Some call it mayhem. Some see it as a cesspool of germs
that simply make them cringe. However you look at it,
Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach is one of THE
most popular attractions and activities for children
during the summer. And for kids it is the important
learning ground for practical things that maybe they
can't do in normal life. Building rafts, forts, sliding,
climbing across a rope bridge, and steering a raft
with a stick are just a few of the activities that
children participate in during their sessions at this
Central Park playground, contained in a fenced area and
open only during the summer.
From pretending you're
Tom Sawyer to simply exploring nature, kids come to this
outdoor adventure with only a few requirements such as
wearing close-toed shoes (for safety), and bringing a
spare change of clothes contained in a plastic bag for
cleaning up and leaving the premises in good working
order. Operated by the City of Huntington Beach
parks department, the attraction is so popular that
youth from around Southern California attend Adventure
Playground as there are few remaining such places in all
Huntington Beach Adventure Playground in Huntington
Central Park east of the Library includes Rafting around
the pond, balancing
across the rope bridge, building with hammers & saws and
splashing down the mud slide.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM until 4:00
PM. Closed Sundays.
Suggested age is 5-12, but they don't turn anyone
away due to age.
Children under 10 are required to have parent or
guardian supervision, especially at the tire swing and
in the building area.
Families or groups of less than 10 children do not
need to make reservations.
Groups of 10 or more and birthday parties must make
reservations. To ensure there will be room, make
reservations early in the season. Due to space
limitations, tables can only be reserved for Saturday
birthday parties and only one table per party.
Everybody must be wearing closed-toe tennis shoes
(sneakers) or stronger covering the entire foot.
Children wearing water shoes, jelly shoes, or sandals
will not be permitted to play.
wood donations are appreciated: 2x4, 4x4, plywood, pallets, or any wood that the kids can use to build treehouse
Needed are a few more hammers and saws. Donations are tax deductible. Bring your own lunch
or buy a variety of candy and soda for a small fee. The kids will get dirty.
There's a shower and a changing area, so bring extra clothes, a bag, and a towel. Beach chairs or blankets are recommended for adults who want to watch, but
participation is encouraged. Adventure Playground