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Pioneer Park in Anaheim

Pioneer Park in Anaheim

Pioneer Park in Anaheim was yet another map find. From the satellite imagery I could see some details from both structures that made it look very promising, and it didn’t disappoint at all. From the moment we started walking towards the play structures, I knew we’d found something really special. My three-year-old agreed, and he’s asked to go back every morning since – no kidding!

Directions to Pioneer Park in Anaheim: It is located just south of Sunkist Elementary School in East Anaheim. From the 57 freeway, exit at Lincoln and head west. Turn right on Sunkist, and make another right onto E. Underhill Avenue. The park will be on your left. Plentiful parking spots line the street and face the park. (Address:  2565 E. Underhill Avenue) MAP TO PIONEER PARK IN ANAHEIM


  • Two amazing play structures separated by a large grouping of rocks to scamper all over.
  • The play structure for the smaller kids is an old west hotel – complete with getaway horses.
  • I’ve found a new favorite play panel here – the side of the hotel has bells that are struck with music note mallets. Plenty of fun to be had with sounds.
  • The larger kids get an amazing tree house play structure – complete with a zip line exit and a large rock bridging two sections of the structure.
  • Look for the raccoon and squirrel hiding under the tree house.
  • Aside from the amazing play areas, there is an abundance of open grassy space for free play.

Be Aware:

  • Steer clear of the tree house structure if you have very small kids with you – it definitely requires a good amount of coordination to scamper across the rock bridge.


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Photo credit: Lisa Lasater is responsible for all these gorgeous photos – and for all the writing in this post. She’s my extremely valued North County Parks Reporter (volunteer)! All you North County families should leave her a comment with your gratitude for all she does to scout out the best in play for you!



Monday 26th of May 2014

This park is adorable, but soooo messy! Litter everywhere! It's hard to avoid stepping on it all! It's a shame, but we won't be coming back!


Sunday 2nd of June 2013

Love the space and play structures with our almost-3-yr old!! Thank you for recommending it!!

Really bummed about how much trash there was.

There were several birthday parties going on, perhaps it was from those?


Monday 16th of April 2012

This is a terrific website. Thank you! My friend was in Anaheim from out of town, staying near Disneyland, and we need a convenient place near her and right off the freeway for us to meet with the kids. This was a wonderful, clean, partially shady park that kept four children ages 1 to 5 entertained for more than two hours.


Wednesday 26th of October 2011

Tip: the 2-5 year old playground is past the older kids playground. Continue further down Underhill for closer parking to that area.


Tuesday 25th of October 2011

Gonna go check it out right now!

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