Marina Park in Newport Beach on the Balboa Peninsula

Marina Park in Newport Beach

Marina Park in the Newport Beach on the Balboa Peninsula is the first harbor-side playground on the Peninsula.  There is already Peninsula Park playground at the Balboa Pier and the smaller 38th Street Park and Newport Island Park, but I predict Marina Park will serve as a community hub for its location near the Balboa Fun Zone and upscale feel. Directions to Marina Park … [Read more...]

Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad

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The Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad celebrates its 20th year when it opens the day after Thanksgiving. So why am I writing about it NOW? Because tickets are ALREADY on sale and some dates are ALREADY sold out.  I don't want you to miss out on the fun. Mapping Out the Festivities Every year, it seems they add more lights and the location becomes more … [Read more...]

Mile Square Park Nature Area

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Mile Square Regional Park’s Nature Area is a special 15 acre natural park area with native plants tucked away in the upper half of Mile Square Regional Park, nestled between the golf course and the regular park area.  You wouldn't even know it's there if you're passing by on Euclid or Edinger. Location: The nature area entrance is in Parking Lot “F” which is closest to … [Read more...]