Looking for the best OC parks for a birthday party? This is, by no means, a complete list.
However, I combed through lots of the parks on this blog to find those that fit my criteria. I still have more to add, but this is my first go at it.
A word of caution approaching Summer 2021 is that not every park or every city is encouraging or even allowing gatherings. Each place has their own rules and limits.
Make sure you consult all the official sources to know what’s allowed and not allowed before you get too deep into planning a park birthday party in Orange County.
Best OC Birthday Party Park Ideas
Make sure you visit the park before you send invitations to make sure it's appropriate for your needs. I'd also suggest, calling the city for info on special permits or instructions. Here are the ones I came up with listed in no particular order.
Criteria (amenities required for birthday parties):
- Covered picnic table area (with 2 - 4 picnic tables)
- Dedicated parking lots
Please email me your suggestions for other SMALL parks and playgrounds.
MAP to Pittsford Park in Lake Forest
*No parking lot – but LOTS of street parking
Our Orange County Regional Parks would be pasted all over this post if not for the entrance fee. If you’re looking to reserve a shelter at one of our amazing regional parks, check out this reservation link and refer to OCParks.com for OFFICIAL information on our county parks.
These are the regional parks unofficially covered on my site:
- Riley Wilderness Park in Coto de Caza
- Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea
- Hidden Playground and Nature Hike at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
- Laguna Niguel Regional Park
- O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon
- William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine
- Aliso Beach Park in Laguna Beach
- Irvine Regional Park in Orange
- Mile Square Regional Park
Originally posted in August 2009.
Tuesday 12th of March 2013
Thank you so much! I had no idea where to celebrate my daughter's 1st Birthday before I saw your post. Great information, all I needed to know.
P.S. I called city of Irvine to check about using Valley Oak park. It is on first come, first served basis and no reservation is needed for a party. They said "Just keep it under 50 people, no alcohol, no bounce house and you are good".
Monday 6th of February 2012
I'm having trouble trying to think of a good birthday party for a 4 year old at a beach location? Any ideas?
Wednesday 11th of November 2009
Hi iam Deepa Iam planning for my daughter's 3rd birthday for 50 guests and i would like to if any park offers closed enclosers like that of crownvalley park in and arround alisoviejo thanks
Friday 7th of August 2009
those are AWESOME ideas!