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Monkey Bars for Grown-Ups?

Monkey Bars for Grown-Ups?

I get the best questions!  Here’s the latest: “Do you know of any parks in the OC that have monkey bars tall enough for adults to use?”

Now, Orange County is a big place and there are almost 900 parks here.  At the time of writing, I’ve covered 240 on this website.  So I’ll see if I can narrow it down a bit — by looking through all my photos to refresh my memory.  Of course, playgrounds are only rated for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds — so take that into account.

^=Portable Toilets

NOTE: Most of these parks are in South OC — if you know of any in your neighborhood, please add to the comments.  Also, I can’t vouch for how tall these are, I just know they aren’t on the 2-5 year old playsets. I have been to all the playgrounds, it’s just been a while for some of them.

Aliso Viejo Parks
Acorn Park*
Aliso Viejo Community Park*
Argonaut Park

Hummingbird Park^
Iglesia Park
Oak Park^
Ridgecrest Park*
Springdale Park^

Dana Point
Dana Crest Park
Shipwreck Park
Thunderbird Park^

Laguna Beach
Lang Park*
Moulton Meadows Park*

Laguna Hills
Clarington Park
El Conejo Park
Knotty Pine Park
Mandeville Park
Mendocino Park
Stockport Park

Laguna Niguel
Laguna Niguel Regional Park (Main Playground)*
Niguel Heights Park

Lake Forest Parks
Concourse Park
Foothill Ranch Community Park*
Rimgate Park

Mission Viejo Parks
Barbadanes Park
Castille Park
Christopher Park
Pavion Park
Valyermo Park

San Clemente Parks
Bonito Canyon Park*
Marblehead Park*
Talega Park*

San Juan Capistrano

Bonita Park

Trabuco Canyon
O’Neill Regional Park*


Spyglass Hill Park in Newport Beach
Balboa Pier Playground* in Newport Beach
Las Lomas Park in Irvine
Fred Barrera Park in Orange
Citrus Ranch Park in Tustin
Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park


Monday 2nd of December 2013

What park is the one with the yellow monkey bars that go around in a circle? I live in San Clemente and have not seen that one. Looks like fun!


Sunday 15th of April 2012

That's such a funny question. We are pretty keen on finding pull up bars high enough off the ground for an adult to use that also aren't a huge wide grip width too


Thursday 5th of April 2012

I LOVE knowing that we are ALL still kids at heart who just want to PLAY! PLAY! PLAY!


Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

William R. Mason Regional Park has a fitness course for grownups (spread in 3 sections along the trail), which has monkey bars specifically for adults.

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