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Blue Gum Park in Irvine

Blue Gum Park in Irvine

Blue Gum Park in Irvine is one of those great “insider” recommendations. We were playing at Tustin Sports Park with its massive red shade cover, when one of the moms told me about Blue Gum. It’s shaded largely by trees and provides a cool respite at the height of summer.

Location: Off Bryan near Jeffrey Road in Irvine. Jeffrey is an exit off Interstate 5. Head east on Jeffrey from I-5 and turn left on Bryan. Then turn left onto Eastwood, and another left onto Columbus which turns into Aberdeen.  Park will be on your left. MAP to Blue Gum Park in Irvine


  • Kids always love the Clubhouse feature for playing restaurant or cooking
  • Nice and compact play area in the shade
  • Located off a walking path which looked like it would be good for leisurely strolls
  • Hanging pedestals, monkey bars, and climbing walls
  • 2 baby swings and 2 bench swings
  • Nice contained lawn area for running or simple ball games

Be Aware:

  • NO restrooms
  • Parking is in a neighborhood with a short walk to the playground


  • Parking in the neighborhood
  • Sand and recycled rubber play surface
  • Drinking fountain
  • No restrooms
  • Shade cover over playground, but not over the picnic tables
  • Picnic tables and charcoal grills
  • Nice sand volleyball court
  • Official City of Irvine website
  • Nearest public library: Orange County Public Library – Irvine Heritage Park branch

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