Finally! A list of parks with big slides in Orange County, California. This one took me a while to put together.
I thought about making the list only tunnel slides or some call them tube slides. Then I felt bad for the corkscrew slides or spiral slides. Some kids like the super wide slides where they can race their 2 or 3 friends.
I feel like this list is a work in progress and I’m open to suggestions for the tallest slides in Orange County or the widest slides in Orange County. Just drop me an email and I’ll add to the list.
I also thought it would be fun to do a food pairing for this slide post! So I came up with the idea to list places to get sliders (mini-burgers usually served as an appetizer). You’ll find my list of those spots and even recipes for you to make at home at the end of this post.
Parks with Big Slides in Orange County
Parks with big slides! That's what your kids keep asking for and that's what I've tried to highlight in this list of over 20 parks with the biggest or tallest slides in Orange County.
El Dorado Park in Mission Viejo
El Dorado Park's big slide is a neon green with views!
Oso Viejo Park in Mission Viejo
These twin slides are so popular! Which one is faster? Let's race!
Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach
Okay, so this slide isn't super tall or big -- but the rocketship it's housed in is a favorite with kids.
Baker Ranch Community Park in Lake Forest
This one will wear out your little ones with the climb to get up and around to slide down again and again.
Victory Park in Tustin
I like to call this one BIG BLUE - you can see why! And do you see LITTLE BLUE in the background? If you click over to the post you'll see there's also a bank of slides for racing.
Sea Canyon Park in Dana Point
Lots of big slides at Sea Canyon Park in Dana Point!
Stanton Central Park
A big yellow slide coming out of a train engine? Yes, please!
Pines Park Above Capistrano Beach
One big slide and lots of other slides at Pines Park and you even get a peekaboo view of the ocean.
Dinosaur Park in Laguna Hills
You don't even realize there is this huge slide at Dinosaur Park until you get to the back of the playground. As a bonus, you'll find some of the fastest metal slides in the county (photos in the park post) located front and center of the playground.
Marina Park in Newport Beach on the Balboa Peninsula
This is maybe more of a long tunnel slide rather than big -- but it sure has personality coming off the lighthouse!
Pioneer Road Park in Tustin
This is another "hidden" big slide that you wouldn't notice if you were playing over in the covered wagons (yes, this park has covered wagon shaped play equipment!).
Portola Park in Lake Forest
I had to get a wide view of this one to show the tall slides coming off both sides of this playground.
Heritage Park Play Island in Cerritos
This is maybe the only slide I know that comes out of a building? (And not in Orange County, but very close for those who live in North and Central OC.
Florence Joyner Olympiad Park in Mission Viejo
This is my favorite slide at Olympiad, but there are many more opportunities for sliding at this park! Visit the park post to see all the other slides.
Melinda Park in Mission Viejo
I love the yellow corkscrew of this slide at Melinda Park. It looks small in the photo, but feels pretty tall when you are sitting at the top! And can you see the short blue tunnel slide on the other side?
Talega Park in San Clemente
Another fun corkscrew slide here!
Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park Playground
Yet another colorful corkscrew slide.
Peter Green Park in Huntington Beach
Tons of slides from short tunnels to taller tunnels.
Irvine Adventure Playground at University Park
Irvine Adventure Playground has this awesome slide that feels like it's coming right out of a fort or hideout -- plus a set of concrete slides!
Bosque Playground at Great Park Trails in Irvine
The setting of this slide is just lush and beautiful. From the top of the slide, you can see views of the Great Park balloon and surrounding area.
OC Great Park Playgrounds in Irvine
There's another playground at the OC Great Park with big slides. Another corkscrew slide coming off this one.
Irvine Terrace Park in Newport Beach
This was the first playground I found with a tunnel slide that had a view. They seems small in comparison to some of the others I've shared, but it's a great park with many other slides and shade covers over some of the equipment.
Grant Howald Park in Newport Beach
This is a pretty tall two person racer slide newly installed at this park in Newport Beach.
Where to Get Sliders for a Picnic
Sliders are like mini-burgers or sometimes they are filled with brisket or tri-tip. The buns can be anything from classic sesame to fluffy yeasty rolls or even biscuits.
They are usually on the appetizer portion of the menu (so can be less expensive) and they come 3 or 4 to a plate (so they are easy to share).
You can also sometimes score sliders during Happy Hour for much lower prices, but I doubt you can get them to go.
- Beachside Sliders at Islands Restaurants
- Classic Sliders at Yard House
- Sliders or Tri-Tip Sliders from BJ’s Restaurants
- Big Mouth Bites at Chili’s
Find sliders in the freezer section of the grocery store:
- White Castle Cheeseburgers are basically sliders
- BUBBA Burger Gourmet Sliders
OR find some recipes on Pinterest and make your own at home. All you need are the little buns or make them on Kings Hawaiian rolls:
Summer Play Trips BINGO – Biggest Slides in OC
I created this post as part of my 2021 Summer Play Trips BINGO games that come out every week during the summer of 2021 in my newsletter and on my @ocplayparks Instagram account. You can play along if you want, or you can just visit the parks with big slides in this post.
What should you do after you complete your BINGO card? You can take the pressure off and do NOTHING. Seriously, who needs more on their To Do List?
But, if you or your kids want some recognition for your efforts, send me one self-addressed, stamped envelope at the end of summer along with your card or some artwork or a note to tell us of your adventures (or multiple envelopes as you complete them) and I’ll mail you back a personal note and stickers — for as long as I can keep up!
Address to send your self-addressed, stamped envelope: Michele at FunOrangeCountyParks.com, c/o Play Parks Creative LLC, PO Box 52451, Irvine, CA 92619
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