Crown Valley Park: Seeing the Forest for the Splash Pad

Crown Valley

Crown Valley Park in Laguna Niguel sports a new forest theme and splash pad thanks to a total renovation in Winter/Spring 2015 which now includes an amphitheater, restroom building, splash pad and new forest-themed play equipment. The City of Laguna Niguel calls it a "sprayground." Directions to Crown Valley Community Park Splash Pad: From the Interstate 5, take the … [Read more...]

Yosemite Park in Laguna Niguel

yosemite park

Yosemite Park in Laguna Niguel is a below street level park with the playground set in the back of the park. I almost thought we were in the wrong place, until I spotted the colorful equipment across the grassy area. Now in 2015, the grassy area is quite brown because of the drought. Don't let that be a turn off. The park was redesigned with a frontier theme. Directions … [Read more...]

Beacon Hill Park in Laguna Niguel


Beacon Hill Park in Laguna Niguel is another park best suited for little kids (2-5 year olds). Location: Beacon Hill Park is in a neighborhood past the intersection of Niguel Road and Beacon Hill Way.  From I-5, exit at Camino Capistrano and turn right towards downtown San Juan Capistrano. Turn left onto Del Obispo and travel across the train tracks and past the farm to turn … [Read more...]

Seminole Park in Laguna Niguel for Picnics in the Shade


We planned our visit to Seminole Park in Laguna Niguel to enjoy a lazy picnic.  It was a beautiful spot in a neighborhood with shade trees. Location:  Exit Interstate 5 at Crown Valley Parkway and head towards the beach.  You'll drive quite a while before reaching Niguel Road where you will make a left.  After you pass Marina Hills Drive, you will turn right onto August … [Read more...]