Granada Park in Mission Viejo: You Just Might End Up Skipping the Mall

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Granada Park in Mission Viejo is one of those surprise finds. Tucked behind a business park and near the Mission Viejo Mall this was definitely a fun find because it makes for easy outdoor time even on days when you have to run a few errands in the mall. Location: From Interstate 5, exit Crown Valley Parkway and turn up the hill towards the mall. Get in the left hand … [Read more...]

Melinda Park in Mission Viejo

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Melinda Park in Mission Viejo sits right along Rancho Santa Margarita Parkway on the border of Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. It has great views of Saddleback Mountain. Directions to Melinda Park: Sits at the corner of Melinda and Rancho Santa Margarita Parkway. Melinda is between Alicia Parkway and Marguerite Parkway. It's also reachable by taking Olympiad … [Read more...]

Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo

Oso Viejo Community Park Mission Viejo

Oso Viejo Community Park is part of the Norman P. Murray Community Senior Center in Mission Viejo. The Senior Center is gorgeous with a fantastic patio garden and nice walkable trail. It's an all-around great outdoor experience. Location: From the 5 Freeway, take the La Paz exit and head east past Marguerite Parkway. Make a left on Veterans Way. (Address: 24932 Veterans … [Read more...]

Get Your Workout On! Local Parks with Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Parks with Outdoor Fitness Equipment

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...]

Christopher Park in Mission Viejo: Where the Palm Shades Play


Christopher Park in Mission Viejo is a place a friend mentioned in passing.  Of course, I always file away parks I've never visited and we stopped at this nice spot for a quick play. Location: Christopher Park is in a neighborhood off Trabuco (between Alicia Parkway and Marguerite).  From Interstate 5, exit at Alicia Parkway and head towards the foothills.  Turn right on … [Read more...]