Splishing and Splashing in La Mirada, California
The alluring aroma of fresh funnel cakes and sizzling hamburgers greets the visitors to La Mirada’s largely undiscovered water park, Splash! Hidden behind the local library and fire station, this $40-million facility features two Olympic-sized pools and a fantastic children’s area. The colorful water slides, lazy river, and shallow kiddie pool offer families a safe environment to play and soak in some rays. All ages get wet—from the toddlers taking swim lessons to the “mature” ladies in the water aerobics classes. A park for all seasons, the kiddie pool turns into an ice skating rink and winter wonderland after summer. Tucked into the heart of La Mirada, Splash! is a local treasure.