry.
 
Wednesday, July 29, 6pm
Quattrosound, 14th Annual Latin Grammy Nominee for Best New Artist, is an innovative ensemble presenting an inspiring and eclectic program of classical, Latin and jazz works. Quattrosound is what happens when you bring diverse cultures, talent and musical ideas together under one music–loving roof. All music is composed and/or arranged by group members. This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis. For the whole family!
 
Wednesday, August 5, 3pm
Let's play some board games. Invent game ideas with us or come up with new rules for Chess, RISK, Settlers of Catan and more. It's a fun way to get creative and learn game development. For ages 10+.
 
Wednesday, August 12, 5pm
Summer break is almost over. Get one more K.O. in before school starts. Think you can handle Rainbow Road? Get bugged and nerfed and let's play some console games. It's a Griefer-free zone. For ages 10+.
 
Wednesday, August 26, 4pm
Tired of looking at your USB flash drive's generic case?  Give it some "flash" and wrap it in paracord.  Learn to weave with paracord and create paracord cases for your USB flash drive.
Supplies are limited.  Stop by early. For ages 12+.
 
Saturday, September 5, 10am
How will you score on your SAT? Find out by taking a full-length practice test given under the same testing conditions as the actual exams. You'll get a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at the Customer Service Desk. Practice test will be for the current 2015 SAT so high school Juniors and Seniors should sign up. Workshop provided by Princeton Review.
 
 

 
 






East L.A. Library Events

4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 264-0155
 
Monday-Thursday, 10am-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm
 
All event descriptions in italics are transcribed directly from the L.A. County Library website.
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Family Story Time
Join us for our Summer session of stories, rhymes, music, and art activities! This storytime is for children of all ages and their caregivers.
 
Toddler Story Time
Join us for our Summer session of stories, fingerplays, rhymes, music, and activities. For children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.

Twinkle Time
Tuesday, July 7, 2pm
Join us for a high energy bilingual pop music concert for kids featuring Twinkle and Friends.

Rope Warrior
Tuesday, July 14, 2pm
Hear the music and jump to the beat.  Join us for an amazing show demonstrating the coolest jump rope tricks done by World Record Holder Dave Fisher aka the Rope Warrior.

Make Your Own Musical Instruments
Saturday, July 18, 2pm
Saturday, August 15, 2pm
Join us this summer for a monthly Art Day. In celebration of our Summer Reading Program theme, "Read to the Rhythm," children will make and decorate their very own musical instrument. This program is for children ages 5-12.


Malas Palabras: Live Theatre (in Spanish)
Wednesday, August 6, 6pm
El Centro de Arte Tierra Blanca presenta una maravillosa obra, actuada por una sola mujer para toda la familia, protagonizada por Julieta Ortiz. Teatro en vivo en la biblioteca - ¡No te lo pierdas!
Flor es escritora y todos los días, antes de iniciar su trabajo, canta mientras acomoda su escritorio. Pero hoy, precisamente hoy, decide abrir su caja de recuerdos y a partir de allí va desenredando la madeja de su historia. Una historia como la de muchos niños que son adoptados por padres amorosos que tienen miedo de afrontar el momento de la revelación, que tarde o temprano tendrá que suceder.  Refrigerio cortesía de Los Amigos de la Biblioteca del Este de Los Angeles. Para todas las edades.

Personal Safety Workshop
Saturday, August 8, 2pm
Learn to be more aware of your surroundings to increase personal safety.  Learn techniques for dealing with unsafe situations and what to do during an unwelcome approach.  This workshop is designed to help participants identify risks and evaluate options for dealing with threats of violence.
Register at the Information Desk for this free class. Parent participation is required.  For children 4-10 with their parents and caregivers.

History and Art of the Classic Rebozo
Monday, September 21, 6pm
Explore the history of rebozos, an important garment for women in Mexico and around the world used either as a luxury or for daily tasks. The rebozo is a garment combining Pre-Hispanic, Asian and European traditions, and over the centuries this multiuse textile has evolved into a complicated collection of shapes and patterns while making a distinct cultural statement. The lecture by artist Miriam Quezada will include a display of rare and beautiful rebozos from Oaxaca, Michoacan, Chiapas and Jalisco.  All ages.

 

Chet Holifield Library Events

1060 S. Greenwood Ave., Montebello, CA 90640
(323)728-0421

Monday-Tuesday, 10am-7pm
Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-6pm

All event descriptions in italics are transcribed directly from the L.A. County Library website.
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Family Story Time
Monday, July 6, 5pm
Monday, July 13, 5pm
Monday, July 20, 5pm
Monday, July 27, 5pm
Nurture your child's love of reading with songs and stories at the library!  Simple art activities will also be provided to encourage learning. We will also be introducing a few words in American Sign Language each week to enrich our families' storytime experience! Open to all children and their caretakers.



 

Events at Montebello Library

1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 722-6551
Monday-Tuesday, 10am-8pm
Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm
Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

All event descriptions in italics are transcribed directly from the L.A. County Library website.
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Teen Book Club
Tuesday, July 7, 4pm
Come discuss our monthly book, answer trivia questions, and make new friends! We will be discussing Letters to a Bullied Girl by Olivia Gardner.  Olivia was severely cyber-bullied by her classmates for more than two years.  News of her bullying spread nationwide and a letter-writing campaign was initiated to help Olivia's spirits. For a copy of the book, please ask the Information Desk. We will be distributing our next book club title at this program. Ages 14-18 are welcome to join.

Toddler Story Time
Join us for stories, music, and rhymes, followed by play time.  For ages 1 - 3 years.
 
Summer Story Time
Join us for stories, music, and rhymes, followed by an art activity.
For ages 4 - 7 years.
 
Thursday, July 9, 4pm
Have fun using colored pencils and stencils to create unique geometric designs! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join. Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served at this program.  A list of ingredients will be available.

Art Into Music
Tuesday, July 14, 3pm
Make your own musical instruments and musical designs! This special art program is part of the 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program, "Read to the Rhythm."

Teen Art Program: Song Box
Thursday, July 16, 4pm
Join us and decorate your own song box with your favorite lyrics.  Ages 12-18 are welcome to join.

Teen Game Night
Monday, July 20, 5pm
Monday, August 17, 5pm
Monday, September 21, 5pm
Monday, October 19, 5pm
Monday, November 16, 5pm
Monday, December 21, 5pm
Teens and tweens, take a break and come play some of your favorite board games and card games with us! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join.

Arty Loon: Magic Show
Tuesday, July 21, 3pm
Enjoy an entertaining variety show featuring magic, balloons, juggling, and comedy.
This special show is part of our 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program, "Read to the Rhythm."

 
Teen Tangle Free Headphones
Thursday, July 23, 4pm
Are your headphones always getting tangled?  Come wrap your headphone cords with embrodiery floss. Bring your own set of headphones! If you don't want to wrap your headphones, make a fun Friendship Bracelet! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join.

American Red Cross Hand Bell Choir
Monday, July 27, 11am
Come and enjoy the music of these very talented performers.

Marcus Miller: Drums from Around the World
Tuesday, July 28, 3pm
Enjoy international rhythms, history, and lots of audience participation! This special show is part of our 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program, Read to the Rhythm!

Tween Book Club
Tuesday, July 28, 4pm
Do you enjoy reading?  Come discuss our monthly book, answer trivia questions, and make new friends!  For a copy of the book, please ask the Information Desk. We will be discussing Bone: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith.  The adventure starts when cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of their home, Boneville, and later get separated and lost in the wilderness, meeting monsters and making friends as they attempt to return home. Distribution of our next book club title will be held during this program. Ages 12-14 are welcome to join.

Teen Zentangle
Thursday, July 30, 4pm
Join us for an easy and fun way to create abstract art. Ages 12-18 are welcome to join.

Teen Disco Ball
Thursday, August 6, 4pm
Come make your very own disco ball that you can dance under!

Teen Scratch Art Guitars
Wednesday, August 12, 4pm
Create your very own vibrant work of art by using a wooden stylus and a guitar shaped scratch board.  We'll also be celebrating the end of our Summer Reading Program! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join.

Tween Book Club
Tuesday, August 25, 4pm
Do you enjoy reading?  Come discuss our monthly book, answer trivia questions, and make new friends!  For a copy of the book, please ask the Information Desk. We will be discussing The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. We will be distributing our next book club title at this program. Ages 12-14 are welcome to join.

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, September 1, 4pm
Do you enjoy reading?  Come discuss our monthly book, answer trivia questions, and make new friends! We will be discussing Divergent by Veronica Roth.  In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five factions to define her identity for the rest of her life.  This decision is made more difficult when she discovers she does not fit into any one group and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. We will be distributing our next book club title at this program.  Ages 14-18 are welcome to join.

Tween Book Club
Tuesday, September 22, 4pm
Do you enjoy reading?  Come discuss our monthly book, answer trivia questions, and make new friends!  For a copy of the book, please ask the Information Desk. We will be discussing The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen.  In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war. We will be distributing our next book club title at this program. Ages 12-14 are welcome to join.
 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Firework Shows in the Los Angeles area

Large firework shows must be registered with the city or county of Los Angeles. Most firework shows start at dusk or 9pm. Click city links for more information or visit SafeJuly4th.org.


Saturday, July 4th Firework Shows

 
Alhambra
       
Artesia
     
Baldwin Park
     
Burbank
            
Calabasas
     
Cerritos
     
Claremont
     
Commerce
     
Crescenta Valley
     
Culver City
       
Diamond Bar
     
Eagle Rock
     
El Sereno
     
Gardena
     
Huntington Park
     
La Habra
     
La Mirada
     
Long Beach: The Queen Mary
       
Los Angeles: Van Ness Recreation Center,
     
Lynwood
     
Marina Del Rey:  Burton Chase Park
     
Marina Del Rey: Fisherman's Village
     
Monrovia
 
Monterey Park
     
Pacific Palisades
            
    
Porter Ranch
     
Redondo Beach
     
Rosemead   
     
San Fernando
     
San Pedro - Cabrillo Beach
     
Santa Clarita

Santa Fe Springs
     
South El Monte
     
South Gate
 
Walnut
     
Westlake Village
     
 

 
 
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Independence Day Celebration: Rosewood Park, Commerce


 
 
 

4th of July Spectacular: New Temple Park, South El Monte

Fourth of July Celebration
 Saturday, July 4th , 1-9 pm
New Temple Park
1450 Lidcombe Ave, South El Monte



4th of July Kid's Bike Parade: Long Beach

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Saturday, July 4th
Registration begins at 9:15am (on site registration accepted)

1 S. Granada Ave
Belmont Shore
Long Beach, 90803

Bikes, wagons, strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome. Kids, parents, and teens are encouraged to ride. Kids are required to wear helmets.

Contests for kids 12 and under include: best decorated bicycle, best costume, and best patriotic speech.

Free parking available at 1 Granada Ave or bring quarters and use the parking meters on the street. For more information visit http://www.bikeparade.com/.

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4th of July Block Party: Grand Park, Downtown L.A.


4th of July Block Party
Saturday, July 4
3pm-9:30pm
Grand Park
200 North Grand Ave.,  Los Angeles, CA 90012

I visited Grand Park for the first time two years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find lush spacious lawns, shops, a huge walk-in water fountain for kids to splash to their hearts content, and a new playground has been added since my last visit.

This Fourth of July Grand Park will feature a celebration with live entertainment and fireworks.

Prepared food picnics are encouraged in the park. Beverages are not allowed, but empty bottles for water are allowed. Grilling and cooking prohibited. All bags will be checked. Pets on leashes are welcome. There are strict rules for what is allowed, please refer to the Grand Park website for more information.


 
 

Rosemead 4th of July 5K Run, Kids Mile, and Tot Trot

 
Day of registration is accepted. Cash only.
Registration begins at 6am. 5k starts at 7am.



4th of July Celebration: Almansor Park, Alhambra,


 
Saturday, July 4th
2pm-10pm
800 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801
 
The image above is from the City of Alhambra Community Calendar.
 
 
 
 
 

4th of July Parade: Hacienda Heights


"I Love America"
4th of July Parade
Hacienda Heights
Saturday, July 4th
9:00am

 
The parade travels on north on Stimson Avenue, from Colima Road to Steinmetz Park.
The parade features bands, equestrian units, community members, service organizations, floats, drill teams, and  churches.

Parking is available in the surrounding community. Bring chairs/blankets to sit on the curb, umbrellas for shade, water and snacks. The parade lasts about 2 hours from start to finish.

For more information visit click here.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Splash Zone Water Park: Rosemead

Splash Zone entrance. Plenty of street parking.
A few  years ago, the city of  Rosemead opened Splash Zone water park which turned out to be a huge hit with families. The facility features two water slides, a splash pad, and a 100 person capacity pool.

Swim wear is required to play in all three Splash Zone areas, but regular clothes are allowed for guests who want to sit and observe.

If you have questions visit Rosemead's Aquatic Center website, or call Splash Zone during operating hours at (626)569-2270. Splash Zone is available for private parties.

Splash Zone @ Garvey Park
3233 Kelburn Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770

Splash Zone is open for 2015!!
Open 7 days a week through 8/16.
Then nights/ weekends through end of August.
Weekends in September only. 
 
Hours 
Monday-Friday 12:30 - 3:30 
Tuesdays &Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays Noon - 4pm
 
Admission
$1 - Ages 17 and under
$2 - Ages 18 and over
Rosemead residents can purchase season passes.
 
Two water slides. Riders must be 40 inches tall to ride.


Splash Pad, similar to the one at Grant Rea Park, but this one is a bit larger.


The pool is shallow. Near the steps it's 2.5 feet, the deep end is 4.5 feet. When the pool reaches capacity, the life guards block it off with caution tape. Splash Zone guests then have to make a line to enter as other guests exit.
Kids 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool.


A view of the whole park from the far side of the pool.



There are two picnic areas, this one near the pool. Most families bring snacks and/or lunch. Some bring in coolers on wagons, camp chairs, and blankets (for the small grassy area).



The second picnic area to the right of the slides.


There are a lot of shaded areas for parents to rest throughout Splash Zone.



There are male and female locker rooms, with toilets, sinks, showers, baby changing table, and a changing area with lockers. Lockers are free to use and measure about 10 inches deep by 18 inches high, bring your own lock.



If you plan on swimming and don't have a lock for the lockers, ask at the entrance for a basket to store your belongings in the lifeguard area.

CAVEAT: My cousin visited Splash Zone with her family on a hot weekend. She said it was packed. There was a line waiting to enter the facility and guests were only allowed to enter as other visitors exited due to capacity limitations. Once inside everyone was rotated out of the pool area, 30 minutes in the pool, then everyone was asked to visit another area while others were allowed in. She said it wasn't too fun.

I only visit Splash Zone with my kids on weekdays, and on days where it isn't scorching hot; I've always had a pleasant experience. If it's a really hot day, or you visit on the weekend, it will probably be very crowded. Plan to arrive at least 15-30 minutes before the center opens. Lines to enter form very early on peak attendance days.

CAVEAT #2: Near the end of the summer season in 2013, Splash Zone's hours of operation changed without notice. Double check the hours of operation later in the summer season.
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