Mountain View Park in Lake Forest is hidden behind a housing community and is slightly off any major roads. We have visited this park during the week and towards the end of our visit we were the only people at the park so we enjoyed listening to the birds sing. Since it isn’t on a major street you don’t have to compete with any road traffic or noise. Directions to … [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.
The Lake Forest Sports Park playgrounds and Recreation Center is my new favorite place to hang out. I think this might be the most underestimated place for fun in South County! I finally had a lazy weekend morning to really explore this park enough to cover it for you. I spent over an hour wandering around and I didn't even come close to seeing everything! Even though I … [Read more...]
Baker Ranch Community Park in Lake Forest can make adults feel like kids going down a tunnel slide and provides new play opportunities for little ones. It opened in the new community of Baker Ranch on May 28, 2014. Location: From Interstate 405, take Bake Parkway towards the foothills and Lake Forest. You'll drive quite a few miles past Trabuco and turn left on Dimension … [Read more...]
Alton Park in Lake Forest is one of those rare parks that has everything in one small package - except restrooms. Directions to Alton Park in Lake Forest: Take Lake Forest Drive or Bake Parkway up to Portola and turn left. Take a right onto Alton Parkway and the park is on your left. Or go ahead and take Alton Parkway all the way from Interstate 5. (Address: 18992 Alton … [Read more...]
Peachwood Park in Lake Forest is a small playground hidden in a neighborhood off Trabuco Road. It's not even on Google's map. It’s very near Tamarisk Park and can sometimes be confused with Tamarisk, but it’s smaller and has updated equipment. Location: From I-5, drive towards the foothills on Lake Forest Drive. Turn left on Trabuco Road and get ready to make an immediate … [Read more...]