Crown Valley Park: Seeing the Forest for the Splash Pad

Crown Valley

Crown Valley Park in Laguna Niguel sports a new forest theme and splash pad thanks to a total renovation in Winter/Spring 2015 which now includes an amphitheater, restroom building, splash pad and new forest-themed play equipment. The City of Laguna Niguel calls it a "sprayground." Directions to Crown Valley Community Park Splash Pad: From the Interstate 5, take the … [Read more...]

Visit Lake Gregory for Weekend Water Play

Lake Gregory

I never knew about Lake Gregory until my friend, Noel of Bosh Images and mom to a 9 year old and toddler, shared her amazing experience there. Now I wanna go! Here's her write-up for you . . .  A short drive up the mountains, before you get to Lake Arrowhead there is a small lake with large sized fun packed in it. Lake Gregory has no shortage of things to do, from … [Read more...]

2 Kid-Friendly San Diego Beaches with Playgrounds

2 Kid-Friendly San Diego Beaches with Playgrounds

Reader Question: I’m going to Northern San Diego for Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  It’ll be mostly with my 3 year old and myself so I’m thinking about spending most of Saturday at a beach.  This means either Oceanside, Carlsbad, or possibly Encinitas.  I want an easy access to the beach with some quick-bite choices in the vicinity. I'll suggest these two kid-friendly … [Read more...]

Slow Down for Family Time at the Whitewater Preserve

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The Wildlands Conservancy lands have officially moved to the top of my list of favorite wild spaces.  After taking our annual family fall hike through the Oak Glen Preserve -- which is also part of the Conservancy -- the ranger talked us into heading to Whitewater Preserve. Wow!  I'm so glad we extended our adventure to check out this beautiful place.  The weather was … [Read more...]