Little Cottonwood Park: The Busiest Little Playground Around


Little Cottonwood Park in Los Alamitos is super popular. So popular, in fact, that it took me a very long time to get photos without kids!  I can see why, too. It's a great and compact little park with two sizable picnic shelters to shade parents and host parties. Location: From Interstate 405, take the Seal Beach Blvd. exit. Drive east toward the mountains.  Turn right onto … [Read more...]

Rush Park: Hand-Painted Tiles Decorate the Playground Wall


Rush Park is olden days Americana and families playing softball on lazy weekends. It's also the only one of Los Alamitos parks I've had the pleasure to visit. We stopped at this park on the way back to Orange County from the Aquarium of the Pacific in February 2008. It's easy an easy on/off the freeway and just a gorgeous setting. It's idyllic with emerald green lawns spotted … [Read more...]