South OC playgrounds include the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point/Capo Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Vista Del Lago Park in Mission Viejo lives up to its name with a view of Lake Mission Viejo and a small colorful playground.
San Clemente Beach Trail runs parallel to the train tracks along San Clemente’s beaches. Maybe start at the North Beach Playground with kids?
Linda Lane Beach in San Clemente is a little slice of beach perfect for swimmers in between surf flags and near Linda Lane Park.
Linda Lane Park in San Clemente feels ocean-themed and has views of the ocean and trains going by along the San Clemente Beach Trail.
Riley Wilderness Park in Coto De Caza is a peaceful spot for wildlife viewing and family walks through the butterfly garden.