Pittsford Park added a universally accessible playspace - completed in October 2008. It's brilliant red with even the upper levels accessible to wheelchairs. A cars/roadway theme provides little people with stop and yield signs and a trike course. Location: From the 405, take the El Toro Road exit and follow it away from the ocean. Pass Trabuco Road and turn left on … [Read more...]
Lake Forest Parks
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.
For those who don't want to be in the gym, check out these local Orange County workout 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 … [Read more...]
Foothill Ranch Community Park in Lake Forest was last renovated in Spring 2009. One of my readers back then, Samantha, was a model visitor to my blog! I love how she kept me (and the rest of us) abreast of the renovation progress. You can laugh, but I get excited when other people are invested in their parks, their communities, and especially their kids. Samantha's daughter … [Read more...]
Darrin Park in Lake Forest is surrounded by apartments and homes, so it enjoys a steady stream of families with kids. During our visit, there were two families hanging out at the swings and as it got closer to lunchtime, more families came strolling down the sidewalk and onto the playground. Location: Darrin Park is at the dead end of on Cherry Avenue off Trabuco Road … [Read more...]
Lake Forest Park sits on a sloping hill near La Madera Elementary School. This is one of those parks that I passed by many times, because it just looks "eh" from the street. Serrano Creek Park is right across Lake Forest Drive and it has SO much to offer that this little playground pales in comparison. However, I wanted to cover it for the blog, so we stopped. We didn't … [Read more...]