Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest is a natural looking OC playground tucked away by horse stables near a tree-covered trail for exploring.
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 parks to visit within and near the city limits. I always welcome comments and suggestions.
Go for a 2023 Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest to see holiday lights and luminaria at this historic park.
The Lake Forest Sports Park playgrounds and Recreation Center are a hub for community events, free play, and fitness.
Rimgate Park in Lake Forest has a basketball court and tennis court, as well as grassy areas for play with one shaded playground.
Lake Forest Park playground isn’t much of a destination, but it’s the perfect place to use a starting point for a walk.
Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest is a local treasure. Serrano and Whiting are familiar names for those traveling in Lake Forest.
Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch is in just the right spot to pair with an outing to Foothill Ranch Library.
Alton Park in Foothill Ranch (Lake Forest) has lots of shade and trees, plus opportunities for pretend. It’s the perfect neighborhood park.