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Favorite water/splash parks

Original post made by Lindsay on Jul 20, 2009

Just wondering if there are any we haven't been to in the area. We've been to the one off Valley and Hopyard and the newer one over off Stoneridge and 680. Thank you in advance for sharing!!

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Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Jul 20, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Can someone define a water/splash park? I've never heard the term.


Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2009 at 7:09 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

Uncelehomerr, I think Lindsay is talking about regular parks with play structures that also have structures that spray out water for children to play in. There is one by the tennis courts off Valley and Hopyard, where children push buttons and water pops up in different places (if they haven't changed it since my last visit). She isn't talking about water slide parks like the one off Stanley of the one in San Jose.

Lindsay I don't know of any other one's in Pleasanton but Dublin/San Ramon has a few. There is one near the Safeway in Dublin off Tassajara Road- near the newer looking apartments. I think if you go down and turn left like you're going to the jail you'll see the park. I think it's called Emerald Glen Park. The other one is Shannon Park, if they haven't changed it, that has a water area for children to play in.

Posted by Wet Willy, a resident of Ironwood
on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

Gleason Rd. in Dublin.

Posted by Water Pirate, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2009 at 9:24 am

How does 200+' of 3mm mylar spread down the backside of Kottinger Park sound? Can you say "worlds largest slip & slide" A hose or two & you've got an easy way to have some serious fun!

Posted by Michele, a resident of Las Positas
on Jul 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

There's the water slides in Antioch. It's about a 30 minute drive but it's worth it. It's only about $6 or $7 to get in there. My kids have a blast all day! And it's never over crowded like the water slides in San Jose.

Posted by Jane, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:36 pm

In San Ramon there's a beautiful playground with lots of water. I don't know the name of it, but its off the Bollinger Canyon exit (680 North) Make a right off the exit, pass the Whole Foods/Borders/Target shopping center on your left, and make a left at an intersection soon after , the third one maybe (imprecise, I know, sorry, can't remember street names). The park is immediately on your left after you make that left at the intersection. There's tons of parking because it's a VERY large park.,
There's also a real water park ( a mini-WaterWorld) in Fremont.

Posted by Lindsay, a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 21, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, we will check them out!!

Posted by Tim, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

Try the water park in Livermore at the Community Center on East St. It has all sorts of water activities.

Posted by lucy, a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Jul 22, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Central Park in San Ramon is the large one with plenty of parking.

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