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Moulton Meadows Park: Take In Coastal and Canyon Views

Moulton Meadows Park: Take In Coastal and Canyon Views

Moulton Meadows Park rests high above Laguna Beach. The drive up is almost as much of an adventure as the park itself.

The houses are beautiful and the park rests just below the summit. There are views of Aliso Viejo from the path above the playground.

Thanks so much to the anonymous Volunteer Park Reporter who gave their thoughtful insight into the park. I’ve marked their comments in italics below.

How to Get to Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach: Take PCH and turn up Nyes Place which climbs very steeply turning into Balboa Avenue. Park along the street on your right when you reach the top of the hill.  MAP to Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach

Recommended by: Volunteer Park Reporter

Highlights:

  • Nice rope climbing structure (changed a little since I originally posted this park in 2009, but the same general idea!)
  • Two structures for toddlers (2-4) and older kids (4-10)
  • Tennis courts, basketball court, and soccer fields near the park. Tennis and basketball courts are nice places for younger kids to ride bikes when games aren’t going on there.
  • Location is up the hill and more off the beaten path, so it’s a nice, mellow playground that attracts mostly neighborhood folks.
  • My kids and I enjoyed taking the path above the park and explored the views and pretty vegetation.
  • We left the park a different way than we drove up. We took Del Mar, to La Mirada, to Summit and drove by Bluebird Park.  The views of Laguna Beach were incredible.

Be Aware:

  • Area is not fenced in, so parents do have to watch that kids do not wander off.
  • I noticed lots of dogs–mostly on leash.

Checklist:

  • Parking on the street
  • Sand and recycled rubber play surface
  • Restrooms right next to the park
  • Shade from trees and small shade covers over the playground.
  • Easy to view kids from everywhere.
  • Tennis courts with time limits for play – parking meters used to mark the time
  • Nice basketball court
  • Soccer fields
  • Fitness course along the path
  • Picnic tables and grills
  • Official Moulton Meadows Park page at City of Laguna Beach
  • Nearest public library: Orange County Public Library branches in Laguna Beach

Nearby Parks:

Originally published in August 2009.

Steve P

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Hi - my family will be spending the 4th at a place down on the water nearby but were hoping to find out of the fireworks display at Dana Point would be visible from Moulton Meadows Park. We'd prefer not to battle a ton of traffic... Thanks!

Michele

Sunday 30th of June 2013

I'm thinking you might be able to see Aliso Viejo and Laguna Hills (if they have fireworks, but I don't think you'll really have a view of Dana Point. You should preview before the 4th to see!

Ellen Girardeau Kempler

Tuesday 1st of January 2013

Hi, Michele. I just found your site because one of your posts popped up as related content on a post I wrote about Laguna's Main Beach. Congrats on creating a great resource for parklovers in Orange County. Happy sails and trails from Gold Boat Journeys: Live. Write. Travel. Explore.

Michele

Wednesday 9th of January 2013

Thanks for your nice comment, Ellen. I wrote about those Rock Cairns, too -- https://funorangecountyparks.com/2010/07/rock-stacking-art-cairns-natural-graffiti.html