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El Dorado Park in Mission Viejo

El Dorado Park in Mission Viejo

El Dorado Park in Mission Viejo is such a great little park near an elementary school. I’m so surprised I’ve missed it all these years, but I think it’s because it got a recent upgrade.

It happens to have “Swing with Me” swings, so some readers pointed me in the direction of El Dorado Park in Mission Viejo. I love the tall slides and the sand play!

el dorado park mission viejo entrance sign with park rules and regulations

How to Get to El Dorado Park in Mission Viejo

This park is in a neighborhood off Jeronimo Road between Alicia Parkway and Marguerite Parkway. You’d never know it was there, unless you turned off and drove uphill to the park. 

If you are approaching from Alicia Parkway, you’ll turn left onto Montilla and then take an immediate right onto Papagayo which turns into Carrillo.

The park is towards the top of the hill on your left. Montevideo Elementary School is directly past this park.

There is ample street parking on the same side of the road as the park. [Address: 24335 Carillo Drive, Mission Viejo] MAP TO EL DORADO PARK IN MISSION VIEJO

el dorado park mission viejo tall tunnel slide with distant view of the rest of the playground

Highlights:

  • This park is compact and easy to see the kids
  • Kids will love the TALL tunnel slide, twisty slide, and straight slide on the 5-12 year old equipment
  • There are also ladders and a climbing wall on the big kid equipment
  • The 2-5  year old equipment resembles a treehouse and has a double slide for racing, a single slide, plus some chain netting for climbing
  • Play apparatus where children stand and pedal both their legs and arms (takes lots of coordination!)
  • Lime green standing teeter totter
  • Ride-on bumblebee and grasshopper
two mommy and me swings and two bench swings over sand and a recycled rubber surface
  • 2 bench swings, 2 “swing with me” baby swings
  • 2 steel mesh benches/seating areas right on the playground, plus 2 picnic tables also right on the playground
  • 2 more picnic tables separated and a bit more distant from the playground
  • Beautiful grassy hill nearby for play and picnics
smaller playground area with toddler size slide and big blue sky as background

Be Aware:

  • The tall tunnel slide has pretty protected routes up to it, but there are a couple of “drop spots” where kids could fall at the top of the ladders and climbing wall
  • Park is somewhat near the neighborhood street and opens at 7am
  • Since it’s right next door to Montevideo Elementary School, there is definitely before/after school traffic
neon green twisty playground slide and ladders

Checklist:

bench area near the swings for parents with ride on spring toys shaped like a bumblebee and grasshopper

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Originally published in January 2019.

el dorado park mission viejo pinterest image with tunnel slide featured

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