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Olinda Ranch Park in Brea: Pluck Some Piano Tunes and Play in the Sand

Olinda Ranch Park in Brea: Pluck Some Piano Tunes and Play in the Sand

Olinda Ranch Park in Brea is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just across the street from Carbon Canyon Regional Park. The small but charming play structure has some fun interactive play panels and plenty of play sand below. Retreat to the shade of the nearby trees or shaded picnic area for a snack and a break from the sun.

Directions to Olinda Ranch Park in Brea:  From the 57 freeway, exit at Lambert and head east. Make a left at Santa Fe Road, followed by a left at Railway Avenue. Keep to the left as the road forks and head straight into the large parking lot, or make a right just before you reach the parking lot to find the smaller and slightly closer lot. Off  Cedarwood Court in Brea. MAP TO OLINDA RANCH PARK IN BREA

Brea Olinda Ranch Park

Highlights:

  • My kids are enamored with the “piano” play panel underneath the structure – complete with the notes to pluck out some well-known songs printed right onto the panel
  • Play sand – the good stuff! Bring those sand toys and prepare to make some castles
  • Bunnies and birds all around
  • Large open grassy area for free play – bring some frisbees for extra fun
  • Super close to the restroom for the little ones that are potty training
  • Two bench swings

Be Aware:

  • The play structure is downhill from the parking areas – take the steps (a good amount of them) or use the ramp to get to the fun area
  • A good amount of sand makes its way onto the play structure – watch out for slipping and maybe take the time to brush some of it off before smaller ones play here
  • NO baby swings – bench swings only

Checklist:

  • Dedicated parking lot
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountains
  • Recycled rubber and play sand play surface
  • Picnic tables and BBQs galore in the surrounding area
  • Full basketball court
  • Soccer field up near the parking lots
  • Official City of Brea website park page
  • Nearest Public Library: The Brea Branch Library of the OC Public Library is located at 1 Civic Center Circle. Brea Branch Library website

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