Splash Pads Around Covina CA and the San Gabriel Valley

Its HOTT out there! As a mom of 2 small boys I’m always searching for places where I can take my 2 boys to burn off some of their never ending energy but on days like today and this weekend when the temps are supposed to be 100+ our choices are limited. One Splash Pads Around Covina the and San Gabriel Valleything I do love to do is take them to local Splash Pads and thought ya’ll might be interested in seeing where they are around the San Gabriel Valley!

Here’s the list, let me know if you know of any others that I’m missing!

Arcadia
Arcadia County Park
405 S. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia 91006
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Arcadia_Community_Regional_Park

Azusa
Dalton Park
18867 Armstead Street
Azusa 91702
(626) 852-1491
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Dalton_Park
Valleydale Park
5525 North Lark Ellen Avenue
Azusa 91702
(626) 334-8020
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Valleydale_Park

Baldwin Park
Barnes Park
3101 Pattriti Avenue
Baldwin Park 91706
website:http://www.baldwinpark.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&%20sectionid=28&id=118&Itemid=285

Morgan Park
4100 Baldwin Park Blvd.
Baldwin Park 91706
website: http://www.baldwinpark.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=226

Covina

Cougar Park

200 W Puente St, Covina 91723                                                                                             Website: http://covinaca.gov/images/Parks/Facilitypagefall2014.pdf

Glendale
Pacific Park
501 S. Pacific Avenue
Glendale 91204
website: http://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/community-services-parks/parks-facilities-historic-sites/pacific-community-center-park

Irwindale
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 East Arrow Highway
Irwindale 91706
Water Play Area open only on weekends ($2.00 per person and session; four (4) sessions per day; 90 minutes each)
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Santa_Fe_Dam_Recreational_Area

La Puente
Bassett Park
510 N. Vineland Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746
(626) 333-0959
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Bassett_Park

Sunshine Park
515 S. Deepmead Avenue
La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 854-5559
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Sunshine_Park
San Angelo Park
245 S. San Angelo Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746
(626) 968-2666
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/San_Angelo_Park

Los Angeles
City Terrace Park
1126 N. Hazard Avenue
Los Angeles 90063
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/City_Terrace_Park

Grand Park – Downtown
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles
Open Saturdays in August
website: http://grandparkla.org/faqs/
Pasadena
La Pintoresca Park
45 E Washington Blvd.
Pasadena 91103
website: http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/PublicWorks/La_Pintoresca_Park/

Rowland Heights
Pathfinder Community Regional Park
18150 E. Pathfinder Road
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(562) 690-0933
website:http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Pathfinder_Community_Regional_Park
San Dimas
Bonelli Park
120 Via Verde
San Dimas 91773
(909) 599-8411
Open Weekends/Holidays
All Lake Swim Beaches will continue to be closed on Mondays-Wednesdays throughout the year.
Vehicle Entrance Fee $10/day
website: http://www.bonellipark.org/
Valinda
Rimgrove Park
747 North Rimgrove Drive
Valinda, CA 91744
(626) 330-8798
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Rimgrove_Park

Whittier
Amelia Mayberry Park
13201 E. Meyer Road
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 944-7202
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/parks/amelia_mayberry_park

4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows Around Covina CA

The 4th of July is right around the corner and since Covina does NOT allow fireworks I thought it would be a good idea to put a list together of 4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows around the Covina area. So between BBQs and pool time make sure you check out some of these 4th of July Events and make time to watch the fireworks shows around the San Gabriel Valley. As always please share your photos on our Facebook Page and tag us (@covinaresidents) on Instagram.

4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows:

Covina:

4th of July Pancake Breakfast and Patriotio Concert 

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 8:30am
Venue: Covina Park
Address:
301 North 4th Ave
Covina, CA 91723
From: City Of Covina Parks And Recreation Department
Website: Click to visit the site 4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows Around Covina CA

Start the 4th of July off right with a delicious pancake breakfast, and then relax and enjoy the wonderful Covina Concert Band as they present America’s finest

8:30 -10:30am Pancake Breakfast ($5)

8:45-10:00 am Patriotic Concert

West Covina:

Independence Day Celebration At Edgewood Middle School

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Venue: Edgewood Middle School
Address:
1625 West Durness Street
West Covina, CA 91790
Website: Click to visit the site wc1

The City of West Covina and the West Covina MDA host the 25th Annual Independence Day Celebration!

Schedule:

3:00pm – 11:00pm – Carnival, food, rides, and games

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Entertainment by Cold Duck

9:00pm – Fireworks Show Sponsored by the City of West Covina and Athens Services

Independence Day Celebration At Hurst Ranch

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Venue: Hurst Ranch Historical Center
Address:
1227 South Orange Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
Website: Click to visit the sitewc2

The City of West Covina and the West Covina MDA host the 25th Annual Independence Day Celebration!

Schedule:

8:00am. – 11:00am. – Pancake Breakfast at Hurst Ranch

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Entertainment by Cold Duck

9:00pm – Fireworks Show Sponsored by the City of West Covina and Athens Services

Monrovia:

4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Monrovia Library Park
Address:
321 South Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Cost: Free
Website: Click to visit the site monr

Entertainment will begin at 3:00 p.m. with recorded music, followed by a live band playing from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The Fireworks Show is free of charge and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.

Baldwin Park: 

4th of July Spectacular

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Sierra Vista High School
Address:
3600 Frazier Ave.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Website: Click to visit the site bp1

At 6:45pm come see a live concert by The Sounds of the Supremes a tribute band, a fantastic vocal blend of Motown classics, standards, and contemporary songs coupled with stylish choreography, and unrivaled glamour. Bring the family for an evening of entertainment, fun, and fireworks from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Local vendors will provide food and refreshment booths. No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed.

Fireworks at 9:00pm

NASCAR Independence Day Fireworks

500 Speedway Drive,
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Website: Click to visit the site bp2

Mini Stocks:

3 time Mini Stock Champion Daryl Scoggins celebrating with his Pinto. Mini Stocks are open to any 4-cylinder front or rear wheel drive car. Pinto’s seem to be the car of choice.

Pick Your Part Super Stocks:

2011 Super Stock Champ and long time Irwindale competitor Curtis White celebrating a championship in Victory Lane.

This class is open to any 1970-1987 American made passenger car. These cars at one time had been driven on the streets. They became racecars by being stripped down to the bare frame and put back together with the basic racing essentials including roll cage, racing fuel cell and treaded racing tires.

Time:  7:00 PM (Gates Open 4:00 PM) 

La Puente:

Fortunato Jimenez Independence Day Celebration & Firework Show Independence Day Event

Date: July 3, 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:59pm
Venue: La Puente Park
Address:
501 N. Glendora Avenue
La Puente, CA 91744
Website: Click to visit the site

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2015 Summer Evening Entertainment at Covina Park starts today!

Summers in Covina are always jam packed with things to do. Today is the start of the Evening Entertainment series at Covina Park with Monday Starlight Concerts kicking it all off. Here is this year’s schedule, as you can see there is something for everyone. Monday nigh concerts, Tuesday Kid’s Night Out, Wednesdays are Celebration Series to the tune of Gospel Music, and Thursdays feature the Covina Concert Band! Best of all, all of these things are FREE! Bring the family and enjoy your summer evening at Covina Park this summer!

Covina Residents, Covina 2015 summer series

Covina Residents, Covina 2015 summer series

Covina Residents Holiday Food & Toy Drive 2014

The weather is finally getting cooler, the leaves are changing color and Thanksgiving is right already next week!

Holiay Food Drive

This Holiday Season New Century Realtors, Salon Lavish, and The Right Fit Covina have partnered to host a Holiday Food & Toy Drive to benefit Project 29:11‘s food bank and their 2014 Community Christmas Party.

The Details:

From November 17th-  December 8th                                                                                               Drop off your donations of nonperishable food items or unwrapped toys at any of the following  locations and be entered to win a $100  Amazon gift card! 

Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps! Lets work together as a community to help local families during this holiday season.

Drop Off Locations:

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New Century Realtors & Associates                                  254 E. Rowland Street                                                          Covina, CA 91723                                                                       (626) 252-0839

Lavish Logo

Salon Lavish                                                                         147 S. Citrus Ave                                                                 Covina, CA 91723                                                                     (626) 732-5813

The Right Fit Logo

The Right Fit- Covina                                                                           402 E. San Bernardino Rd                                                        Covina, CA 91723                                                                                (626) 485-5358

 

Let all of your friends and family know about our Food & Toy Drive and their chance to win the $100 Amazon Gift Card for participating. Lets come together as a community to help those in need this holiday season.

For more information or corporate donations go to: www.Project2911.net

 

Covina’s Field of Valor November 8th-16th

A remarkable event began in Covina, CA in November of 2012.  The community saw the birth of a new project started by the Covina Rotary Club on the fields of Sierra Vista Middle School. For the entire week preceding Veteran’s Day, two thousand American flags flew as a patriotic tribute honoring all Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel for their dedication and service to our nation, preserving our security and our freedom.  Visitors and volunteers from the surrounding communities experienced an amazing sense of patriotism while viewing and honoring a display of the flags – star spangled banners standing tall and proud, and by participating in various activities during the week ending on Veterans’ Day.

fov-childThe majority of the flags were sponsored and specifically dedicated by groups and individuals honoring a friend or family member. Throughout the week, various speakers, concerts, student tours, and military fly-overs made the field an exciting and magnificent tribute to our veterans.

What a better way to spend Veteran’s Day than to take your family to witness this awe-inspiring sight? If you go please remember to snap a few pictures and share them on our Instagram (@CovinaResidents) and Facebook Fan page (Covina Residents).

DAILY EVENTS

Events have been planned for every day of the Field of Valor.   Docents are there from 10:00 to dusk every day.  The following are the proposed 2014 events:


  • November 8 – To participate in the Flag Procession, meet at 8:00am at Sierra Vista School parking lot on Puente street. The Procession will begin at 8:30am at Grand at Puente.
  • November 9 – Opening Ceremonies 10:00 am
  • November 11 – Veterans Day Ceremonies 10:00 am
  • November 12 – School Field Trips Field open at 2:00 (Scout night & Flag Retirement Ceremony 6:30)
  • November 13 – All Clubs Day, Field Trips, Field open at 2:00
  • November 14 – School Field Trips Field open at 2:00
  • November 15 – Closing Ceremonies 10:00 am
  • November 16 – Striking the Field 10:00 am

Where will the Field of Valor take place?

Sierra Vista Middle School will host the Field of Valor. Sierra Vista is located at 777 Puente Avenue, Covina, on the northwest corner of Grand and Puente.

 

info source: http://covinafieldofvalor.org/

2014 Covina Halloween Carnival!

Looking for a family friendly Halloween event to go to tomorrow? Covina’s Halloween Carnival is at Covina Park tomorrow starting at 5:30pm. Its FREE fun for the whole family! Remember to take pics and tag #CovinaResidents on Instagram!

Covina Halloween Carnival

Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Pumpkin Festival is this Weekend! (10/18-10/19)

This is not in Covina but it is only a ride over the hill at Cal Poly Pomona! This will be the 5th Pumpkin Festival that I attend, I started going when my son was only a few weeks old and have made it a family tradition ever since. Its such a great event for pictures that you’ll treasure forever, I know I do. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and maybe even a wagon for you to carry the pumpkins in. It tends to be busier the later in the day you get there and parking fills quickly so try to get there early in the morning. If you go make sure you tag @CovinaResidents when you post on Instagram!

Here’s the info from their website:2009

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Food and Activities

Join us for the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival where you can choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch ($5 ea). Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (runs from 9am-5pm). We also have a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and lots of activities for kids! If you like pancakes, we’ve got them. Join us for our pancake breakfast Saturday morning only from 8am-11am. Bring your appetite! On Sunday, an earthquake simulator as well as FDNY Resue 5, a rolling memorial of the victims of 9/11, will be on display.
For the safety of all our guests, no animals are permitted at the Pumpkin Festival.

Prices (Cash Only-ATM machines are available)

Admission and Parking: FREE (Parking in lot C or Parking structure with shuttle service throughout the festival)
(HANDICAP PARKING with golf cart transport is available in lot “B”)
Pumpkins from the patch: $5 each
Insect Fair at the Bronco Student Center (9am-5pm): $5 for adults; $4 for students, FREE for kids 2 and under
Pancake Breakfast (Saturday only 8am-11am): $5 for adults, $4 for students, seniors, military, and kids 12 and under
Corn Maze: $2
Petting Zoo: $3
Prices are subject to change.

*All proceeds support College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.

Click here to view a timelapse of the Pumpkin Festival.

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Map and Driving Directions

Pumpkin Festival mapThe Pumpkin Festival is located at the Farm Store:
4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768

Enter your starting address:

Parking: Lot C or Parking Structure (off Kellogg Drive)
Handicap parking: Lot B (with golf cart transport)