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Peralta Canyon Park in Anaheim: Where the Bluebirds and Wild Green Parrots Fly

Peralta Canyon Park in Anaheim: Where the Bluebirds and Wild Green Parrots Fly

Peralta Canyon Park in Anaheim sits off Santa Ana Canyon Road near the 91 Freeway. It’s another great find by reader, Lisa. In fact, since Lisa is so great at finding North County parks and sharing such detailed info with us — we asked her to be our official North County Parks Reporter.  That’s not to say you should stop submitting North County parks!  Lisa just holds the distinction of submitting the MOST so far and we thought she should be honored for her efforts.

Location: Exit the freeway at Lakeview Avenue. You will immediately hit a T-intersection with the only choices are left or right. Turn left and stay on that road as it turns into Santa Ana Canyon Road. Turn left on Pinney Drive and make your first right onto Gerda. Follow Gerda around where you’ll see the parking lot by the picnic shelters. (Address: 115 N. Pinney Drive, Anaheim) MAP TO PERALTA CANYON PARK IN ANAHEIM


  • Fun toddler play structure, and huge play structure for the slightly bigger kids (which my toddler prefers, but isn’t that always how it is?).
  • Rarely crowded except for on holidays. Typically I only see one or two other families while we’re playing.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open for the flock of green parrots that hangs out here! I usually hear them before I see them, and then they hang around for a while. Very cool, and exciting for the kids.
  • A good amount of picnic benches with grills are sprinkled throughout the park, plus there’s a lot of shady grassy areas to spread a blanket out on.
  • 2 bench swings, NO baby swings

Be Aware:

  • The play structure is a little dirty and could use some love and pressure washing, but it certainly doesn’t bother my toddler.
  • No shade right around the play area – but there are plenty of big shady trees right around there to cool off under.
  • The bark level is a little low and it’s been piled up under the slides so the drop isn’t so great when the kids come flying out.
  • A bit of a roar from the 91 Freeway, but still feels peaceful among the tall trees and quiet neighborhood.


  • Large dedicated parking lot. The one time we experienced a crowd of people there (Easter – so it was to be expected), we were still able to find a parking spot.
  • Bark play surface with a recycled rubber accessibility ramp in one spot
  • I’d describe it as a sunken play area where parents can sit on benches or along the edges of the playground to watch the kids. There are also 3 picnic tables adjacent to the swings.
  • There are picnic shelters for a larger group (with grills, counters, and sinks) available for reservation through the Community Services Department (714-765-5233).
  • Drinking fountain is near the picnic shelters.
  • Bathrooms by the basketball court.
  • Baseball field, basketball court, volleyball court
  • Official City of Anaheim page for Peralta Canyon Park


Monday 4th of October 2010

I grew up at this park and my parents still live nearby, which means my kids visit it often. Because of this, this park is considered my kids "very favorite park" and it just melts my heart to hear that. A park that holds so many good memories for me is doing the same or my little ones. It's a great little gem and very accessible, yet most weekdays are quiet around there. It's a very easy park to keep an eye on your kids too!

Adjacent to the playground is a HUGE grassy field, great for rolling down or flying kites. Enjoy!


Tuesday 25th of May 2010

Keep it up, Lisa! We need more like you. I, personally, thoroughly enjoyed this park. The wind whispering in the big trees reminded me of many other days in the awesome outdoors.

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