Darrin Park in Lake Forest is surrounded by apartments and homes, so it enjoys a steady stream of families with kids. During our visit, there were two families hanging out at the swings and as it got closer to lunchtime, more families came strolling down the sidewalk and onto the playground. Location: Darrin Park is at the dead end of on Cherry Avenue off Trabuco Road … [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.
Lake Forest Park sits on a sloping hill near La Madera Elementary School. This is one of those parks that I passed by many times, because it just looks "eh" from the street. Serrano Creek Park is right across Lake Forest Drive and it has SO much to offer that this little playground pales in comparison. However, I wanted to cover it for the blog, so we stopped. We didn't … [Read more...]
Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest is a local treasure. Serrano and Whiting are familiar names for those traveling in Lake Forest, but learning the historical significance of the ranchos and people behind the names is fascinating to me. Once you're done with your experiential history lesson - head over to Serrano Creek Park for some play and maybe some natural … [Read more...]
Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest is a great park tucked away behind the Heritage Hills Shopping Center at the corner of Lake Forest Drive and Trabuco Road. The park runs all the way to Bake Parkway with eucalyptus and willow lining the creek. Location: Near the corner of Lake Forest and Trabuco on Serrano Road. From the 5 freeway, take the Lake Forest exit. Follow it … [Read more...]
Mountain View Park in Lake Forest is hidden behind a housing community and is slightly off any major roads. We have visited this park during the week and towards the end of our visit we were the only people at the park so we enjoyed listening to the birds sing. Since it isn’t on a major street you don’t have to compete with any road traffic or noise. Directions to … [Read more...]