The Lake Forest Sports Park playgrounds and Recreation Center is my new favorite place to hang out. I think this might be the most underestimated place for fun in South County! I finally had a lazy weekend morning to really explore this park enough to cover it for you. I spent over an hour wandering around and I didn't even come close to seeing everything! Even though I … [Read more...]
Lake Forest Parks
Almost 20 Lake Forest parks in Orange County, California listed on this site provide playgrounds, hiking, and outdoor activities for children and families. The newest park is Baker Ranch Community Park and it has some cool features like a tunnel slide, climbing rock and covered picnic areas. Nature Park is particularly nice if you want to walk a trail and have a quiet place for a picnic. Borrego Park is right next door to Foothill Ranch Library, so you can make a day of visiting this park. Concourse Park even features some water play!
Browse the Lake Forest parks below to see 17+ parks to visit within and near the city limits. I always welcome comments and suggestions.
Tamarisk Park in Lake Forest is tucked up in the foothills above Trabuco. The park was upgraded in Summer 2014 to remove the old-fashioned metal merry-go-round from "the olden days" when we were kids to a new Landscape Structures plastic spinner which looks reminiscent of a jacuzzi tub. I wonder what will happen when it rains? The new park also has shade covers and a new … [Read more...]
Baker Ranch Community Park in Lake Forest can make adults feel like kids going down a tunnel slide and provides new play opportunities for little ones. It opened in the new community of Baker Ranch on May 28, 2014. Location: From Interstate 405, take Bake Parkway towards the foothills and Lake Forest. You'll drive quite a few miles past Trabuco and turn left on Dimension … [Read more...]
Alton Park in Lake Forest is one of those rare parks that has everything in one small package - except restrooms. Directions to Alton Park in Lake Forest: Take Lake Forest Drive or Bake Parkway up to Portola and turn left. Take a right onto Alton Parkway and the park is on your left. Or go ahead and take Alton Parkway all the way from Interstate 5. (Address: 18992 Alton … [Read more...]
An article appeared in Atlantic Cities called "The Latest Scourge Afflicting Our Parks: Outdoor Yoga Classes." It sets up a scenario where private business is using public park space and not paying rent or fees for a facility. A good point, because sometimes the use of the park for classes affects the usability of the parks for the rest of the public. However, there are some … [Read more...]