Central Park in Huntington Beach for Kids and Families

Huntington Beach Central Park

Central Park Huntington Beach is so massive that it has an east and west side. It's a beautiful oasis of nature right in the thick of Huntington Beach. Location: The best way to visit the WEST side of the park is off Edwards. Talbert changes into Varsity at Edwards - so don't get tricked and turn the wrong way. Turn onto Talbert from Edwards.  If you don't live in … [Read more...]

Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach Central Park

adventure playground huntington beach

Adventure Playground (AP) inside Huntington Beach Central Park is one of 3 true adventure playgrounds in California. The others are in Berkeley and Irvine. How lucky are we? Directions to AP in Huntington Beach Central Park: The easiest way to find the playground is to find the Central Library and park there.  From Interstate 405, I exited at Beach Blvd and turned right on … [Read more...]

Dave and His Kite Connection on the Huntington Beach Pier


It is my duty as your local play expert to introduce you to, possibly, the most playful guy in our community! Dave Shenkman is the Founder and CEO of Kite Connection located on Huntington Beach Pier. That all sounds very stiff and boring, but you have got to see this guy in action! My first introduction to Dave was at the Orange County School District's "Program Preview Day" … [Read more...]

Shipley Nature Center and Blackbird Pond


Shipley Nature Center is absolutely one of my favorite spots in Orange County. The cool thing is that it's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to outdoor activities, since it sits smack dab in the middle of Huntington Beach Central Park! What? You didn't know that Huntington Beach has a central park?  And that it's HUGE -- with lakes and playgrounds and restaurants and a … [Read more...]