Dana Crest Park: Simply a Dream for Multiple Kids

Dana Crest Park

Dana Crest Park in Dana Point is in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of areas to wander. My sister easily brought four kids under the age of 5 to this park and had no trouble watching them all.  The kids seem to the love the little make-believe houses most of all. A reader calls this the "other dinosaur park" in deference to the big dinosaur park in Laguna … [Read more...]

Sea Canyon Park in Dana Point

Sea Canyon Park Dana Point

Sea Canyon Park in Dana Point is an awesome park for climbers. I love that the big kid equipment is safely enclosed so even little kids can wander around. Directions to Sea Canyon Park: From Golden Lantern, turn onto Acapulco near Dana Hills High School. Make a right on Elisa, left on Santiago. Address: 33093 Santiago Drive, Dana Point, CA. MAP to Sea Canyon Park in Dana … [Read more...]

O’Neill Regional Park: Go Wild Outside

o'neill regional

O'Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon has a distinctly wilderness feel with options for hiking and camping. I camped there when I was a college student long ago. Rancho Santa Margarita sure cozied up next to it, huh? It's nestled back up in the foothills at the intersection of Live Oak and Trabuco Canyon roads. This is a beautiful time of year to go with the green hills and … [Read more...]

Mountain View Park in Lake Forest

mountain view park

Mountain View Park in Lake Forest is hidden behind a housing community and is slightly off any major roads.  We have visited this park during the week and towards the end of our visit we were the only people at the park so we enjoyed listening to the birds sing.  Since it isn’t on a major street you don’t have to compete with any road traffic or noise. Directions to … [Read more...]