Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo

Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo

Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo is a favorite for families because of all the play options. If you're a sports player, there are tennis courts, a basketball court and a fitness course. Shade covers over the playground make it a nice option for summer. Views of Saddleback Valley greet walkers around the sidewalk loop. And there are plenty of green grassy hills to roll … [Read more...]

Aliso Viejo Walk: Stroll from Foxborough Park to Hillview Park

Aliso Viejo Walk

A nice Aliso Viejo walk takes you along the Aliso Creek bike/hiking trail paralleling Alicia Parkway from Foxborough Park to Hillview Park.  These two parks weren't on my radar because there are no playgrounds at either (and no bathrooms!).  However, they are perfect for a brisk walk outdoors with kids in a jogging stroller. Location: Foxborough Park is off Deerhurst near … [Read more...]

Westridge Park in Aliso Viejo for Shade on Lazy Afternoons

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Westridge Park in Aliso Viejo is one of those parks where I could hang out all day.  Unfortunately, the lack of restrooms makes that an impossibility -- but you know what I mean.  The kids seem happy to dig in the sand and explore the corners of this hidden park. Directions to Westridge Park: From I-5, exit at Oso Parkway which turns into Pacific Park as it crosses La Paz.  … [Read more...]

Acorn Park in Aliso Viejo: Sunken Play Yard Encourages Climbers

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Acorn Park in Aliso Viejo is nestled between a quiet neighborhood and Oak Grove Elementary School. Large trees surround play areas and provide some of the best shade around. Grassy picnic areas and gorgeous flora on the adjacent nature trail gives it a unique nature feel. Directions to Acorn Park in Aliso Viejo: If you are headed up Pacific Park turn right onto Wood … [Read more...]