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...]

Adventure Play Park at Sendero Field in Rancho Mission Viejo

sendero field adventure play park

Adventure Play Park at Sendero Field in Rancho Mission Viejo is right outside San Juan Capistrano off Ortega Highway. It pains me to see this intersection of Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway/La Pata change so much from the wild space it used to be. For me, it was a gateway to Caspers Wilderness Park and a place for getting away from it all. The grading and housing now goes on … [Read more...]

Ultimate Guide to City Recreation Programs and Calendars in OC

ultimate guide city rec

Welcome to the ultimate guide to city recreation programs and calendars in OC with links to each city's community calendar or recreation classes and activities guides. If you live in Orange County, chances are you get a recreation guide mailed to you on a seasonal basis or at least a community newsletter. But we are all accustomed to traveling between many different OC cities … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Find New Places to Play

10 ways to find new places

To learn 10 ways to find new places to play - you first need to learn a little about your play trips guide -- ME! Think back to before smartphones, before blogs, before everybody talked about helicopter parenting and dwelled on the woes of kids not connected to nature.  Well, BEFORE all that I was helping families find new places to play via my MOMS Club newsletter by … [Read more...]

The Day “New” Happened at Discovery Cube OC

new at the cube

Bloggers covered it. The OC Register covered it. And lots of people are talking about the expansion finally opening. But you really need to visit and see for yourself! I don't want to spoil the surprise too much. We got to visit as part of a media preview. Although, I'm sharing what's new AT the Cube - the coolest bit of this expansion is what happens outside the cube! … [Read more...]