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After more than 45 years of service to our community, the Larkey Pool underwent a major renovation, re-opening in June 2017, just in time for the hot days of summer.


Located on land originally settled in 1857 by rancher John Larkey and his family, the renovated Larkey Pool is truly a facility for all ages and ability levels.


The renovation included replacing the old-style toddler wading pool with a water-efficient Splash Playground that is accessible for children of all physical abilities.The Splash Playground is, without question, popular for youth of all ages.


Through the generosity of the community, the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation raised more than $90,000 for the Splash Playground. Key contributors were the William A. Kerr Foundation and the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation . . . as well as other community donors.



Larkey Pool

Splash Playground Reaps Great Benefits

The Larkey Splash Playground provides an engaging water-play experience for children that is both fun and safe (zero-depth) and also supports children’s creative and physical development.


The Playground helps children:

  • Develop their motor skills and coordination

  • Increase their aerobic capacity

  • Build muscular strength, agility and reflexes

  • Engage their cognitive abilities and improve sensory learning

  • Expand their opportunities for collaborative play and social interaction







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