North OC parks and playgrounds aren’t featured heavily on this site, because I haven’t had many recommendations.
If you live in north Orange County, please recommend your favorite parks so I can build on your insider information!
North Orange County has a good mix of outdoor parks linked up with wilder nature trails in areas like Brea, Anaheim Hills, and Yorba Linda.
Stanton has some great supervised parks.
One of my favorite regional parks is in north county at Clark Regional Park. Super fun little trail around the park and also an interpretive center.
I’ve also provided links to OCParks.com regional parks in North OC and city park pages.
North Orange County Playgrounds
You can visit North Orange County playgrounds and parks to see an archive list of ALL the North OC parks, but it’s a pretty lengthy list. Here are the parks by city:
Garden Grove Parks
OCParks.com Regional Parks
Our regional parks require a $3-$5 entrance fee – but they are worth every penny!
Buy your annual pass online. I recommend the $55 County Regional and Wilderness Parks Parking Pass unless you are a regular at the Salt Creek Beach Park in Dana Point. In my humble opinion, that would be the only reason to spring for the $80 All County Parks and Beaches Parking Pass.
Carbon Canyon Regional Park (Brea)
Ralph C. Clark Regional Park (Buena Park)
Ted Craig Regional Park (Fullerton)
Featherly Regional Park (Anaheim)
Santiago Oaks Regional Park (Anaheim)
Tri-City Park (Placentia)
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (Foothill Ranch/Trabuco Cyn)
Yorba Regional Park (Anaheim)
North Orange County City Park Links:
- Anaheim (links to parks and map)
- Brea (text list with descriptions)
- Buena Park (index to 12 parks with photos and amenities checklist for each)
- Cypress (simple map linking to individual parks with photos and amenities list)
- Fullerton (list links to individual parks with photos and maps)
- Garden Grove (parks and facilities chart with no photos but list of amenities at each park)
- La Habra (visit La Habra’s parks listing with a few photos and amenities listed)
- La Palma (a few photos and list of amenities)
- Placentia (PDF list of rentable facilities and parks)
- Stanton (list with address, amenities and 1 photo each)
- Westminster (big list of parks with links)
- Yorba Linda (list of parks with small photos and amenities OR you can download a park map)
Or check my other indexes or the playground map:
- Central OC Parks and Playgrounds
- South OC Parks and Playgrounds
- Park Map of Orange County (markers link to blog posts)