Tag: Water

Spraygrounds in Sacramento 2017

Spraygrounds in Sacramento 2017

| May 24, 2017

If you’ve been following Sacramento Sidetracks through the years, then you know I am always enthusiastic about the spraygrounds we have in our area! They offer the most fabulous FREE way for kids to cool off in the summer! Most of the “spraygrounds”, “splash pads” and “fountains” on this list are located within a park […]

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The 16 Best Places to Cool Off for Free in 2016

The 16 Best Places to Cool Off for Free in 2016

| May 26, 2016

We all need a place to take the kids to cool off when it is hot and are extremely lucky that throughout Sacramento, there are 16 wonderful spraygrounds open this summer! Most of these are located within a park that also has a playground and picnic areas, so we are talking hours of fun for […]

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5 Aquatic Centers in the Greater Sacramento Area

5 Aquatic Centers in the Greater Sacramento Area

| May 21, 2014 | 118 Comments

[updated for 2016] Photo: My boys and I at the Wackford Aquatic Complex in Elk Grove! Aquatic Centers are like mini water parks with amazing play structures and water slides that kids go crazy for! For just a fraction of a large water park’s price, you can have a ton of fun cooling off! Here […]

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3 Super Cool Aquatic Centers

3 Super Cool Aquatic Centers

| July 18, 2013 | 569 Comments

Aquatic Centers are like mini water parks with amazing play structures and water slides that kids go crazy for! For just a fraction of a large water park’s price, you can have a ton of fun cooling off! Here are the three local aquatic centers we have in the greater Sacramento area: 1. FOLSOM AQUATIC […]

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Derr-Okamoto Sprayground in Elk Grove

Derr-Okamoto Sprayground in Elk Grove

| June 17, 2013 | 717 Comments

THIS is how we celebrated the last day of school…an afternoon at Derr-Okamoto Community Park! I picked the kids up from school, had them immediately change into their bathing suits and we took off! The JUNGLE THEMED sprayground and play structure had them giddy with excitement! It takes us about 25 minutes from where we […]

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Swim at Sacramento City Pools

Swim at Sacramento City Pools

| June 14, 2012 | 115 Comments

It’s official…the hot weather is here to stay! We’ll all be searching for ways to cool off and one of the most affordable ways to do that is to head to a city pool. We are fortunate that so many Sacramento residents came together with Save Mart to raise funds to keep pools open this […]

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Stephenson Family Park in Elk Grove

Stephenson Family Park in Elk Grove

| May 21, 2012 | 134 Comments

We just visited Stephenson Family Park in Elk Grove for the first time. This EGYPTIAN themed park was a fantastic change of pace with its snake-featured sprayground and really modern playground equipment. I took my three-year-old son and met up with guest blogger, Jennifer Bell, and her three kids. When my son saw the giant […]

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Wackford Aquatic Complex

Wackford Aquatic Complex

| July 27, 2011 | 115 Comments

If you like to see your kids’ eyes light up…check out the Wackford Aquatic Complex in Elk Grove on a hot summer day! A friend and I walked into the Wackford Aquatic Complex with four little boys, curious about what we were going to find but not expecting the excitement of a water park! The […]

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Lone Tree Park in Rocklin

Lone Tree Park in Rocklin

| July 20, 2010 | 111 Comments

Our 5th stop on our Sprayground Tour was Lone Tree Park in Rocklin.  This park has a sprayground equipped for all ages to enjoy and a huge playground.  As you can tell from the photos, this is a popular spot to cool off!  From May 15 through October 1, it’s open 10am to 7pm daily. […]

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Cool Off this Summer at Raging Waters

Cool Off this Summer at Raging Waters

| July 12, 2010 | 96 Comments

[Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway by “Like”ing Sacramento Sidetracks and Raging Waters on Facebook!  We appreciate all the new friends!  THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY IS SHANNON H.!  Congratulations!  Please contact me with your email address.] Enter to Win 4 Free Tickets! If you are looking for an extra special way to […]

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