Wondering about the best parks and playgrounds in Yorba Linda? So was I! But I think it’s really hard to be objective about parks, because what’s one family’s favorite park could be dreaded by another family. Opinions can change dependent on the ages of the children, the weather or season, or just based on one good or bad park trip. I’ll attempt to list Yorba Linda parks and playgrounds as if I were giving advice to a friend who is visiting the area. I used the parks map provided by the City of Yorba Linda to explore all the options.
Does your experience differ? Please leave a note in the comments!
Also – make sure you read to the end to learn about family-friendly restaurant recommendations to incorporate into your play trips! Some are personal preferences and others were contributed by moms who live in the area.
Top Parks in Yorba Linda
In no particular order . . .
Box Canyon Park is universally accessible and combines both a castle and pirate ship them for a fun place to play.
Jessamyn West Park is centrally located along the main boulevard, but feels very much like a garden.
Hurless Barton Park is perhaps the most well-known because of its summer Adventure Playground program and its proximity to the City of Yorba Linda Community Center.
Arroyo Park is a reader favorite – even though it’s a no-frills park. (Not to be confused with Arroyo Park in Newport Beach).
Eastside Community Park is on a hill near ball fields and has a wide open feel to it.
Brush Canyon Park is one of my very favorites because it’s a great place to watch the trains go by.
Mustang Fields is one of the newest parks in the area near Yorba Linda High School.
San Antonio Park is a peaceful place to play up near the foothills.
More Parks and Playgrounds in Yorba Linda
So many places to play! Some of these don’t have links because I haven’t written individual posts yet. In those cases, I included the address so you can find the park. And at least now you have a photo for reference! In other posts, they just need to be updated and I’ll move them up with the others.
Thanks for being patient. There’s only one of me, so this will be a work in progress.
Fairmont Knolls (4701 Fairmont Blvd)
Rio del Oro Park (4800 Rio del Oro)
Parks I Haven’t Visited Yet:
- Kingsbriar Park (5560 Kingsbriar Drive)
- Vista Del Verde I Park (7600 Lakeview Avenue)
- Vista Del Verde II Park (4200 1/2 Lakeview Avenue)
VERY Small Neighborhood Parks
Las Brisas Park
Vista Lampara Park
Family-Friendly Restaurants to Pair with Your Play Trips
Readers pointed me in the direction of these restaurants . . .
- Rich Farm Ice Cream (Dole Whip style soft serve and super-yummy butter pecan)
- Stefano’s Golden Baked Hams (panini sandwiches, salads & wraps, best tomato bisque soup ever!)
- Wise Guys Pizzeria (sit outside on the patio)
Please add your suggestions to the comments below!