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Orchard Park in Irvine

Orchard Park in Irvine

We discovered Orchard Park in Irvine when we were playing around Castle Park and Heritage Park. It’s halfway in between those parks in Irvine’s Northwood neighborhood. The park is tucked away along a busy street, so you can almost miss it when you drive by. There are plenty of shade trees and a big lawn area.

Location of Orchard Park in Irvine: Orchard Park is at the corner of Yale and Roosevelt near Interstate 5. You will need to exit at either Jeffrey or Culver depending on which direction you are coming from. Cut across on Walnut to reach Yale. I parked on the less busy Van Buren. (Address: 1 Van Buren, Irvine) MAP to Orchard Park in Irvine

Highlights:

  • Train is a big highlight with sit-in sized cars – lots of pretend play can happen here
  • 2 play structures for all ages with shade covers on equipment
  • Swings, tire swing, ride-on spring toy

  • Shaded trellis walkways and nice picnic area with monster charcoal grills
  • Full-size basketball court and half court basketball

Be Aware:

  • Busy street corner nearby

Checklist:

  • Parking on the street (Van Buren)
  • Recycled rubber and sand play surface
  • Restrooms adjacent to playground and picnic area
  • Lots of picnic tables with grills
  • Vending machine with sodas
  • Basketball court and lush grassy areas
  • Shade from trees and trellis
  • Easy to view kids
  • Official City of Irvine website
  • Nearest public library: Orange County Public Library – Irvine Heritage Park branch

 

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Originally published in May 2009.

Jen

Friday 8th of May 2009

Haven't heard of this one! Thanks! Trains look really fun...