Splashdown to fun in Folsom and beyond
Folsom, Calif.- Folsom Spray Parks provide a super convenient and free way for residents to splash around during the hottest parts of the day. For those looking for a little more ambitious level of fun and thrills, Folsom Lake and the South Fork of the American River provide easy nearby access to spend the day. Here’s a list of Folsom Spray Parks along with a brief list of ideas to escape that grueling summer heat. Happy Summer!
Summer’s here and those new to this part of Northern California have quickly realized just how scorching hot summer can be. With triple digit temperatures a regular occurrence for several months, keeping cool is a high priority.
Folsom Spray Parks
John Kemp Community Park
Located at 1322 Bundrick Drive in Folsom, Kemp Community Park has splash pads that are open from 11:00am- 7:00pm daily through Sept 30. Restrooms, picnic areas, sports fields and concession snacks are also available.
Nisenan Community Park
Located at 700 Golf Links Road in Folsom, Nisenan Community Park’s water feature is also open daily through September 30 from 11:00am- 7:00pm. Restrooms, bike trail access, lighted basketball, bbq area, sports fields and concession snacks are also available.
Livermore Community Park
Located at 6004 Riley Street in Folsom, Nisenan Community Park’s water feature is also open daily through September 30 from 11:00am- 7:00pm. Restrooms, sports fields bike trail access, and concession snacks are also available.
Folsom Spray Parks may close from time to time due to repairs and maintenance issues. To check before heading out call 916-461-6601.
More Places to Cool Off
Steve Miklos Aquatic Center
The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center recently renovated swimming pools and a new play structure opens to the public.
Recreation swim will take place daily from 1 to 5 p.m. through September 5. Guests enjoy a colorful new interactive play structure, sparkling new plaster and tile on the instructional and play pools, new concrete decking, and other fun additions.
The epicenter of keeping cool in this area is Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Access points surround the lake in multiple counties. The North and South Fork of the American River upstream provide remote and unspoiled access opportunities. Folsom Lake is popular destination for much of the year.
Roseville, Lake Tahoe, South Yuba & beyond
Neighboring Roseville and Rocklin also provide water parks and opportunities to cool down. For adventure beyond to Lake Tahoe, South Yuba and more, explore ideas at Roseville Summer Guide to Keep Cool.